Book ID: CBB000037053

Observation, experiment, and hypothesis in modern physical science (1985)


Achinstein, Peter (Editor)
Hannaway, Owen (Editor)

MIT Press

Publication Date: 1985
Physical Details: x + 379 pp.; illus.; notes; index

Description Contents: Sklar, Lawrence: Modestly radical empiricism. Shapere, Dudley: Observation and the scientific enterprise. Boyd, Richard N.: Observations, explanatory power, and simplicity: Toward a non-Humean account. Jeffrey, R. C.: Probability and the art of judgment. Achinstein, Peter: The method of hypothesis: What is it supposed to do, and can it do it? Laymon, Ronald: Idealizations and the testing of theories by experimentation. Joseph, Geoffrey: An interpretation of theory and experiment in quantum mechanics. Rigden, John S.: The birth of the magnetic-resonance method. Stuewer, Roger H.: Artificial disintegration and the Cambridge-Vienna controversy. Galison, Peter: Bubble chambers and the experimental workplace.

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