Hermann von Helmholtz

[Revised entry by Lydia Patton on May 21, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Hermann von Helmholtz (1821 - 1894) participated in two of the most significant developments in physics and in
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[Revised entry by Lydia Patton on May 21, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Hermann von Helmholtz (1821 - 1894) participated in two of the most significant developments in physics and in the philosophy of science in the 19th century: the proof that Euclidean geometry does not describe the only possible visualizable and physical space, and the shift from physics based on actions between particles at a distance to the field theory. Helmholtz achieved a staggering number...

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