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The Theoretical Practices of Physics : Philosophical Essays

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The Theoretical Practices of Physics : Philosophical Essays
Title
The Theoretical Practices of Physics
Title remainder
Philosophical Essays
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
R.I.G Hughes presents a series of eight philosophical essays on the theoretical practices of physics. The first two essays examine these practices as they appear in physicists' treatises (e.g. Newton's Principia and Opticks) and journal articles (by Einstein, Bohm and Pines, Aharonov and Bohm). By treating these publications as texts, Hughes casts the philosopher of science in the role of critic. This premise guides the following 6 essays which deal with variousconcerns of philosophy and physics such as laws, disunities, models and representation, computer simulation, explanation, and the disc
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, R. I. G
Dewey number
530.01
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC6.2 .H84 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Physics
Label
The Theoretical Practices of Physics : Philosophical Essays
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; List of Abbreviations; 1. Criticism, Logical Empiricism, and the General Theory of Relativity; 2. Theoretical Practice: The Bohm-Pines Quartet; 3. Laws of Physics, the Representational Account of Theories, and Newton's Principia; 4. Modelling, the Brownian Motion, and the Disunities of Physics; 5. Models and Representation; 6. The Ising Model, Computer Simulation, and Universal Physics; 7. Theoretical Explanation; 8. The Discourse of Physics Exemplified by the Aharonov-Bohm Effect; Bibliography; Index
Control code
714569782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191572890
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)714569782
Label
The Theoretical Practices of Physics : Philosophical Essays
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; List of Abbreviations; 1. Criticism, Logical Empiricism, and the General Theory of Relativity; 2. Theoretical Practice: The Bohm-Pines Quartet; 3. Laws of Physics, the Representational Account of Theories, and Newton's Principia; 4. Modelling, the Brownian Motion, and the Disunities of Physics; 5. Models and Representation; 6. The Ising Model, Computer Simulation, and Universal Physics; 7. Theoretical Explanation; 8. The Discourse of Physics Exemplified by the Aharonov-Bohm Effect; Bibliography; Index
Control code
714569782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191572890
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)714569782

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