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Image and logic : a material culture of microphysics

Author: Peter Galison
Publisher: Chicago [u.a.] : Univ. of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. [Dr.]View all editions and formats
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Engages with the impact of modern technology on experimental physicists. This study reveals how the increasing scale and complexity of apparatus has distanced physicists from the very science which  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Galison
ISBN: 0226279162 9780226279169 0226279170 9780226279176
OCLC Number: 174870621
Awards: Winner of History of Science Society's Pfizer Award 1998
Description: XXV, 955 S. : ill., graph. Darst
Contents: List of Figures Preface 1: Introduction: Image and Logic 2: Cloud Chambers: The Peculiar Genius of British Physics 3: Nuclear Emulsions: The Anxiety of the Experimenter 4: Laboratory War: Radar Philosophy and the Los Alamos Man 5: Bubble Chambers: Factories of Physics 6: The Electronic Image: Iconoclasm and the New Icons 7: Time Projection Chambers: An Image Falling through Space 8: Monte Carlo Simulations: Artificial Reality 9: The Trading Zone: Coordinating Action and Belief Abbreviations for Archival Sources Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Peter Galison.

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