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Author  Title  Accn#  Year  Item Type  Claims 
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Rowe, David E 
Beyond Einstein 
I09813 
2018 
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2 
Chalmers, Alan F 
One Hundred Years of Pressure 
I09784 
2017 
eBook 

3 
Beisbart, Claus 
Thinking About Space and Time 
I09723 
2020 
eBook 

4 
Kouneiher, Joseph 
Foundations of Mathematics and Physics One Century After Hilbert 
I09694 
2018 
eBook 

5 
Treese, Steven A 
History and Measurement of the Base and Derived Units 
I09689 
2018 
eBook 

6 
Blum, Alexander S 
The Renaissance of General Relativity in Context 
I09424 
2020 
eBook 

7 
Eckert, Michael 
The Turbulence Problem 
I09312 
2019 
eBook 

8 
Lehmkuhl, Dennis 
Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories 
I09130 
2017 
eBook 

9 
Mussardo, Giuseppe 
The ABC???s of Science 
I09029 
2020 
eBook 

10 
Selin, Helaine 
Astronomy Across Cultures 
I11171 
2000 
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Title  Beyond Einstein : Perspectives on Geometry, Gravitation, and Cosmology in the Twentieth Century 
Author(s)  Rowe, David E;Sauer, Tilman;Walter, Scott A 
Publication  New York, NY, 1. Imprint: Birkh??user
2. Springer New York, 2018. 
Description  XXIII, 492 p. 71 illus., 14 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This volume explores the interplay between mathematical and physical research and the interactions of twentiethcentury scientists within their academic communities. Beginning with Einstein???s general theory of relativity, the authors investigate a series of dramatic discoveries and rival theories in physics that influenced the development of modern differential geometry. Other sections recount the numerous methods, like the resurgence of Weyl geometry, used by geometers to solve the problems revealed by those same innovations in spacetime physics. The effect of general relativity on astronomy is also addressed, namely how astronomers worked through new theories like inflationary cosmology and Phoenix models. By including recent historical research and coupling this work with many disciplines??? unique perspectives, this text provides a rich picture of general relativity and cosmology over the course of the twentieth century. The increased study on the documentation of Einstein???s early scientific work has clarified the history of science for that time and profoundly altered the way scientists view their own work, as this interdisciplinary volume demonstrates 
ISBN,Price  9781493977086 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GRAVITATION
6. HISTORY
7. History of Mathematical Sciences
8. MATHEMATICS
9. Philosophy and science
10. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
11. QUANTUM PHYSICS

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Title  One Hundred Years of Pressure : Hydrostatics from Stevin to Newton 
Author(s)  Chalmers, Alan F 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  IX, 197 p. 14 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This monograph investigates the development of hydrostatics as a science. In the process, it sheds new light on the nature of science and its origins in the Scientific Revolution. Readers will come to see that the history of hydrostatics reveals subtle ways in which the science of the seventeenth century differed from previous periods. The key, the author argues, is the new insights into the concept of pressure that emerged during the Scientific Revolution. This came about due to contributions from such figures as Simon Stevin, Pascal, Boyle and Newton. The author compares their work with Galileo and Descartes, neither of whom grasped the need for a new conception of pressure. As a result, their contributions to hydrostatics were unproductive. The story ends with Newton insofar as his version of hydrostatics set the subject on its modern course. He articulated a technical notion of pressure that was up to the task. Newton compared the mathematical way in hydrostatics and the experimental way, and sided with the former. The subtleties that lie behind Newton's position throws light on the way in which developments in seventeenthcentury science simultaneously involved mathematization and experimentation. This book serves as an example of the degree of conceptual change that new sciences often require. It will be of interest to those involved in the study of history and philosophy of science. It will also appeal to physicists as well as interested general readers 
ISBN,Price  9783319565293 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. EPISTEMOLOGY
4. HISTORY
5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
6. History of Mathematical Sciences
7. MATHEMATICS
8. Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Science
9. Philosophy and science
10. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
11. PHYSICS
12. Science???History
13. Science???Philosophy

