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Cambridge History of Science Volume 5, The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences (Mary Jo Nye (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521571999
Cambridge History of Science Volume 5, The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences (Mary Jo Nye (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521571999
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Title: The Cambridge History of Science Volume 5, The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Author: Nye, Mary Jo (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521571999

Volumes: 1; Pages: 708

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This volume is a narrative and interpretive 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.ContentsIntroduction: the modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences--Mary Jo NyePart I. The Public Cultures of the Physical Sciences After 18001. Theories of scientific method: models for physico-mathematical sciences--Nancy Cartwright, Sthathis Psillos and Hasok Chang2. Intersections of physical sciences and western religion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--Frederick Gregory3. A twisted tale: women in the physical sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--Margaret W. Rossiter4. Scientists and their publics: popularization of science in the nineteenth century--David M. Knight5. Literature and the modern physical sciences--Pamela GossinPart II. Discipline-Building in the Sciences: Places, Instruments, Communication6. Mathematical schools, communities, and networks--David E. Rowe7. The industry, research, education nexus--Terry Shinn8. Remaking astronomy: instruments and practice in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--Robert W. Smith9. Languages in science: chemistry--Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent10. Imagery and representation in twentieth-century physics from Einstein to Feynman--Arthur I. MillerPart III. Chemistry and Physics: Problems through the Early 1900s11. The physical sciences in the life sciences--Frederic L. Holmes12. Chemical atomism and chemical classifications--Hans-Werner Schutt13. Theory and applications of the structure theory in organic chemistry--A. J. Rocke14. Theories and experiments on radiation from Thomas Young to X-rays--Sungook Hong15. Force, energy, and thermodynamics--Crosbie Smith16. Theories and practices of electrical science from Faraday to Einstein--Bruce J. HuntPart IV. Atomic and Molecular Sciences in the Twentieth Century17. Quantum theory and atomic structure, 1900-1927--Olivier Darrigol18. Radioactivity and nuclear physics--Jeff Hughes19. Quantum field theory: from QED to the standard model--S. S. Schweber20. Chemical physics and quantum chemistry in the twentieth century--Ana Simoes21. Plasmas and solid-state science--Michael Eckert22. Macromolecules, their structures and functions--Yasu FurukawaPart V. Mathematics, Astronomy and Cosmology since the Eighteenth Century23. The geometrical tradition: mathematics, space and reason in the nineteenth century--Joan L. Richards24. Between rigor and application: developments in the concept of function in mathematical analysis--Jesper Lutzen25. Statistics and physical theories--Theodore M. Porter26. Solar science and astrophysics--Joann Eisberg27. Cosmologies and cosmogonies of space and time--Helge Kragh28. The chemistry and physics of the earth--Naomi Oreskes and Ronald E. DoelPart VI. Problems and Promises at the End of the Twentieth Century29. Science, technology, and war--Alex Roland30. Science, ideology and the state: physics in the twentieth century--Paul Josephson31. Computer science and the computer revolution--William Aspray32. The physical sciences and the physicians' eye: dissolving disciplinary boundaries--Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles 33. Global environmental change and the history of science--James Rodger Fleming.Review"... a magnificent book; I strongly recommend it to historians, scientists, and graduate students."--ISIS
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