1: The discovery of the piezoelectric effect.
2: The Road to the Descriptive Theory
3: Theories and models about the causes of the piezoelectric phenomena.
4: Theoretical elaboration of Voigt's theory.
5: Empirical work in the 1890s
Appendix. 1. Earlier appearances of electricity by pressure.
Appendix 2. Mathematical Works on Voigt's General Theory
Appendix 3. Voigt's Concepts of Electric Charge
Appendix 4. Tables
Über den Autor
Shaul Katzir is a historian of science. He teaches history of science [and general history] at Bar Ilan, Ben Gurion, and Tel Aviv universities, at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and at the Academic College of Tel Aviv Jaffa.
The first history of the subject
Provides a detailed account of the genesis of a new technology
Explores the nature of scientific development, and the interplay of various approaches and philosophies
Provides an unusual perspective on late nineteenth century physics