In parallel with the chemical research being done to provide support for an atomic theory of matter, there was also work being done in the discipline of physics. In this episode we discuss developments in the fields of thermodynamics and kinetic theory that supported the idea of atoms moving through a void.
Ideas discussed include: Kinetic Theory of Gases, Caloric, Thermodynamics, Conservation of Energy and Entropy. Persons discussed include Daniel Bernoulli, Joseph Black, William Thompson (Count Rumford), Humpry Davy, Thomas Young, John Herapath, August Kronig, James Prescott Joule, Rudolf Clausius, James Clerk Maxwell and Ludwig Boltzmann.
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