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Title  Thinking About Space and Time : 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 
Author(s)  Beisbart, Claus;Sauer, Tilman;W??thrich, Christian 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Birkh??user
2. Springer International Publishing, 2020. 
Description  XVIII, 267 p. 8 illus., 3 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This volume offers an integrated understanding of how the theory of general relativity gained momentum after Einstein had formulated it in 1915. Chapters focus on the early reception of the theory in physics and philosophy and on the systematic questions that emerged shortly after Einstein's momentous discovery. They are written by physicists, historians of science, and philosophers, and were originally presented at the conference titled Thinking About Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity, held at the University of Bern from September 1214, 2017. By establishing the historical context first, and then moving into more philosophical chapters, this volume will provide readers with a more complete understanding of early applications of general relativity (e.g., to cosmology) and of related philosophical issues. Because the chapters are often crossdisciplinary, they cover a wide variety of topics related to the general theory of relativity. These include: Heuristics used in the discovery of general relativity Mach's Principle The structure of Einstein's theory Cosmology and the Einstein world Stability of cosmological models The metaphysical nature of spacetime The relationship between spacetime and dynamics The Geodesic Principle Symmetries Thinking About Space and Time will be a valuable resource for historians of science and philosophers who seek a deeper knowledge of the (early and later) uses of general relativity, as well as for physicists and mathematicians interested in exploring the wider historical and philosophical context of Einstein's theory 
ISBN,Price  9783030477820 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. GRAVITATION
5. HISTORY
6. History of Mathematical Sciences
7. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences
8. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
9. MATHEMATICS
10. Philosophy and science
11. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

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Title  Foundations of Mathematics and Physics One Century After Hilbert : New Perspectives 
Author(s)  Kouneiher, Joseph 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  XXI, 441 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book explores the rich and deep interplay between mathematics and physics one century after David Hilbert???s works from 1891 to 1933, published by Springer in six volumes. The most prominent scientists in various domains of these disciplines contribute to this volume providing insight to their works, and analyzing the impact of the breakthrough and the perspectives of their own contributions. The result is a broad journey through the most recent developments in mathematical physics, such as string theory, quantum gravity, noncommutative geometry, twistor theory, Gauge and Quantum fields theories, just to mention a few. The reader, accompanied on this journey by some of the fathers of these theories, explores some far reaching interfaces where mathematics and theoretical physics interact profoundly and gets a broad and deep understanding of subjects which are at the core of recent developments in mathematical physics. The journey is not confined to the present state of the art, but sheds light on future developments of the field, highlighting a list of open problems. Graduate students and researchers working in physics, mathematics and mathematical physics will find this journey extremely fascinating. All those who want to benefit from a comprehensive description of all the latest advances in mathematics and mathematical physics, will find this book very useful too 
ISBN,Price  9783319648132 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. HISTORY
4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
5. History of Mathematical Sciences
6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
7. MATHEMATICS
8. PHYSICS
9. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  History and Measurement of the Base and Derived Units 
Author(s)  Treese, Steven A 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  XIII, 1121 p. 89 illus., 80 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book discusses how and why historical measurement units developed, and reviews useful methods for making conversions as well as situations in which dimensional analysis can be used. It starts from the history of length measurement, which is one of the oldest measures used by humans. It highlights the importance of area measurement, briefly discussing the methods for determining areas mathematically and by measurement. The book continues on to detail the development of measures for volume, mass, weight, time, temperature, angle, electrical units, amounts of substances, and light intensity. The seven SI/metric base units are highlighted, as well as a number of other units that have historically been used as base units. Providing a comprehensive reference for interconversion among the commonly measured quantities in the different measurement systems with engineering accuracy, it also examines the relationships among base units in fields such as mechanical/thermal, electromagnetic and physical flow rates and fluxes using diagrams. 
ISBN,Price  9783319775777 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. HISTORY
4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
5. History of Mathematical Sciences
6. HISTORY OF SCIENCE
7. MATHEMATICS
8. Measurement Science and Instrumentation
9. Measurement??????
10. PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS
11. PHYSICS

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Title  The Renaissance of General Relativity in Context 
Author(s)  Blum, Alexander S;Lalli, Roberto;Renn, J??rgen 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Birkh??user
2. Springer International Publishing, 2020. 
Description  X, 406 p. 29 illus., 27 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This contributed volume explores the renaissance of general relativity after World War II, when it transformed from a marginal theory into a cornerstone of modern physics. Chapters explore key historical processes related to the theory of general relativity, in addition to presenting a thorough treatment of the relevant science behind these episodes. A broad historiographical framework is introduced first, thus providing the broad context in which the given computational approaches and case studies occurred. Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of expert authors, these chapters will bring readers to a more complete understanding of Einstein???s theory. Specific topics include: Social and citation networks The FockInfeld dispute Wheeler???s turn to gravitation theory The position of general relativity in theories of fundamental interactions The pursuit of a quantum theory of gravity The emergence of dark matter in relation to cosmological models Institutional frameworks for gravitational wave search in Europe The Renaissance of General Relativity in Context is ideal for historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science. Students and researchers in physics will also be interested in the topics explored 
ISBN,Price  9783030507541 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. GRAVITATION
5. HISTORY
6. History of Mathematical Sciences
7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
8. MATHEMATICS

