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The Resource Doing physics : how physicists take hold of the world, Martin H. Krieger

Doing physics : how physicists take hold of the world, Martin H. Krieger

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Doing physics : how physicists take hold of the world
Title
Doing physics
Title remainder
how physicists take hold of the world
Statement of responsibility
Martin H. Krieger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a cultural phenomenology of doing physics. It describes the ways physicists actually do their work--their motives, and their ways of making sense of the world--so that outsiders can understand it. Martin H. Krieger explains that physicists employ a small number of everyday notions to get at the world experimentally and conceptually. Krieger's stories focus on five of these models: the division of labor among particles, fields, and spacetime in the "factory" of Nature; the analysis of the world as a clockworks of comparatively dumb parts whose composition is often surprisingly complex and rich; the play of freedom and necessity given by a set of kinship rules that govern the families of particles; the setting of a simple stage, a vacuum, on which something arises out of nothing; and a mode of grasping the world with the handles, probes, and tools that make up a physicist's tool kit. In each case, Krieger shows that the deepest principles of physics are embodied in the physicist's craft and conventions
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krieger, Martin H
Dewey number
530/.092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC29
LC item number
.K75 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Physicists
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Physicists
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Berufsbild
  • Forschung
  • Methode
  • Physik
  • Physiker
  • Weltbild
  • Physik
  • Forschung
  • Weltbild
Label
Doing physics : how physicists take hold of the world, Martin H. Krieger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-156) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The division of labor: the factory -- Taking apart and putting together: the clockworks, the calculus, and the computer -- Freedom and necessity: family and kinship -- The vacuum and the creation: setting a stage -- Handles, probes, and tools: a rhetoric of nature
Control code
ocm24009189
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 168 pages
Isbn
9780253207012
Lccn
91020305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24009189
  • (OCoLC)24009189
Label
Doing physics : how physicists take hold of the world, Martin H. Krieger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-156) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The division of labor: the factory -- Taking apart and putting together: the clockworks, the calculus, and the computer -- Freedom and necessity: family and kinship -- The vacuum and the creation: setting a stage -- Handles, probes, and tools: a rhetoric of nature
Control code
ocm24009189
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 168 pages
Isbn
9780253207012
Lccn
91020305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24009189
  • (OCoLC)24009189

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