The Resource Critical Appraisal of Physical Science as a Human Enterprise : Dynamics of Scientific Progress, by Mansoor Niaz, (electronic resource)

Critical Appraisal of Physical Science as a Human Enterprise : Dynamics of Scientific Progress, by Mansoor Niaz, (electronic resource)

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Critical Appraisal of Physical Science as a Human Enterprise : Dynamics of Scientific Progress
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Critical Appraisal of Physical Science as a Human Enterprise
Title remainder
Dynamics of Scientific Progress
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by Mansoor Niaz
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The objective of this book is to reconstruct historical episodes and experiments that have been important in scientific progress, and to explore the role played by controversies and rivalries among scientists. Although progress in science has been replete with controversies, scientists themselves either ignore or simply downplay their role. Such presentations lack the appreciation of the dynamics of ‘science-in-the-making’. This book provides methodological guidelines - based on a historical perspective of philosophy of science- that facilitate an understanding of historical episodes beyond that of inductive generalizations. These guidelines suggest that progress in science is not merely based on the accumulation of experimental data, but rather dependent on the creative imagination of the scientific community. This work shows that interpretation of experimental data is difficult and inevitably leads to alternative models/theories thus facilitating the understanding of science as a human enterprise
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Niaz, Mansoor
Dewey number
500.209
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8E8An241-Hc
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English
LC call number
LB5-3640
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education,
Series volume
36
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  • Science
  • Science
  • History
  • Learning & Instruction
  • Science Education
  • Philosophy of Science
  • History of Science
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Critical Appraisal of Physical Science as a Human Enterprise : Dynamics of Scientific Progress, by Mansoor Niaz, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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text
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Contents
Quantitative Imperative Versus the Imperative of Presuppositions -- Understanding Scientific Progress: From Duhem to Lakatos -- Kinetic Theory: Maxwell's Presuppositions -- Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements: From Mendeleev to Moseley -- Foundations of Modern Atomic Theory: Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr -- Determination of the Elementary Electrical Charge: Millikan and Ehrenhaft -- Paradox of the Photoelectric Effect: Einstein and Millikan -- Bending of Light in the 1919 Eclipse Experiments: Einstein and Eddington -- Lewis's Covalent Bond: From Transfer of Electrons to Sharing of Electrons -- Quantum Mechanics: From Bohr to Bohm -- Wave–Particle Duality: De Broglie, Einstein, and Schrödinger -- Searching for Quarks: Perl's Philosophy of Speculative Experiments -- Conclusion: Inductive Method as a Chimera
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2009.
Extent
1 online resource (225 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282006256
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computer
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  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-9626-6
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remote
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Label
Critical Appraisal of Physical Science as a Human Enterprise : Dynamics of Scientific Progress, by Mansoor Niaz, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Quantitative Imperative Versus the Imperative of Presuppositions -- Understanding Scientific Progress: From Duhem to Lakatos -- Kinetic Theory: Maxwell's Presuppositions -- Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements: From Mendeleev to Moseley -- Foundations of Modern Atomic Theory: Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr -- Determination of the Elementary Electrical Charge: Millikan and Ehrenhaft -- Paradox of the Photoelectric Effect: Einstein and Millikan -- Bending of Light in the 1919 Eclipse Experiments: Einstein and Eddington -- Lewis's Covalent Bond: From Transfer of Electrons to Sharing of Electrons -- Quantum Mechanics: From Bohr to Bohm -- Wave–Particle Duality: De Broglie, Einstein, and Schrödinger -- Searching for Quarks: Perl's Philosophy of Speculative Experiments -- Conclusion: Inductive Method as a Chimera
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2009.
Extent
1 online resource (225 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282006256
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-9626-6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000714924
  • (EBL)429100
  • (OCoLC)318545621
  • (SSID)ssj0000132557
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11953983
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000132557
  • (PQKBWorkID)10038958
  • (PQKB)10452580
  • (SSID)ssj0000769174
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12405242
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000769174
  • (PQKBWorkID)10780834
  • (PQKB)11728705
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4020-9626-6
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC429100
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000714924

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