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The Uses of experiment : studies in the natural sciences

Author: David Gooding; Trevor Pinch; Simon Schaffer
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book questions the way that scientists actually make experiments and the uses they make of what they do. With the presentation of 14 case-studies of important experiments the book asks what  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Gooding; Trevor Pinch; Simon Schaffer
ISBN: 0521331854 9780521331852 0521337682 9780521337687
OCLC Number: 17918571
Notes: Selected papers from a meeting in Bath in 1985 which have been substantially revised.
Includes indexes.
Description: xvii, 481 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Scientific instruments: models of brass and aids to discovery / W.D. Hackmann --
Glass works: Newton's prisms and the uses of experiment / Simon Schaffer --
A viol of water or a wedge of glass / J.A. Bennett --
Galileo's experimental discourse / R.H. Naylor --
Fresnel, Poisson and the white spot: the role of successful predictions in the acceptance of scientific theories / John Worrall --
The rhetoric of experiment / Geoffrey Cantor --
'Magnetic curves' and the magnetic field: experimentation and representation in the history of a theory / David Gooding --
Artificial clouds, real particles / Peter Galison and Alexi Assmus --
Living in the material world / Andy Pickering --
Justification and experiment / Thomas Nickles --
Extraordinary experiment: electricity and the creation of life in Victorian England / James A. Secord --
Why did Britain join CERN? / John Krige --
From Kwajalein to Armageddon? Testing and the social construction of missile accuracy / Donald MacKenzie --
The epistemology of experiment / Allan Franklin.
Responsibility: edited by David Gooding, Trevor Pinch, Simon Schaffer.
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