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Critical appraisal of physical science as a human enterprise : dynamics of scientific progress

Author: Mansoor Niaz
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Science & technology education library, v. 36.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents methodological guidelines - based on a historical perspective of philosophy of science. This book shows that interpretation of experimental data is difficult and leads to alternative models/theories thus facilitating the understanding of science as a human enterprise.
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Niaz, Mansoor.
Critical appraisal of physical science as a human enterprise.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)297148309
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mansoor Niaz
ISBN: 9781402096266 1402096267 9781402096259 1402096259
OCLC Number: 318545621
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 215 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Quantitative Imperative Versus the Imperative of Presuppositions --
Understanding Scientific Progress: From Duhem to Lakatos --
Kinetic Theory: Maxwell's Presuppositions --
Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements: From Mendeleev to Moseley --
Foundations of Modern Atomic Theory: Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr --
Determination of the Elementary Electrical Charge: Millikan and Ehrenhaft --
Paradox of the Photoelectric Effect: Einstein and Millikan --
Bending of Light in the 1919 Eclipse Experiments: Einstein and Eddington --
Lewis's Covalent Bond: From Transfer of Electrons to Sharing of Electrons --
Quantum Mechanics: From Bohr to Bohm --
Wave{u2013}Particle Duality: De Broglie, Einstein, and Schrödinger --
Searching for Quarks: Perl's Philosophy of Speculative Experiments --
Conclusion: Inductive Method as a Chimera.
Series Title: Science & technology education library, v. 36.
Responsibility: Mansoor Niaz.

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