The Truth of Science
Physical Theories and Reality
By (author) Roger G. Newton
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Truth of Science by Roger G. Newton
Book DescriptionThe very notion of scientific truth is in question. This book aims to offer a constructive response to those who contend that there is no such thing as verifiable objective truth - without which there could be no scientific authority. The reader is given a guided tour of the intellectual structure of physical science and the understanding of reality engendered by modern physics, the most theoretically advanced of the sciences. It explores models, facts, theories, intuition and imagintion, the use of analogies and metaphors, the importance of mathematics and the "virtual" reality of the physics of micro-particles.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674001817
(235mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roger G. Newton
Science of Energy, Paperback (July 2012)
Describes the scientific concepts of energy. Accessible to readers with no scientific education beyond high-school chemistry, this book starts with the basic notion of energy and the fundamental laws that govern it, such as conservation, and explains the various forms of energy, such as electrical, chemical, and nuclear.
Why Science?, Paperback (July 2012)
Suitable for readers uneducated in science, this title describes the development of humanity's desire to know and understand the world around us through the various stages of its development to the present, when science is almost universally recognized - at least in the Western world - as the most reliable way of knowing.
From Clockwork to Crapshoot, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Roger G. Newton
Science is about 6000 years old while physics emerged as a distinct branch some 2500 years ago. This title provides the perspective needed to understand contemporary developments in physics in relation to philosophical traditions as far back as ancient Greece. It presents a history of physics from the early beginning to our day.
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Author Biography - Roger G. Newton
Roger G. Newton is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics at Indiana University.
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