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Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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ISBN-10: 0521571995

ISBN-13: 9780521571999

Edition: 2002

Authors: Mary Jo Nye, David C. Lindberg, Ronald L. Numbers

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A narrative and interpretative history of the physical and mathematical sciences from the early nineteenth century to the close of the twentieth century. Drawing upon the most recent methods and results in historical studies of science, the authors of over thirty chapters employ strategies from intellectual history, social history, and cultural studies to provide unusually wide-ranging and comprehensive insights into developments in the public culture, disciplinary organization, and cognitive content of the physical and mathematical sciences. The sciences under study in the volume include physics, astronomy, chemistry and mathematics, as well as their extensions into geosciences and…    
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Book details

List price: $255.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 708
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.29" long x 2.01" tall
Weight: 2.464

Introduction: the modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences
The Public Cultures of the Physical Sciences After 1800
Theories of scientific method: models for physico-mathematical sciences
Intersections of physical sciences and western religion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
A twisted tale: women in the physical sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Scientists and their publics: popularization of science in the nineteenth century
Literature and the modern physical sciences
Discipline-Building in the Sciences: Places, Instruments, Communication
Mathematical schools, communities, and networks
The industry, research, education nexus
Remaking astronomy: instruments and practice in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Languages in science: chemistry Bernadette
Imagery and representation in twentieth-century physics from Einstein to Feynman
Chemistry and Physics: Problems through the Early 1900s
The physical sciences in the life sciences
Chemical atomism and chemical classifications
Theory and applications of the structure theory in organic chemistry
Theories and experiments on radiation from Thomas Young to X-rays
Force, energy, and thermodynamics Crosbie
Theories and practices of electrical science from Faraday to Einstein
Atomic and Molecular Sciences in the Twentieth Century
Quantum theory and atomic structure, 1900-1927
Radioactivity and nuclear physics
Quantum field theory: from QED to the standard model
Chemical physics and quantum chemistry in the twentieth century
Plasmas and solid-state science
Macromolecules, their structures and functions
Mathematics, Astronomy and Cosmology since the Eighteenth Century
The geometrical tradition: mathematics, space and reason in the nineteenth century
Between rigor and application: developments in the concept of function in mathematical analysis
Statistics and physical theories Theodore
Solar science and astrophysics
Cosmologies and cosmogonies of space and time
The chemistry and physics of the earth
Problems and Promises at the End of the Twentieth Century
Science, technology, and war
Science, ideology and the state: physics in the twentieth century
Computer science and the computer revolution
The physical sciences and the physicians' eye: dissolving disciplinary boundaries Bettyann
Global environmental change and the history of science