The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 5, The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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David C. Lindberg, Mary Jo Nye, Roy Porter, Ronald L. Numbers, Cambridge University Press, Katharine Park, Lorraine Daston, Dorothy Ross, Theodore M. Porter
Cambridge University Press, 2003 - Mathematics - 678 pages
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.
 

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Contents

The Modern Physical and Mathematical
1
Models for
21
Intersections of Physical Science and Western Religion
36
Women in the Physical Sciences in
54
Popularization of Science
72
Literature and the Modern Physical Sciences
91
Mathematical Schools Communities and Networks
113
The Industry Research and Education Nexus
133
Electrical Theory and Practice in
311
Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure 19001927
331
Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics
350
From QED to the Standard
375
Chemical Physics and Quantum Chemistry in
394
Plasmas and SolidState Science
413
Their Structures and Functions
429
MATHEMATICS ASTRONOMY
447

Instruments and Practice
154
Different Goals
160
Into Space
167
Languages in Chemistry
174
Imagery and Representation in TwentiethCentury
191
The Physical Sciences in the Life Sciences
219
Circulation
226
Physiology and Animal Electricity
233
The Theory of Chemical Structure and Its Applications
255
Theories and Experiments on Radiation from Thomas
272
Force Energy and Thermodynamics
289
in the Concept of Function in Mathematical Analysis
468
Statistics and Physical Theories
488
Solar Science and Astrophysics
505
Cosmologies and Cosmogonies of Space and Time
522
The Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
538
Science Technology and War
561
Physics in
579
Computer Science and the Computer Revolution
598
Global Environmental Change and the History
634
Index
651
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