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

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Roy Porter, Mary Jo Nye
Cambridge University Press, 2003 - Mathematics - 678 pages
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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
z Intersections of Physical Science and Western Religion
36
Women in the Physical Sciences in
54
Womens Colleges A World of Their Own
61
PostWorld War II and Womens Liberation
67
Literature and the Modern Physical Sciences
91
Literature and the Modern Physical Sciences in the History
106
Electrical Theory and Practice in
311
Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure 190019x7
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

Mathematical Schools Communities and Networks
113
The Industry Research and Education Nexus 13 3
133
Instruments and Practice
154
Languages in Chemistry
174
Imagery and Representation in TwentiethCentury
191
The Physical Sciences in the Life Sciences 219
Z-19
Chemical Atomism and Chemical Classification 237
Z-37
The Theory of Chemical Structure and Its Applications 255
Z-55
Theories and Experiments on Radiation from Thomas
Z-72
Force Energy and Thermodynamics 289
Z-89
in the Concept of Function in Mathematical Analysis
468
Solar Science and Astrophysics
505
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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Mary Jo Nye is the Thomas Hart and Mary Jones Horning Professor of the Humanities Emerita and professor of history emerita at Oregon State University. She is the author of several books, including, most recently, "Blackett: Physics, War, and Politics in the Twentieth Century".

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