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The Cambridge history of science. Vol. 5, The modern physical and mathematical sciences

Author: Mary Jo Nye
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Series: Cambridge histories online
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing upon the most recent methods and results in historical studies of science, this volume offers a narrative and interpretive history of the physical and mathematical sciences from the early 19th century to the close of the 20th century.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Jo Nye
ISBN: 9780511468346 0511468342
OCLC Number: 457145906
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on 28 July, 2009).
Description: xxix, 650 pages : digital, PDF file.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contents: Introduction: The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences / Mary Jo Nye --
The Public Cultures of the Physical Sciences After 1800 --
Theories of Scientific Method / Nancy Cartwright, Stathis Psillos and Hasok Chang --
Intersections of Physical Science and Western Religion in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries / Frederick Gregory --
A Twisted Tale: Women in the Physical Sciences in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries / Margaret W. Rossiter --
Scientists and Their Publics: Popularization of Science in the Nineteenth Century / David M. Knight --
Literature and the Modern Physical Sciences / Pamela Gossin --
Discipline Building in the Sciences: Places, Instruments, Communication --
Mathematical Schools, Communities, and Networks / David E. Rowe --
The Industry, Research, and Education Nexus / Terry Shinn --
Remaking Astronomy: Instruments and Practice in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries / Robert W. Smith --
Languages in Chemistry / Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent --
Imagery And Representation In Twentieth-Century Physics / Arthur I. Miller --
Chemistry and Physics: Problems Through the Early 1900s --
The Physical Sciences in the Life Sciences / Frederic L. Holmes --
Chemical Atomism and Chemical Classification / Hans-Werner Schütt --
The Theory of Chemical Structure and its Applications / Alan J. Rocke --
Theories and Experiments on Radiation from Thomas Young to X Rays / Sungook Hong --
Force, Energy, and Thermodynamics / Crosbie Smith --
Electrical Therory and Practice in the Nineteenth Century / Bruce J. Hunt --
Atomic and Molecular Sciences in the Twentieth Century --
Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure, 1900-1927 / Olivier Darrigol --
Radioactiviy and Nuclerar Physics / Jeff Hughes --
Quantum Field Theory: From QED to the Standard Model / Silvan S. Schweber --
Chemical Physics and Quantum Chemistry in the Twentieth Century / Ana Sim{tilde}oes --
Plasmas and Solid-State Science / Michael Eckert --
Macromolecules: Their Structures and Functions / Yasu Furukawa --
Mathematics, Astronomy, and Cosmology Since the Eighteenth Century --
The Geometrical Tradition: Mathematics, Space, and Reason in the Nineteenth Century / Joan L. Richards --
Between Rigor and Applications: Developments in the Concept of Function in Mathematical Analysis / Jesper Lützen --
Statistics and Physical Theories / Theodore M. Porter --
Solar Science and Astrophysics / Joann Eisberg --
Cosmologies and Cosmogonies of Space and Time / Helge Kragh --
The Physics and Chemistry of the Earth / Naomi Oreskes and Ronald E. Doel --
Problems and Promises at the End of the Twentieth Century --
Science, Technology, and War / Alex Roland --
Science, Ideology, and the State / Paul Josephson --
Computer Science and the Computer Revolution / William Aspray --
The Physical Sciences and the Physician'S Eye: Dissolving Disciplinary Boundaries / Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles --
Global Environmental Change and the History of Science / James Rodger Fleming.
Series Title: Cambridge histories online
Other Titles: Modern physical and mathematical sciences
History of science
Responsibility: edited by Mary Jo Nye.

Abstract:

Drawing upon the most recent methods and results in historical studies of science, this volume offers a narrative and interpretive history of the physical and mathematical sciences from the early 19th century to the close of the 20th century.

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