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Particles and waves : historical essays in the philosophy of science

Author: Peter Achinstein
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Achinstein, Peter.
Particles and waves.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)756462027
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Achinstein
ISBN: 0195065476 9780195065473 019506755X 9780195067552
OCLC Number: 21376942
Description: 337 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Theories of light : particles versus waves. Newton's corpuscular query and experimental philosophy ; Light hypotheses ; Hypotheses, probability, and waves --
Maxwell and the kinetic theory of gases. Theoretical derivations ; Maxwell's analogies and kinetic theory ; Scientific discovery and Maxwell's kinetic theory ; The only game in town --
Cathode rays and the electron. Theory, experiment, and cathode rays.
Responsibility: Peter Achinstein.
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