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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780674001817
ISBN-10: 0674001818
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States


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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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