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

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David C. Lindberg, Roy Porter, Mary Jo Nye, Ronald L. Numbers, Cambridge University Press, Katharine Park, Lorraine Daston, Dorothy Ross, Theodore M. Porter
Cambridge University Press, 2003 - Science - 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
in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
36
Women in the Physical Sciences in
54
Womens Colleges A World of Their Own
61
PostWorld War II and Womens Liberation
67
Making Science Loved
74
Deep Space and Time
80
I2 Chemical Atomism and Chemical Classification
237
The Theory of Chemical Structure and Its Applications
255
I4 Theories and Experiments on Radiation from Thomas
272
Force Energy and Thermodynamics
289
Electrical Theory and Practice in
311
Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure 19001927 33 I
331
Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics
350
From QED to the Standard
375

Talking Down
87
Bridges Trenches and Beyond
93
Literature and Chemistry
99
Literature and the Modern Physical Sciences in the History
106
Mathematical Schools Communities and Networks II 3
113
The Industry Research and Education Nexus I 33
133
England as a Case of Underdetermination
143
The Stone of Sisyphus
152
Different Goals
160
Into Space
167
Languages in Chemistry
174
Conventions to Pacify the Chemical Community I 81
181
Toward a Pragmatic Wisdom
189
The Physical Sciences in the Life Sciences
219
2O Chemical Physics and Quantum Chemistry in
394
2I Plasmas and SolidState Science 4I 3
413
Their Structures and Functions
429
MATHEMATICS ASTRONOMY
447
Developments
468
Statistics and Physical Theories
488
Solar Science and Astrophysics 5 O 5
505
Cosmologies and Cosmogonies of Space and Time 52 2
522
Science Technology and War
561
Physics in
579
3I Computer Science and the Computer Revolution
598
Global Environmental Change and the History
634
Index
651
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