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Title  Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories 
Author(s)  Lehmkuhl, Dennis;Schiemann, Gregor;Scholz, Erhard 
Publication  New York, NY, 1. Imprint: Birkh??user
2. Springer New York, 2017. 
Description  VIII, 335 p. 7 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This contributed volume is the result of a July 2010 workshop at the University of Wuppertal Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies which brought together worldwide experts from physics, philosophy and history, in order to address a set of questions first posed in the 1950s: How do we compare spacetime theories? How do we judge, objectively, which is the ???best??? theory? Is there even a unique answer to this question? The goal of the workshop, and of this book, is to contribute to the development of a metatheory of spacetime theories. Such a metatheory would reveal insights about specific spacetime theories by distilling their essential similarities and differences, deliver a framework for a class of theories that could be helpful as a blueprint to build other metatheories, and provide a higher level viewpoint for judging which theory most accurately describes nature. But rather than drawing a map in broad strokes, the focus is on particularly rich regions in the ???space of spacetime theories.??? This work will be of interest to physicists, as well as philosophers and historians of science working with or interested in General Relativity and/or Space, Time and Gravitation more generally 
ISBN,Price  9781493932108 
Keyword(s)  1. DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. HISTORY
5. History of Mathematical Sciences
6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
7. MATHEMATICS
8. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  The ABC???s of Science 
Author(s)  Mussardo, Giuseppe 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2020. 
Description  X, 248 p. 35 illus., 5 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Science, with its inherent tension between the known and the unknown, is an inexhaustible mine of great stories. Collected here are twentysix among the most enchanting tales, one for each letter of the alphabet: the main characters are scientists of the highest calibre mostly of whom, however, are unknown to the general public. This book goes from A to Z. The letter A stands for Abel, the great Norwegian mathematician, here involved in an elliptic thriller about a fundamental theorem of mathematics, while the letter Z refers to Absolute Zero, the ultimate and lowest temperature limit,  273,15 degrees Celsius, a value that is tremendously cooler than the most remote corner of the Universe: the race to reach this final outpost of coldness is not yet complete, but, similarly to the history books of polar explorations at the beginning of the 20th century, its pages record successes, failures, fierce rivalries and tragic desperations. In between the A and the Z, the other letters of the alphabet are similar to the various stages of a very fascinating journey along the paths of science, a journey in the company of a very unique set of characters as eccentric and peculiar as those in Ulysses by James Joyce: the French astronomer who lost everything, even his mind, to chase the transits of Venus; the caustic Austrian scientist who, perfectly at ease with both the laws of psychoanalysis and quantum mechanics, revealed the hidden secrets of dreams and the periodic table of chemical elements; the young Indian astrophysicist who was the first to understand how a star dies, suffering the ferocious opposition of his mentor for this discovery. Or the Hungarian physicist who struggled with his melancholy in the shadows of the desert of Los Alamos; or the French scholar who was forced to hide her femininity behind a false identity so as to publish fundamental theorems on prime numbers. And so on and so forth. Twentysix stories, which reveal the most authentic atmosphere of science and the lives of some of its main players: each story can be read in quite a short period of time  basically the time it takes to get on and off the train between two metro stations. Largely independent from one another, these twentysix stories make the book a harmonious polyphony of several voices: the reader can invent his/her own very personal order for the chapters simply by ordering the sequence of letters differently. For an elementary law of Mathematics, this can give rise to an astronomically large number of possible books  all the same, but  then again  all different. This book is therefore the ideal companion for an infinite number of real or metaphoric journeys 
ISBN,Price  9783030551698 
Keyword(s)  1. BIOLOGY  HISTORY
2. CHEMISTRY  HISTORY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. HISTORY
6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
7. History of Biology
8. History of Chemistry
9. History of Mathematical Sciences
10. HISTORY OF SCIENCE
11. MATHEMATICS
12. PHYSICS
13. Popular Science in Physics

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Title  Astronomy Across Cultures : The History of NonWestern Astronomy 
Author(s)  Selin, Helaine 
Publication  Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2000. 
Description  XXIII, 665 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  Astronomy Across Cultures: A History of NonWestern Astronomy consists of essays dealing with the astronomical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, among others, the book includes essays on Sky Tales and Why We Tell Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups 
ISBN,Price  9789401141796 
Keyword(s)  1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
2. Astronomy???Observations
3. Culture???Study and teaching
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. HISTORY
7. History of Mathematical Sciences
8. History, general
9. MATHEMATICS
10. Observations, Astronomical
11. Regional and Cultural Studies

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