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Corry, L 
David Hilbert and the Axiomatization of Physics (1898???1918) 
I10976 
2004 
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12 
Hecker, Siegfried 
Essays on the Future 
I10622 
2000 
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13 
Suisky, Dieter 
Euler as Physicist 
I06313 
2009 
eBook 

14 
Boniolo, Giovanni 
The Role of Mathematics in Physical Sciences 
I05526 
2005 
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15 
Plaumann, P 
Geometry ??? von Staudt???s Point of View 
I04380 
1981 
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16 
Lagrange, J.L 
Analytical Mechanics 
I03687 
1997 
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17 
Unguru, Sabetai 
Physics, Cosmology and Astronomy, 1300???1700: Tension and Accommodation 
I02495 
1991 
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18 
Garber, Elizabeth 
The Language of Physics 
I00992 
1999 
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Title  David Hilbert and the Axiomatization of Physics (1898???1918) : From Grundlagen der Geometrie to Grundlagen der Physik 
Author(s)  Corry, L 
Publication  Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2004. 
Description  XVII, 513 p. 36 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  David Hilbert (18621943) was the most influential mathematician of the early twentieth century and, together with Henri Poincar??, the last mathematical universalist. His main known areas of research and influence were in pure mathematics (algebra, number theory, geometry, integral equations and analysis, logic and foundations), but he was also known to have some interest in physical topics. The latter, however, was traditionally conceived as comprising only sporadic incursions into a scientific domain which was essentially foreign to his mainstream of activity and in which he only made scattered, if important, contributions. Based on an extensive use of mainly unpublished archival sources, the present book presents a totally fresh and comprehensive picture of Hilbert???s intense, original, wellinformed, and highly influential involvement with physics, that spanned his entire career and that constituted a truly main focus of interest in his scientific horizon. His program for axiomatizing physical theories provides the connecting link with his research in more purely mathematical fields, especially geometry, and a unifying point of view from which to understand his physical activities in general. In particular, the now famous dialogue and interaction between Hilbert and Einstein, leading to the formulation in 1915 of the generally covariant fieldequations of gravitation, is adequately explored here within the natural context of Hilbert???s overall scientific worldview. This book will be of interest to historians of physics and of mathematics, to historicallyminded physicists and mathematicians, and to philosophers of science 
ISBN,Price  9781402027789 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. HISTORY
4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
5. History of Mathematical Sciences
6. Mathematical Methods in Physics
7. MATHEMATICS
8. Philosophy and science
9. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
10. PHYSICS

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Title  Essays on the Future : In Honor of Nick Metropolis 
Author(s)  Hecker, Siegfried;Rota, GianCarlo 
Publication  Boston, MA, 1. Birkh??user Boston
2. Imprint: Birkh??user, 2000. 
Description  XVII, 276 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  This collection represents a unique undertaking in scientific publishing to honor Nick Metropolis. Nick was the last survivor of the World War II Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, and was an important member of the Los Alamos national Laboratory until his death in October, 1999. In this volume, some of the leading scientists and humanists of our time have contributed essays related to their respective disciplines, exploring various aspects of future developments in science and society, philosophy, national security, nuclear power, pure and applied mathematics, physics and biology, particle physics, computing, and information science 
ISBN,Price  9781461207771 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Heavy ions
4. HISTORY
5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
6. History of Mathematical Sciences
7. MATHEMATICS
8. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
9. Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
10. PHYSICS
11. Physics, general

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Title  Euler as Physicist 
Author(s)  Suisky, Dieter 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009. 
Description  XXIV, 338 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  "Euler as Physicist" analyzes the exceptional role of Leonhard Euler (1707  1783) in the history of science and emphasizes especially his fundamental contributions to physics. Although Euler is famous as the leading mathematician of the 18th century, his contributions to physics are as important for their innovative methods and solutions. Several books are devoted to Euler as mathematician, but none to Euler as physicist, like in this book. Euler???s contributions to mechanics are rooted in his lifelong plan presented in two volume treatise programmatically entitled "Mechanics or the science of motion analytically demonstrated". Published in 1736, Euler???s treatise indicates the turn over from the traditional geometric representation of mechanics to a new approach. In writing Mechanics Euler did the first step to put the plan and his completion into practice through 1760. It is of particular interest to study how Euler made immediate use of his mathematics for mechanics and coordinated his progress in mathematics with his progress in physics. Euler's mechanics is not only a model for a consistently formulated theory, but allows for generalizations of Euler's principles. It is shown that even problems in contemporary physics may be advantageously reconsidered and reformulated in terms of Euler's early unified approach. The interplay between physics and mathematics which appeared in the 18th century is compared to the development of physics in the 20th century, especially to the development of quantum mechanics between 1900 and 1930. The author aims to show how Euler' work represents a rare example of a simultaneous and harmonic composition of results of different origin and nature which have been joined into a unique and marvellous result 
ISBN,Price  9783540748656 
Keyword(s)  1. CLASSICAL MECHANICS
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. HISTORY
5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
6. History of Mathematical Sciences
7. MATHEMATICS
8. MECHANICS
9. PHYSICS
10. Physics, general

