Vorlesungen über Hydrodynamische Fernkräfte nach C. A. Bjerknes’ Theorie, von V. Bjerknes. I. Mit vierzig Figuren im Text. + II. Mit sechzig Figuren im Text und auf zwei Tafeln.
Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1900-1902. Small 4to. xvi, 338 + xvi, 316pp.
Contemporary half cloth. Slight discolouration to top edge of vol. II. Else an attractive set.
INSCRIBED by Vilhelm Bjerknes to Fil. Mag. Arne Benedicks ”til minde om Oslo 1934” [in memory of Oslo 1934].
Master of Philosophy Carl Arne Bernhard Benedicks [1905 – 1966], son of the Swedish physicist Carl Axel Fredrik Benedicks [1875-1958]. Carl Axel Fredrik Benedicks was member of Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien [The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences], og nominated Vilhelm Bjerknes for the Nobelprisen i Physics 5 times [1938, -39, -40, -42 og -44. Bjerknes never received the price.
Norwegian physicist & meteorologist Vilhelm Bjerknes [1862-1951] is considered the originator of modern weather forecasting. Bjerknes was the son of Carl Anton Bjerknes and during his studies worked with his father on experimental confirmation of his theoretical results. Besides the collaboration with his father, his stay in Bonn as a pupil of Heinrich Hertz was of particular importance to Bjerknes. Here, under Hertz’s guidance, he began his basic research into electrical resonance, which was to become of fundamental importance for the development of wireless telegraphy and telephony. After completing these investigations, Bjerknes set about bringing his father’s work to a preliminary conclusion. The result was published in the work Vorlesungen über hydrodynamische Fernkräfte nach Carl Anton Bjerknes’ Theorie (2 volumes, 1900–1902). During this work, Bjerknes came up with his two famous circulation theorems, which he immediately realized would be a powerful aid to understanding the movements in air and sea, especially how movement arises as a result of thermal processes.