The Resource The truth of science : physical theories and reality, Roger G. Newton

The truth of science : physical theories and reality, Roger G. Newton

Label
The truth of science : physical theories and reality
Title
The truth of science
Title remainder
physical theories and reality
Statement of responsibility
Roger G. Newton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • It's not a scientific truth that has come into question lately but the truth - the very notion of scientific truth. Bringing a reasonable voice to the culture wars that have sprung up around this notion, this book offers a clear and constructive response to those who contend, in parodies, polemics, and op-ed pieces, that there really is no such thing as verifiable objective truth - without which there could be no such thing as scientific authority
  • Roger Newton gives us a guided tour of the intellectual structure of physical science. From there he conducts us through the understanding of reality engendered by modern physics, the most theoretically advanced of the sciences. With its first-hand look at models, facts, and theories, intuition and imagination, the use of analogies and metaphors, the importance of mathematics (and now, computers), and the "virtual" reality of the physics of micro-particles, The Truth of Science is a practicing scientist's account of the foundations, processes, and value of science
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newton, Roger G
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC6.4.R42
LC item number
N49 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Reality
  • Science
  • Physique
  • Réalité
  • Sciences
  • Physics
  • Reality
  • Science
  • Natuurkunde
  • Theorie en praktijk
  • Kennistheorie
Label
The truth of science : physical theories and reality, Roger G. Newton
Link
https://archive.org/details/truthofscienceph00newt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-253) 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
Conventions -- Science as a social construct? -- The aim of science is understanding -- Explanatory devices -- The role of facts -- The birth and death of theories -- The power of mathematics -- Casuality, determinism, and probability -- Reality on two scales -- Reality at the submicroscopic level -- Truth and objectivity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780674910928
Lccn
97009079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36461745
  • (OCoLC)ocm36461745
Label
The truth of science : physical theories and reality, Roger G. Newton
Link
https://archive.org/details/truthofscienceph00newt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-253) 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
Conventions -- Science as a social construct? -- The aim of science is understanding -- Explanatory devices -- The role of facts -- The birth and death of theories -- The power of mathematics -- Casuality, determinism, and probability -- Reality on two scales -- Reality at the submicroscopic level -- Truth and objectivity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780674910928
Lccn
97009079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36461745
  • (OCoLC)ocm36461745

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