# Masters of Theory

## Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics

*List of Illustrations*

*Preface and Acknowledgments*

*Note on Conventions and Sources*

**1 Writing a Pedagogical History of Mathematical Physics**

**2 The Reform Coach**Teaching Mixed Mathematics in Georgian and

Victorian Cambridge

**3 A Mathematical World on Paper**The Material Culture and Practice-

Ladenness of Mixed Mathematics

**4 Exercising the Student Body**Mathematics, Manliness, and

Athleticism

**5 Routh's Men**Coaching, Research, and the Reform of Public Teaching

**6 Making Sense of Maxwell's Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism**

**in Mid-Victorian Cambridge**

**7 Joseph Larmor, the Electronic Theory of Matter, and the Principle**

**of Relativity**

**8 Transforming the Field**The Cambridge Reception of Einstein's Special

Theory of Relativity

**9 Through the Convex Looking Glass**A.S. Eddington and the Cambridge

Reception of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity

**Epilogue: Training, Continuity, and Change**

*Appendix A: Coaching Success, 1865-1909*

*Appendix B: Coaching Lineage, 1865-1909*

*Bibliography*

*Index*

**University of Chicago Press: Susan E. Abrams Prize in History of Science**

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