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Why science? : to know, to understand, and to rely on results

Author: Roger G Newton
Publisher: Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2012.
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This volume is based on lectures given at the highly successful three-week Summer School on Geometry, Topology and Dynamics of Character Varieties held at the National University of Singapore's Institute for Mathematical Sciences in July 2010. Aimed at graduate students in the early stages of research, the edited and refereed articles comprise an excellent introduction to the subject of the program, much of which is  Read more...
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Newton, Roger G.
Why Science? : To Know, to Understand, and to Rely on Results.
Singapore : World Scientific, ©2012
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Gregor Mendel; Louis Pasteur; Michael Faraday; Max Planck; Enrico Fermi; Charles Darwin; Gregor Mendel; Louis Pasteur; Michael Faraday; Max Planck; Enrico Fermi; Charles Darwin; Michael Faraday; Enrico Fermi; Gregor Mendel; Louis Pasteur; Max Planck
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger G Newton
ISBN: 9789814397346 9814397342 1281603651 9781281603654
OCLC Number: 808340692
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 92 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction; 1. We Want to Know; Looking at the Heavens; Exploratory Voyages; 2. We Want to Understand; Charles Darwin; Gregor Mendel; Louis Pasteur; Michael Faraday; Max Planck; Enrico Fermi; 3. Science; Chemistry as the Fundamental Science; How Physics Became Most Fundamental; On Reductionism; References and Further Reading; Illustration Credits; Index.
Responsibility: Roger G. Newton.
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