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The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson

Volume 2

By Ernest Rutherford

Series Editor: James Chadwick

Routledge – 1963 – 610 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

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Description

This is the second of three volumes which together contain the complete range of Lord Rutherford’s scientific papers, incorporating in addition addresses, general lectures, letters to editors, accounts of his scientific work and personal recollections by friends and colleagues.

Volume two, first published in 1963, includes the papers published by Rutherford when professor of Physics at Manchester, 1907 to 1919. While the work of his laboratory ranged over the whole field of radioactivity, he himself devoted much effort to questions concerning the nature and properties of the a particle. Consideration of the scattering of a particles led him to the second of his outstanding achievements, the conception of the nuclear structure of the atom, which opened up a new era in Physics.

In each volume can be found photographs of Rutherford and his collaborators, multiple graphs, tables, diagrams and charts, and also pictures of the original apparatus which is of historic interest.

Contents

Foreword Sir James Chadwick Rutherford at Manchester: an epoch in physics N. Feather The Papers

Name: The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson: Volume 2 (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Ernest RutherfordSeries Editor: James Chadwick. This is the second of three volumes which together contain the complete range of Lord Rutherford’s scientific papers, incorporating in addition addresses, general lectures, letters to editors, accounts of his scientific work and personal...
Categories: History of Science & Technology, Biographical Reference, Intellectual History, Modern History 1750-1945, Contemporary History 1945-, General Physics, Philosophy of Science