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JEANS, JAMES HEPWOOD SIGNED CARD, PHYSICIST, ASTRONOMER, MATHEMATICIAN, AUTHOR

$125.00

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HE MADE IMPORTANT CONTIBUTIONS IN MANY AREAS OF PHYSICS, INCLUDING QUANTUM THEORY, THE THEORY OF RADIATION, STELLAR EVOLUTION, AND IS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF BRITISH COSMOLOGY. ONE OF HIS MAJOR DISCOVERIES, CALLED JEANS LENGTH, IS A CRITICAL RADIUS OF AN INTERSTELLAR CLOUD IN SPACE

SIR JAMES HEPWOOD JEANS (1877-1946) SIGNED CARD, “J. H. Jeans”, on a card 4 x 3, by the English physicist, astronomer, mathematician, whose scientific reputation is grounded in his monographs: The Dynamical Theory of Gases (1904), Theoretical Mechanics (1906), and Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism (1908). He also wrote many books for the lay public, which made him well known as an expositor of the revolutionary scientific discoveries of his days, especially in relativity and physical cosmology. He was a professor of astronomy at the Royal Institution at Cambridge University. The card is in fine condition, with minor age toning and the place/date, “London, 6. XII. 1930” in another hand on the lover left.

$125   #12692