Black-body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912
By (author) Thomas S. Kuhn
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Black-body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912 by Thomas S. Kuhn
Book Description"A masterly assessment of the way the idea of quanta of radiation became part of 20th-century physics. . . . The book not only deals with a topic of importance and interest to all scientists, but is also a polished literary work, described (accurately) by one of its original reviewers as a scientific detective story." John Gribbin, "New Scientist" "Every scientist should have this book." Paul Davies, "New Scientist""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226458007
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-May-1987
Country of Publication: United States
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Road Since Structure, Paperback (December 2002)
"The road since structure", assembled with Kuhn's input before his death in 1996, follows the development of his thought through the later years of his life. Collected here are several essays and an extensive autobiographical interview discussing his life and philosophy
Tiger and the Shark, Paperback (July 1991)» View all books by Thomas S. Kuhn
The early 20th century brought about the rejection by physicists of the doctrine of determinism - the belief that complete knowledge of the initial conditions of an interaction in nature allows precise and unambiguous prediction of the outcome. This book traces the origins of a central problem leading to this change in viewpoint.
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Author Biography - Thomas S. Kuhn
Thomas S. Kuhn is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include" The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" and "The Essential Tension," both published by the University of Chicago Press, and "The Copernican Revolution."
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