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Buchwald, Jed Z.

Works: 41 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 7,311 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Terminology  Observations 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q143.N495, 509.4209032
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Most widely held works by Jed Z Buchwald
Isaac Newton's natural philosophy by Jed Z Buchwald ( )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The creation of scientific effects Heinrich Hertz and electric waves by Jed Z Buchwald ( )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is an attempt to reconstitute the tacit knowledge--the shared, unwritten assumptions, values, and understandings--that shapes the work of science. Jed Z. Buchwald uses as his focus the social and intellectual world of nineteenth-century German physics. Drawing on the lab notes, published papers, and unpublished manuscripts of Heinrich Hertz, Buchwald recreates Hertz's 1887 invention of a device that produced electromagnetic waves in wires. The invention itself was serendipitous and the device was quickly transformed, but Hertz's early experiments led to major innovations in electrodyna
Histories of the electron the birth of microphysics by Jed Z Buchwald ( )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newton and the origin of civilization by Jed Z Buchwald ( )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isaac Newton's Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended, published in 1728, one year after the great man's death, unleashed a storm of controversy. And for good reason. The book presents a drastically revised timeline for ancient civilizations, contracting Greek history by five hundred years and Egypt's by a millennium. newton and the Origin of Civilization tells the story of how one of the most celebrated figures in the history of mathematics, optics, and mechanics came to apply his unique ways of thinking to problems of history, theology, and mythology, and of how his radical ideas produced an uproar that reverberated in Europe's learned circles throughout the eighteenth century and beyond. Jed Buchwald and Mordechai Feingold reveal the manner in which Newton strove for nearly half a century to rectify universal history by reading ancient texts through the lens of astronomy, and to create a tight theoretical system for interpreting the evolution of civilization on the basis of population dynamics. It was during Newton's earliest years at Cambridge that he developed the core of his singular method for generating and working with trustworthy knowledge, which he applied to his study of the past with the same rigor he brought to his work in physics and mathematics. Drawing extensively on Newton's unpublished papers and a host of other primary sources, Buchwald and Feingold reconcile Isaac Newton the rational scientist with Newton the natural philosopher, alchemist, theologian, and chronologist of ancient history."--Book Jacket
The rise of the wave theory of light : optical theory and experiment in the early nineteenth century by Jed Z Buchwald ( Book )
11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wrong for the right reasons by Jed Z Buchwald ( )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to cold bodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be - and sometimes markedly so - was nevertheless sound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale
From Maxwell to microphysics : aspects of electromagnetic theory in the last quarter of the nineteenth century by Jed Z Buchwald ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific practice : theories and stories of doing physics ( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The zodiac of Paris : how an improbable controversy over an ancient Egyptian artifact provoked a modern debate between religion and science by Jed Z Buchwald ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dendera zodiac--an ancient bas-relief temple ceiling adorned with mysterious symbols of the stars and planets--was first discovered by the French during Napoleon's campaign in Egypt, and quickly provoked a controversy between scientists and theologians. Brought to Paris in 1821 and ultimately installed in the Louvre, where it can still be seen today, the zodiac appeared to depict the nighttime sky from a time predating the Biblical creation, and therefore cast doubt on religious truth. The Zodiac of Paris tells the story of this incredible archeological find and its unlikely role in the fierce disputes over science and faith in Napoleonic and Restoration France. --publisher's description
A master of science history essays in honor of Charles Coulston Gillispie by Jed Z Buchwald ( )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New essays in science history ranging across the entire field and related in most instance to the works of Charles Gillispie, one of the field's founders
Scientific credibility and technical standards in 19th and early 20th century Germany and Britain by Jed Z Buchwald ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The articles in this first volume of ARCHIMEDES explicitly and intentionally cross boundaries between science and technology, and they also illuminate one another. The first three contributions concern optics and industry in 19th century Germany; the fourth concerns electric standards in Germany during the same period; the last essay in the volume examines a curious development in the early history of wireless signalling that took place in England, and that has much to say about the establishment and enforcement of standard methods in a rapidly-developing technology that emerged out of a scientific effect. Historical work over the last few decades has shown that technology cannot be characterized simply, or even usually, as applied science. The beliefs, the devices, and the natural objects that are created or discovered by scientists, often play altogether minor roles in the construction of technologies. Taking this realization as a given, the essays in Scientific Credibility and Technical Standards effectively argue that we must now seek to go beyond it; we must also begin to think carefully about the role that science actually did play when it was explicitly deployed by technologists
