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Image and logic : a material culture of microphysics

Author: Peter Louis Galison; University of Chicago Press.
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [post 2005], 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Engages with the impact of modern technology on experimental physicists. This study reveals how the increasing scale and complexity of apparatus has distanced physicists from the very science which  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Louis Galison; University of Chicago Press.
ISBN: 9780226279176 0226279170 0226279162 9780226279169
OCLC Number: 864887072
Notes: Na dok. data wyd. 1997, prawdopodobna data wyd. po 2005 r. ustalona na podstawie 13-cyfrowego ISBN.
Awards: Winner of History of Science Society's Pfizer Award 1998
Description: XXV, [1], 955 s. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Figures Preface 1: Introduction: Image and Logic 2: Cloud Chambers: The Peculiar Genius of British Physics 3: Nuclear Emulsions: The Anxiety of the Experimenter 4: Laboratory War: Radar Philosophy and the Los Alamos Man 5: Bubble Chambers: Factories of Physics 6: The Electronic Image: Iconoclasm and the New Icons 7: Time Projection Chambers: An Image Falling through Space 8: Monte Carlo Simulations: Artificial Reality 9: The Trading Zone: Coordinating Action and Belief Abbreviations for Archival Sources Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Peter Galison.

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