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Critical Appraisal of Physical Science as a Human Enterprise : Dynamics of Scientific Progress

Author: Mansoor Niaz
Publisher: Berlin : Springer Netherland, 2009.
Series: Science & technology education library, 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. AuflView all editions and formats
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This book spans nearly 300 years of scientific history as it reconstructs episodes and experiments key to scientific progress, exploring the role played by controversies and rivalries among  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mansoor Niaz
ISBN: 9781402096259 1402096259 9781402096266 1402096267
OCLC Number: 552376576
Description: 209 Seiten ; 235 x 155 mm.
Contents: DedicationAcknowledgmentsIntroductionQuantitative imperative vs the imperative of presuppositionsUnderstanding scientific progress: From Duhem to LakatosKinetic theory: Maxwell's PresuppositionsPeriodic table of the chemical elements: From Mendeleev to MoseleyFoundations of modern atomic theory: Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr Determination of the elementary electrical charge: Millikan and EhrenhaftParadox of the photoelectric effect: Einstein and MillikanBending of light in the 1919 eclipse experiments: Einstein and EddingtonLewis's covalent bond: From transfer of electrons to sharing of electronsQuantum mechanics: From Bohr to BohmWave-particle duality: De Broglie, Einstein and SchroedingerSearching for quarks: Perl's philosophy of speculative experimentsConclusion: Inductive method as a chimeraReferencesIndex
Series Title: Science & technology education library, 36.
Responsibility: Mansoor Niaz.

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