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Experiment, Right or Wrong

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ISBN-10: 0521382076

ISBN-13: 9780521382076

Edition: 1990

Authors: Allan Franklin

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In Experiment, Right or Wrong, Allan Franklin continues his investigation of the history and philosophy of experiment presented in his previous book, The Neglect of Experiment. In this new study, Franklin considers the fallibility and corrigibility of experimental results and presents detailed histories of two such episodes: 1) the experiment and the development of the theory of weak interactions from Fermi's theory in 1934 to the V-A theory of 1957 and 2) atomic parity violation experiments and the Weinberg-Salam unified theory of electroweak interactions of the 1970s and 1980s. In these episodes Franklin demonstrates not only that experimental results can be wrong, but also that…    
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Book details

List price: $88.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/25/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Experiment and the Development of the Theory of Weak Interactions: From Fermi to V-A
Fermi's theory
Toward a universal Fermi interaction muons and pions
Beta-decay theory following World War II
The discovery of parity nonconversation
The V-A theory of weak interactions and its acceptance
Toward a Philosophy of Experiment
Experimental results
The roles of experiment
Do mutants have to be slain, or do they die of natural causes? The case of atomic parity-violation experiments
Conclusion
Appendix
References
Index