The Resource Effective theories in physics : from planetary orbits to elementary particle masses, James D. Wells, (electronic resource)

Effective theories in physics : from planetary orbits to elementary particle masses, James D. Wells, (electronic resource)

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Effective theories in physics : from planetary orbits to elementary particle masses
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Effective theories in physics
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from planetary orbits to elementary particle masses
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James D. Wells
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eng
Summary
There is significant interest in the Philosophy of Science community to understand the role that "effective theories" have in the work of forefront science. The ideas of effective theories have been implicit in science for a long time, but have only been articulated well in the last few decades. Since Wilson's renormalization group revolution in the early 1970's, the science community has come to more fully understand its power, and by the mid-1990's it had gained its apotheosis. It is still one of the most powerful concepts in science, which has direct impact in how one thinks about and formulates theories of nature. It is this power that this Brief sets out to emphasize through historical analysis and current examples
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Wells, James D
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.W45 2012
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non fiction
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SpringerBriefs in Physics,
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  • Physics
  • SCIENCE / Energy
  • SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
  • SCIENCE / Physics / General
  • Physics
  • Physique
  • Astronomie
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Effective theories in physics : from planetary orbits to elementary particle masses, James D. Wells, (electronic resource)
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The Utility of Effective Theories -- Harmonic Oscillator as an Effective Theory -- Effective Theories of Classical Gravity -- Effective Theories and Elementary Particle Masses -- Effective Theories and Theory Choice
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1 online resource.
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  • electronic
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9783642348914
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remote
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424796
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  • (OCoLC)823604661
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Effective theories in physics : from planetary orbits to elementary particle masses, James D. Wells, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
not applicable
Contents
The Utility of Effective Theories -- Harmonic Oscillator as an Effective Theory -- Effective Theories of Classical Gravity -- Effective Theories and Elementary Particle Masses -- Effective Theories and Theory Choice
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783642348914
Level of compression
uncompressed
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
424796
System control number
  • (OCoLC)823604661
  • (OCoLC)ocn823604661

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