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Hermann von Helmholtz

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A moving body whose motion was not retarded by any resisting force would continue to move to all eternity.

— Hermann von Helmholtz

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A raised weight can produce work, but in doing so it must necessarily sink from its height, and, when it has fallen as deep as it can fall, its gravity remains as before, but it can no longer do work.

— Hermann von Helmholtz

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But heat can also be produced by the friction of liquids, in which there could be no question of changes in structure, or of the liberation of latent heat.

— Hermann von Helmholtz

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Each individual fact, taken by itself, can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment, or be useful to us in its practical applications.

— Hermann von Helmholtz

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Iron which is brought near a spiral of copper wire, traversed by an electrical current, becomes magnetic, and then attracts other pieces of iron, or a suitably placed steel magnet.

— Hermann von Helmholtz

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Now, the external work of man is of the most varied kind as regards the force or ease, the form and rapidity, of the motions used on it, and the kind of work produced.

— Hermann von Helmholtz

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Reason we call that faculty innate in us of discovering laws and applying them with thought.

— Hermann von Helmholtz

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The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable, and can neither be increased nor diminished.

— Hermann von Helmholtz

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--Academic Discourse (Heidelberg 1862)

Students and associates
Other students and research associates of Helmholtz at Berlin included Max Planck Heinrich Kayser Eugen Goldstein Wilhelm Wien Arthur König Henry Augustus Rowland A. This was a rejection of the speculative tradition of Naturphilosophie which was at that time a dominant philosophical paradigm in German physiology. As a philosopher he is known for his philosophy of science ideas on the relation between the laws of perception and the laws of nature the science of aesthetics and ideas on the civilizing power of science.

Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (August 31 1821 – September 8 1894) was a German physician and physicist who made significant contributions to several widely varied areas of modern science. In physics he is known for his theories on the conservation of energy work in electrodynamics chemical thermodynamics and on a mechanical foundation of thermodynamics. In physiology and psychology he is known for his mathematics of the eye theories of vision ideas on the visual perception of space color vision research and on the sensation of tone perception of sound and empiricism.

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