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How experiments end

Author: Peter Galison
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Histories of three experimental episodes: the measurement of the gyromagnetic ratio of the electron, the discovery of the mu meson, or muon, and the discovery of weak neutral currents. These studies of actual experiments will provide valuable material for both philosophers and historians of science.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Galison
ISBN: 0226279154 9780226279152 0226279146 9780226279145
OCLC Number: 15421534
Description: xii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
From aggregates to atoms --
Particles and theories --
Ending a high-energy physics experiment --
Theoretical and experimental cultures --
Scale, complexity, and the end of experiments --
Appendix: Authors of papers on neutral currents.
Responsibility: Peter Galison.
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