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
From Clockwork to Crapshoot, Paperback (November 2009)
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.
Galileo's Pendulum, Paperback (October 2005)
Covering topics from the invention of time zones to Isaac Newton's equations of motion, "Galileo's Pendulum" is an authoritative and engaging tour through time of the most basic all-pervading system in the world.
Scattering Theory of Waves and Particles, Paperback (March 2003)
Enlarged, improved edition of text on theory of scattering electromagnetic waves, classical particles, and quantum-mechanic particles. Includes updates on developments in three-particle collisions, scattering by noncentral potentials, inverse scattering problems. 1982 edition.
Thinking About Physics, Paperback (March 2002)» View all books by Roger G. Newton
Covers topics such as quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, field theory, thermodynamics, the role of mathematics in physics, and the concepts of probability and causality. This book is intended for advanced undergraduate students, professors, and researchers.
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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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