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The Cambridge History of Science

The Cambridge History of Science

Volume 5. The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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Mary Jo Nye, Nancy Cartwright, Sthathis Psillos, Frederick Gregory, Margaret W. Rossiter, David M. Knight, Pamela Gossin, David E. Rowe, Terry Shinn, Robert W. Smith, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Arthur I. Miller, Frederic L. Holmes, Hans-Werner Schutt, A. J. Rocke, Sungook Hong, Crosbie Smith, Bruce J. Hunt, Olivier Darrigol, Jeff Hughes, S. S. Schweber, Ana Simoes, Michael Eckert, Yasu Furukawa, Joan L. Richards, Jesper Lutzen, Theodore M. Porter, Joann Eisberg, Helge Kragh, Naomi Oreskes, Ronald E. Doel, Alex Roland, Paul Josephson, William Aspray, Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles, James Rodger Fleming
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  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521571999

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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.

    • Provides comprehensive coverage of the intellectual content and cultural context of a wide range of sciences in the modern period
    • Offers up-to-date coverage and interpretation by the leading scholars in the field of the history of science and science studies
    • Will be the most definitive reference work on the subject for years to come, as well as a highly readable history for specialists and the general reader
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    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521571999
    • length: 708 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 162 x 51 mm
    • weight: 1.117kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences Mary Jo Nye
    Part I. The Public Cultures of the Physical Sciences After 1800:
    1. Theories of scientific method: models for physico-mathematical sciences Nancy Cartwright, Sthathis Psillos and Hasok Chang
    2. Intersections of physical sciences and western religion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Frederick Gregory
    3. A twisted tale: women in the physical sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Margaret W. Rossiter
    4. Scientists and their publics: popularization of science in the nineteenth century David M. Knight
    5. Literature and the modern physical sciences Pamela Gossin
    Part II. Discipline-Building in the Sciences: Places, Instruments, Communication:
    6. Mathematical schools, communities, and networks David E. Rowe
    7. The industry, research, education nexus Terry Shinn
    8. Remaking astronomy: instruments and practice in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Robert W. Smith
    9. Languages in science: chemistry Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent
    10. Imagery and representation in twentieth-century physics from Einstein to Feynman Arthur I. Miller
    Part III. Chemistry and Physics: Problems through the Early 1900s:
    11. The physical sciences in the life sciences Frederic L. Holmes
    12. Chemical atomism and chemical classifications Hans-Werner Schutt
    13. Theory and applications of the structure theory in organic chemistry A. J. Rocke
    14. Theories and experiments on radiation from Thomas Young to X-rays Sungook Hong
    15. Force, energy, and thermodynamics Crosbie Smith
    16. Theories and practices of electrical science from Faraday to Einstein Bruce J. Hunt
    Part IV. Atomic and Molecular Sciences in the Twentieth Century:
    17. Quantum theory and atomic structure, 1900–1927 Olivier Darrigol
    18. Radioactivity and nuclear physics Jeff Hughes
    19. Quantum field theory: from QED to the standard model S. S. Schweber
    20. Chemical physics and quantum chemistry in the twentieth century Ana Simoes
    21. Plasmas and solid-state science Michael Eckert
    22. Macromolecules, their structures and functions Yasu Furukawa
    Part V. Mathematics, Astronomy and Cosmology since the Eighteenth Century:
    23. The geometrical tradition: mathematics, space and reason in the nineteenth century Joan L. Richards
    24. Between rigor and application: developments in the concept of function in mathematical analysis Jesper Lutzen
    25. Statistics and physical theories Theodore M. Porter
    26. Solar science and astrophysics Joann Eisberg
    27. Cosmologies and cosmogonies of space and time Helge Kragh
    28. The chemistry and physics of the earth Naomi Oreskes and Ronald E. Doel
    Part VI. Problems and Promises at the End of the Twentieth Century:
    29. Science, technology, and war Alex Roland
    30. Science, ideology and the state: physics in the twentieth century Paul Josephson
    31. Computer science and the computer revolution William Aspray
    32. 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.

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    Mary Jo Nye, Oregon State University

    Contributors

    Mary Jo Nye, Nancy Cartwright, Sthathis Psillos, Frederick Gregory, Margaret W. Rossiter, David M. Knight, Pamela Gossin, David E. Rowe, Terry Shinn, Robert W. Smith, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Arthur I. Miller, Frederic L. Holmes, Hans-Werner Schutt, A. J. Rocke, Sungook Hong, Crosbie Smith, Bruce J. Hunt, Olivier Darrigol, Jeff Hughes, S. S. Schweber, Ana Simoes, Michael Eckert, Yasu Furukawa, Joan L. Richards, Jesper Lutzen, Theodore M. Porter, Joann Eisberg, Helge Kragh, Naomi Oreskes, Ronald E. Doel, Alex Roland, Paul Josephson, William Aspray, Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles, James Rodger Fleming

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