The Oxford handbook of the history of physics by Jed Z Buchwald ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book brings together cutting-edge writing by more than twenty leading authorities on the history of physics from the seventeenth century to the present day. By presenting a wide diversity of studies in a single volume, it provides authoritative introductions to scholarly contributions that have tended to be dispersed in journals and books not easily accessible to the general reader. While the core thread remains the theories and experimental practices of physics, the Handbook contains chapters on other dimensions that have their place in any rounded history. These include the role of lecturing and textbooks in the communication of knowledge, the contribution of instrument-makers and instrument-making companies in providing for the needs of both research and lecture demonstrations, and the growing importance of the many interfaces between academic physics, industry, and the military
Erasmi Bartholini Experimenta crystalli Islandici disdiaclastici quibus mira & insolita refractio detegitur by Erasmus Bartholin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hermann von Helmholtz's mechanism the loss of certainty : a study on the transition from classical to modern philosophy of nature by Gregor Schiemann ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patterns of change linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics by Ladislav Kvasz ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book offers a reconstruction of linguistic innovations in the history of mathematics; innovations which changed the ways in which mathematics was clone, understood and philosophically interpreted. It argues that there are at least three ways in which the language of mathematics has been changed throughout its history, thus determining the lines of development that mathematics has followed." "The book offers tools of analysis by means of which scholars and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics can attain better understanding of the various changes, which the subject of their study underwent in the course of history. The book brings also important insights for mathematics education connecting growth of language with the development of mathematical thought."--BOOK JACKET
The moon that wasn't the saga of Venus' spurious satellite by Helge Kragh ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First spotted in 1645, the non-existing moon was observed more than a dozen times until late eighteenth century. Although few astronomers believed in the existence of the moon after about 1770, it continued to attract attention for another century. This book details the history of one of astronomy's many spurious objects, the satellite of Venus
The world as a mathematical game John von Neumann and twentieth century science by Giorgio Israel ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive scientific and intellectual biography of John von Neumann, a man who perhaps more than any other is representative of twentieth century science
From summetria to symmetry the making of a revolutionary scientific concept by Giora Hon ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concept of symmetry is inherent to modern science, and its evolution has a complex history that richly exemplifies the dynamics of scientific change. This study is based on primary sources, presented in context: the authors examine closely the trajectory of the concept in the mathematical and scientific disciplines as well as its trajectory in art and architecture. The principal goal is to demonstrate that, despite the variety of usages in many different domains, there is a conceptual unity underlying the invocation of symmetry in the period from antiquity to the 1790s which is distinct fr
A history of parametric statistical inference from Bernoulli to Fisher, 1713-1935 by Anders Hald ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is a history of parametric statistical inference, written by Anders Hald. This book can be viewed as a follow-up to his two most recent books, although this current text is much more streamlined and contains new analysis of many ideas and developments. And unlike his other books, which were encyclopedic by nature, this book can be used for a course on the topic, the only prerequisites being a basic course in probability and statistics." "Throughout each of the chapters, the author provides biographical sketches of many of the main characters, including Laplace, Gauss, Edgeworth, Fisher, and Karl Pearson. He also examines the roles played by DeMoivre, James Bernoulli, and Lagrange, and he provides an accessible exposition of the work of R.A. Fisher. This book will be of interest to statisticians, mathematicians, undergraduate and graduate students, and historians of science."--BOOK JACKET
Granting the Seasons the Chinese astronomical reform of 1280, with a study of its many dimensions and a translation of its records : Shou shih li cong kao by Nathan Sivin ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China's most sophisticated system of computational astronomy was created for a Mongol emperor who could neither read nor write Chinese, to celebrate victory over China after forty years of devastating war. This book explains how and why, and reconstructs the observatory and the science that made it possible
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Alternative Names
Buchwald, J. Z. 1949-
Buchwald, Jed 1949-
Buchwald, Jed Zachary 1949-
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