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Author Achinstein, Peter

Title Particles and Waves : Historical Essays in the Philosophy of Science
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1991
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Description 1 online resource (346 pages)
Contents General Introduction; Part I: Theories of Light: Particles versus Waves; 1. Introduction; 2. Newton's Corpuscular Query and Experimental Philosophy; 3. Light Hypotheses; 4. Hypotheses, Probability, and Waves; Part II: Maxwell and the Kinetic Theory of Gases; 5. Introduction; 6. Theoretical Derivations; 7. Maxwell's Analogies and Kinetic Theory; 8. Scientific Discovery and Maxwell's Kinetic Theory; 9. The Only Game in Town; Part III: Cathode Rays and the Electron; 10. Introduction; 11. Theory, Experiment, and Cathode Rays; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R
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Subject Science -- Philosophy -- History
Physics -- Methodology -- History
Wave-particle duality -- History
Physics -- Methodology.
Science -- Philosophy.
Wave-particle duality.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780195345056