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Niaz, Mansoor

Critical Appraisal of Physical Science as a Human Enterprise

Niaz, Mansoor - Critical Appraisal of Physical Science as a Human Enterprise, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction

2. Quantitative Imperative Versus the Imperative of Presuppositions

3. Understanding Scientific Progress: From Duhem to Lakatos

4. Kinetic Theory: Maxwell's Presuppositions

5. Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements: From Mendeleev to Moseley

6. Foundations of Modern Atomic Theory: Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr

7. Determination of the Elementary Electrical Charge: Millikan and Ehrenhaft

8. Paradox of the Photoelectric Effect: Einstein and Millikan

9. Bending of Light in the 1919 Eclipse Experiments: Einstein and Eddington

10. Lewis's Covalent Bond: From Transfer of Electrons to Sharing of Electrons

11. Quantum Mechanics: From Bohr to Bohm

12. Wave–Particle Duality: De Broglie, Einstein, and Schrödinger

13. Searching for Quarks: Perl's Philosophy of Speculative Experiments

14. Conclusion: Inductive Method as a Chimera

Keywords: Education, Science Education, Philosophy of Science, History of Science

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Science & Technology Education Library
Page amount
229 pages
Category
Upbringing, Education
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781402096266

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