skip to content
A random walk in science : an anthology Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A random walk in science : an anthology

Author: Robert L Weber
Publisher: London : Institute of Physics, [1973]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:

This anthology started out as a collection of jokes about physics. It has been arranged for dipping into, and many of the articles have been condensed and each article is loosely related to the ones  Read more...

Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weber, Robert L., 1913-
Random walk in science.
London, Institute of Physics [1973]
(OCoLC)609793704
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Weber
ISBN: 085498027X 9780854980277 0844803626 9780844803623 0844805742 9780844805740
OCLC Number: 3207651
Description: xvii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / William Cooper --
Introduction / Robert L. Weber and Eric Mendoza --
When does jam become marmalade? / H.B.G. Casimir --
In defence of pure research / J.J. Thomson --
Keeping up with science / L. Feleki --
Sir Francis Simon / N. Kurti --
Cuts by the score / Anon. --
The theorist --
The theory of practical joking : its relevance to physics / R.V. Jones --
New university, 1229 / Lynn Thorndike --
The Smithsonian Institution / Lewis Selye --
Atmospheric extravaganza / John Herapath --
Little Miss Muffet / F. Winsor --
The academy / Jonathan Swift --
The triumph of reason / Bert Listen Taylor --
American Institute of Useless Research --
Remarks on the quantum theory of the absolute zero of temperature / G. Beck, H. Bethe and W. Riezler --
A contribution to the mathematical theory of big game hunting / H. Petard --
Fission and superstition / H.M.K. --
The uses of fallacy / Paul V. Dunmore --
Basic science / Anon. --
On the nature of mathematical proofs / Joel E. Cohen --
Arrogance in physics / Laura Fermi --
What do physicists do? --
Physics terms made easy / Anon. --
Humphry Davy's first experiments / Humphry Davy, E.N. da C Andrade --
Maxwell's aether / James Clerk Maxwell --
Style in physics / Ludwig Boltzmann --
An Experiment to prove that Water is more elastic than Air / John Clayton --
Three jolly sailors / F. Winsor --
H.A. Rowland / Paul Kirkpatrick --
Confrontation / Maurice Caullery and Andree Tetry --
Getting bubble chambers accepted by the world of professional physicists / Donald A. Glaser --
Bunsen burner / Henry Roscoe --
Rutherford and Nature's whispers / A.S. Russell --
The organization of research : 1920 / W.M. Wheeler --
Solar eclipse / Reinhold Gerharz --
How Newton discovered the law of gravitation / James E. Miller --
Graduate students / P.M.S. Blackett --
Epigrams / Alexander Pope and Sir John Collins Squire --
Take away your billion dollars / Arthur Roberts --
Standards for inconsequential trivia / Philip A. Simpson --
How radar began / A.P. Rowe --
Building research / R.V. Jones --
Perils of modern living / H.P. Furth --
Predictions and comments --
Little Willie / Dorothy Rickard --
Which units of length? / Pamela Anderton --
Alpher, Bethe and Gamow / R.A. Alpher and R. Herman --
Electromagnetic units : 1 ; Electromagnetic units : 2 / H.B.G. Casimir --
British Units --
Therapy / J.P. Joule --
Infancy of x-rays / G.E.M. Jauncey --
Faraday lectures / Michael Faraday --
N rays / R.W. Wood --
My initiation / L. Rosenfeld --
Frank Jewett / Paul E. Klopsteg --
Inertia of a broomstick / Gaston Tissandier --
Pneumatic experiment / Lady Holland, James Gillray --
The high standard of education in Scotland / Sir W.L. Bragg --
Theoretical zipperdynamics / H.J. Zipkin --
Atomic medicine / John H. Lawrence --
100 authors against Einstein / A. von Brunn --
Ultraviolet catastrophe / H. Poincare --
