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By Raffaele Pisano

ISBN-10: 9401796440

ISBN-13: 9789401796446

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ISBN-13: 9789401796453

This booklet analyzes scientificproblems in the background of physics, engineering, chemistry, astronomy and drugs, correlated with technological functions within the social context. whilst and the way is stress among disciplines explicitly practised? what's the conceptual bridge among technological know-how researches and the association of technological researches within the improvement of business applications?

The authors clarify numerous ways that the sciences allowed complex modelling at the one hand, and the advance of latest technological rules nonetheless. An emphasis at the position performed via mechanisms, construction tools and tools bestows a gain on old and clinical discourse: theories, associations, universities, faculties for engineers, social implications as well.

Scholars from diverse traditions speak about the emergency variety of pondering in method and, in theoretical viewpoint, goal to collect and reconsider the present pondering in this topic. It brings jointly contributions from best specialists within the box, and offers much-needed perception into the topic from a old perspective. the quantity composition makes for soaking up interpreting for historians, philosophers and scientists.

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Ladislav Kvasz (Czech Republic) identifies two different ways of carrying out experiments inside physics: one in Galilean style, the other in Newtonian style. The difference between the two relies upon the relation between experiment and mathematics. The author analyses the reason that connects Galilei’s conception of experiment to Newton’s. The role played by Descartes’ physics in this context is highlighted. Roberto Lalli (Germany) examines the figure of Karl Darrow. His work was fundamental to the spread of quantum physics in an industrial context, primarily the Bell Telephone Laboratories where Darrow spent a great part of his career.

Agamenon Rodrigues Eufrásio Oliveira (Brazil) inspects Lazare Carnot’s theory as far as Carnot applied his theory to machines. The author highlights the importance of the concept of work to include Carnot’s theory inside rational mechanics. This concept is a fundamental intermediation between theoretical and applied physics. The way in which Carnot used D’Alembert’s principle is also remarked. Dominique Pécaud (France), in this paper, deals with the concept of work, not starting from the machines or from the influence science had on technology; rather he analyses—as he himself says—the “human factor”.

Pp 199–240 Sokal A (2008) Beyond the hoax: science, philosophy and culture. Oxford University Press, New York Sokal A, Bricmont B (1998) Intellectual impostures. it The study of science and its history has long been central to the shared scholarly efforts of both the Eastern and Western Worlds. Most theoretical and practical results depended mainly on their individual scientific and disciplinary ambitions and their unique technological innovations. For example, scientific traditions were established and individual contributions made by such scholars as Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543), Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) and René Descartes (1596–1650), resulting in a thoroughly scientific framework within which to interpret celestial and terrestrial phenomena.

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