Book ID: CBB000058786

Kelvin's Baltimore Lectures and modern theoretical physics: Historical and philosophical perspectives (1987)

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Kargon, Robert Hugh (Editor)
Kargon, Robert H. (Editor)
Achinstein, Peter (Editor)


MIT Press


Publication Date: 1987
Physical Details: x + 547 pp.; notes; index

Description Contents: The Lectures (pp. 9-263). Essays: Harman, P.M.: Mathematics and reality in Maxwell's dynamical physics. Hunt, Bruce J.: “How my model was right”: G.F. FitzGerald and the reform of Maxwell's theory. Wise, M. Norton, Smith, Crosbie: The practical imperative: Kelvin challenges the Maxwellians. Badash, Lawrence: Ernest Rutherford and theoretical physics. Stein, Howard: After the Baltimore Lectures: Some philosophical reflections on the subsequent development of physics. Shimony, Abner: The methodology of synthesis: Parts and wholes in low-energy physics. Teller, Paul: Space-time as a physical quantity. Earman, John: Locality, nonlocality, and action at a distance: A skeptical review of some philosophical dogmas. Fine, Arthur: With complacency or concern: Solving the quantum measurement problem. Nickles, Thomas: From natural philosophy to metaphilosophy of science.


Reviewed By

Review Wilson, D.B. (1989) Review of "Kelvin's Baltimore Lectures and modern theoretical physics: Historical and philosophical perspectives". British Journal for the History of Science (pp. 109-110). unapi

Review Brown, L.M. (1989) Review of "Kelvin's Baltimore Lectures and modern theoretical physics: Historical and philosophical perspectives". Physics Today (pp. 82-84). unapi

Includes Chapters

Chapter Harman, P.M. (1987) Mathematics and reality in Maxwell's dynamical physics. In: Kelvin's Baltimore Lectures and modern theoretical physics: Historical and philosophical perspectives (p. 267). unapi

Chapter Hunt, Bruce J. (1987) “How my model was right”: G.F. FitzGerald and the reform of Maxwell's theory. In: Kelvin's Baltimore Lectures and modern theoretical physics: Historical and philosophical perspectives (p. 299). unapi

Chapter Badash, Lawrence (1987) Ernest Rutherford and theoretical physics. In: Kelvin's Baltimore Lectures and modern theoretical physics: Historical and philosophical perspectives (p. 349). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Smith, Crosbie W.
Sharlin, Harold Issadore
Wise, M. Norton
Tipler, Frank J.
Thompson, William
Stokes, George Gabriel
Journals
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
American Scientist
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Natural History
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Pennsylvania State University Press
Ashgate
Concepts
Physics
Theories of heat
Geology
Historical geology; theory of the earth
Thermodynamics
Dark energy
People
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron
Faraday, Michael
Hertz, Heinrich Rudolph
Tyndall, John
Stokes, George Gabriel
Plücker, Julius
Time Periods
19th century
Renaissance
20th century
Places
Italy
British Isles
Great Britain
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