Flatland : a romance of many dimensions / Edwin A. Abbott --
Schools of physics --
How a theoretical physicist works / V. Berezinsky --
The art of finding the right graph paper / S.A. Rudin --
On the imperturbability of elevator operators : LVII / John Sykes --
The analysis of contemporary music using harmonious oscillator wave functions / H.J. Lipkin --
Researchers' prayer / Anon. --
Turboencabulator / J.H. Quick --
Heaven is hotter than Hell --
On the feasibility of coal-driven power stations / O.R. Frisch --
Bedside manner --
A theory of ghosts / D.A. Wright --
A stress analysis of a strapless evening gown --
Two classroom stories / Robert Weinstock --
Murphy's law / D.L. Klipstein --
Thermoelectric effect --
A glossary for research reports / C.D. Graham Jr. --
Why we must go to the Moon / Charles G. Tierney --
Face to face with metrication / Norman Stone --
Life on Earth (by a Martian) / Paul A. Weiss --
The high energy physics colouring book / H.J. Lipkin --
Snakes and Ladders / P.J. Duke --
Do-it-yourself CERN Courier writing kit --
Gulliver's computer / Jonathan Swift --
Haiku --
Textbook selection / Malcolm Johnson --
Computer, B. Sc. (failed) / E. Mendoza --
Collective names in basic sciences / Anon. --
the Chaostron : an important advance in learning machines / J.B. Cadwallader-Cohen, W.W. Zysiczk and R.R. Donelley --
Physics is too young / William Whewell --
Yes, Virginia / V.E. Eaton --
How to learn / Lewis Carroll --
The nature of evidence / Isaac Todhunter --
School leaving exam --
Where to hold nuclear spectroscopy conferences in Russia --
Typical examination questions as a guide to graduate students studying for prelims / H.J. Lipkin --
Big Science and Lesser Sciences / P.M.S. Blackett --
Oral examination procedure / S.D. Mason --
Fluorescent yield / Arthur H. Snell --
Slidesmanship / D.H. Wilkinson --
A conference glossary / David Kritchevsky and R.J. Van der Wal --
Valentine from a Telegraph Clerk [male] to a Telegraph Clerk [female] / James Clerk Maxwell --
Enrico Fermi / Emilio Segre --
The parrot and the carrot / R.W. Wood --
The bee, the beet and the beetle / R.W. Wood --
Absent-minded / Henry Roscoe --
The Mason-Dixon line --
Toothed wheels --
The transit of Venus / Jeremiah Horrox --
Lines inspired by a lecture on extra-terrestrial life / J.D.G.M. --
Postprandial : Ions mine / J.J.E. Durack --
The trial of Galileo / F. Sherwood Taylor --
Newton and Facts / D. Bentley --
John Dalton's discovery of his colour blindness --
Paris, May 1832 / Ian Stewart, Hippolyte Carnot --
Pulsars in poetry / Jay M. Pasachoff --
Clouds, 1900 / Lord Kelvin --
An awkward incident / Sir W.L. Bragg --
Shoulders of giants / Robert K. Merton --
Rotating dog / William Garnett --
Answer man --
Home run --
The pulsar's Pindar / Dietrick E. Thomsen and Jonathan Eberhart --
Walter Nernst / Edgar W. Kutzscher --
Self-frustration / R.V. Jones --
Unsung heroes I : J-B Moire / Simplicius --
Unsung heroes II : Juan Hernandez Torsion Herrera / Douglas Lindsay and James Ketchum --
Wolfgang Pauli / Eugene P. Wigner --
Scientific method / Adolph Baker --
Pebbles and Shells / Isaac Newton.
Responsibility: compiled by R.L. Weber. Edited by E. Mendoza, with a foreword by William Cooper.
More information:

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3207651>
library:oclcnum"3207651"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/3207651>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:datePublished"1973"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/471928446>
schema:genre"Anecdotes."@en
schema:genre"Anecdotes"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"A random walk in science : an anthology"@en
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.