The Resource A world on paper : studies on the second scientific revolution, Enrico Bellone ; English translation by Mirella and Riccardo Giacconi

A world on paper : studies on the second scientific revolution, Enrico Bellone ; English translation by Mirella and Riccardo Giacconi

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A world on paper : studies on the second scientific revolution
Title
A world on paper
Title remainder
studies on the second scientific revolution
Statement of responsibility
Enrico Bellone ; English translation by Mirella and Riccardo Giacconi
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
In the first part of A World on Paper Bellone establishes a unique historiographical framework and introduces the concept of the scientist's dictionary, that is, the assumptions and philosophical framework he or she brings to the study of any scientific problem. The main body of the book is then devoted to five original, interrelated essays portraying major episodes of the second scientific revolution. The topics include Kelvin's fight to maintain the experimental approach as the only valid tool of the physical scientist; Boltzmann's challenge, which argued that theory, rather than existing only as a convenient shorthand for recording the results of experimentation, plays an essential role in understanding reality; Ampere's dictionary, which, because it combined elements of mechanism with elements of abstraction, led him to grapple with the problems of electricity until the evidence of his mathematics had forced him to revise many of his mechanistic assumptions; further studies showing how the increasing use of mathematical abstraction affected the way physics was done throughout the latter 18th and 19th centuries; and a final comprehensive review of the great Boltzmann-Kelvin debate. The book concludes with notes and a bibliography, a chronology of physics in the second scientific revolution, and an index
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bellone, Enrico
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Il mondo di carta, ricerche sulla seconda rivoluzione scientifica
LC call number
QC7
LC item number
.B4313
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Physique
  • Physique
  • Physics
  • Wetenschapsdynamica
  • Natuurkunde
  • Physik
  • Physique
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A world on paper : studies on the second scientific revolution, Enrico Bellone ; English translation by Mirella and Riccardo Giacconi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of Il mondo di carta
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Reflections on the history of the physical sciences. The scientist's dictionary -- The Galileo-Dirac proposition -- pt. II. Studies on the second scientific revolution. Herschel's lion -- In praise of theory -- The rules of the good Newtonian -- The empirical ocean and the conjectures of the Abbé Nollet -- The paper world and Kelvin's clouds -- A chronology of physics in the second scientific revolution
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780262021470
Lccn
80010674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)06016335
  • (OCoLC)ocm06016335
Label
A world on paper : studies on the second scientific revolution, Enrico Bellone ; English translation by Mirella and Riccardo Giacconi
Publication
Note
Translation of Il mondo di carta
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Reflections on the history of the physical sciences. The scientist's dictionary -- The Galileo-Dirac proposition -- pt. II. Studies on the second scientific revolution. Herschel's lion -- In praise of theory -- The rules of the good Newtonian -- The empirical ocean and the conjectures of the Abbé Nollet -- The paper world and Kelvin's clouds -- A chronology of physics in the second scientific revolution
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780262021470
Lccn
80010674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)06016335
  • (OCoLC)ocm06016335

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