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A-2500 Baden
Austria
Contact Dr. Paul Kainbacher
Telephone +43 699 1101 9221
Fax +43 2252 21239
Specialists Africana, Americana, Orient, Asia, Arabia, Pacific, Voyages, Africa, Photographs, Natural History, Old and Rare Books, Pacificana, Travel, Geography
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Doppler, Christian

Ueber das farbige Licht der Doppelsterne und einiger anderer Gestirne des Himmels. Versuch einer das Bradley'sche Aberrations-Theorem als integrirenden Theil in sich schliessenden allgemeineren Theorie. Prag, Königl. Böhm. Gesellsch.d.Wissenschaften 1842. (ii) 467-482p, 1 plate with 8 figures; modern calf with blindstamp, librarystamp and ownersticket, from: Abhandlungen der königl. böhm. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, V. Folge, Bd. 2. A very fine copy. First edition. , 1842

Doppler, Christian
Ueber das farbige Licht der Doppelsterne und einiger anderer Gestirne des Himmels. Versuch einer das Bradley'sche Aberrations-Theorem als integrirenden Theil in sich schliessenden allgemeineren Theorie. Prag, Königl. Böhm. Gesellsch.d.Wissenschaften 1842. (ii) 467-482p, 1 plate with 8 figures; modern calf with blindstamp, librarystamp and ownersticket, from: Abhandlungen der königl. böhm. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, V. Folge, Bd. 2. A very fine copy. First edition.

DSB IV, 167. Gillespie IV, 167. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 57: "in 1842, Doppler, Austrian mathematician, made the first announcement of the principle by which the approach of recession of celestical objects could be spectroscopically determined .. Modified by relativity theory, the Doppler principle has become a major astronomical tool." Norman, nr. 651: "The first statement of the Doppler principle, which relates the observed frequency of a wave to the motion of the source or the observer relative to the medium in which the wave is propagated. Doppler mentioned the application of this principle to both acoustics and optics, particulary to the colored appearance of double stars and the fluctuations of variable stars and novae; however, his reasoning in the optical arguments was flawed by his erroneous belief that all stars were basically white and emitted light only or mostly in the visible spectrum. Five years later, the astronomer Hippolyte Fizeau published a paper announcing his independent discovery of the effect and noting the usefulness of observing spectral line shifts in its application to astronomy; this point was such fundamental importance to Doppler's principle that it is ometimes called the Doppler-Fizeau principle. The accoustical Doppler effect was verified experimentally in 1845, and the optical effect in 1901; .... It has also numerous applications beyond astronomy, such as in Doppler radar and in machines to measure bloof flow.".
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