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Cohesion A Scientific History of Intermolecular Forces

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ISBN-10: 0521810086

ISBN-13: 9780521810081

Edition: 2002

Authors: John Rowlinson

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Why does matter stick together? Why do gases condense to liquids, and liquids to solids. This book provides a detailed historical account of how some of the leading scientists of the past three centuries have tried to answer these questions.
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Book details

List price: $147.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/19/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 342
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

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Preface
Introduction and summary
Notes and references
Newton
Newton's legacy
Newton's heirs
On the Continent
A science at a halt
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes and references
Laplace
Laplace in 1805
Capillarity
Burying Laplacian physics
Crystals
Elasticity of plates
Elasticity of solids
Notes and references
Van der Waals
1820-1870
Clausius and Maxwell
Van der Waals's thesis
1873-1900
The electrical molecule
Notes and references
Resolution
Dispersion forces
Argon
Water
Action at a distance
Solids and liquids
Conclusion
Notes and references
Name index
Subject index