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Title  The Role of Mathematics in Physical Sciences : Interdisciplinary and Philosophical Aspects 
Author(s)  Boniolo, Giovanni;Budinich, Paolo;Trobok, Majda 
Publication  Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2005. 
Description  X, 244 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  Even though mathematics and physics have been related for centuries and this relation appears to be unproblematic, there are many questions still open: Is mathematics really necessary for physics, or could physics exist without mathematics? Should we think physically and then add the mathematics apt to formalise our physical intuition, or should we think mathematically and then interpret physically the obtained results? Do we get mathematical objects by abstraction from real objects, or vice versa? Why is mathematics effective into physics? These are all relevant questions, whose answers are necessary to fully understand the status of physics, particularly of contemporary physics. The aim of this book is to offer plausible answers to such questions through both historical analyses of relevant cases, and philosophical analyses of the relations between mathematics and physics 
ISBN,Price  9781402031076 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. HISTORY
4. History of Mathematical Sciences
5. Mathematical Methods in Physics
6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
7. MATHEMATICS
8. Philosophy and science
9. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
10. PHYSICS
11. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  Physics, Cosmology and Astronomy, 1300???1700: Tension and Accommodation 
Author(s)  Unguru, Sabetai 
Publication  Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 1991. 
Description  VIII, 327 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  Habent sua Jata colloquia. The present volume has its ongms in a spring 1984 international workshop held, under the auspices of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, by The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas of TelAviv University in cooperation with The Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation. It contains twelve of the twenty papers presented at the workshop by the twentysix participants. As Proceedings of conferences go, it is a good representative of the genre, sharing in the main characteristics of its ilk. It may even be one of the rare instances of a book of Proceed?? ings whose descriptive title applies equally well to the workshop's topic and to the interrelations between. the various papers it includes. Tension and Accommodation are the key words. Thus, while John Glucker's paper, 'Images of Plato in Late Antiqu?? ity,' raises, by means of the Platonic example, the problem of interpreta?? tion of ancient texts, suggesting the assignment of proper weight to the creator of the tradition and not only to his many later interpreters in assessing the proper relationship between originator and commentators, Abraham Wasserstein's 'Hunches that did not come off: Some Prob?? lems in Greek Science' illustrates the longlived Whiggish tradition in the history of science and mathematics. As those familiar with my work will undoubtedly note, Wasserstein's position is far removed from my stance on ancient Greek mathematics 
ISBN,Price  9789401133425 
Keyword(s)  1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
2. Astronomy???Observations
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. HISTORY
6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
7. History of Mathematical Sciences
8. MATHEMATICS
9. Observations, Astronomical
10. Philosophy and science
11. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
12. PHYSICS

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Title  The Language of Physics : The Calculus and the Development of Theoretical Physics in Europe, 1750???1914 
Author(s)  Garber, Elizabeth 
Publication  Boston, MA, 1. Birkh??user Boston
2. Imprint: Birkh??user, 1999. 
Description  XIX, 399 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  This work is the first explicit examination of the key role that mathematics has played in the development of theoretical physics and will undoubtedly challenge the more conventional accounts of its historical development. Although mathematics has long been regarded as the "language" of physics, the connections between these independent disciplines have been far more complex and intimate than previous narratives have shown. This study encompasses engagements across discipline boundaries and many nations rom the ear of Euler and Bernoulli o that of Hilbert and Einstein. At all times physicists and mathematicians retained their distinct sets of disciplinary standards and goals. Interactions within historical ears are handled using the standards of the time to define mathematics and physics. In this context, the works of Lagrange, Laplace, Fourier, Jacobi, William Thomson, Maxwell, Helmholtz, and many others are discussed, and by 1870, it is evident that the essentials of modern theoretical physics are in place. The epilogue, spanning the decades from 1870 to the First World War, deals with the decline of these interactions and the building of new connections. It is particularly significant that these new patterns of interactions became paradigmatic for the rest of the twentieth century. The unique perspectives concerning the history of theoretical physics will undoubtedly cause some raised eyebrows, as the author convincingly demonstrates that practices, methods, and language shaped the development of the field, and are a key to understanding the mergence of the modern academic discipline. Mathematicians and physicists, as well as historians of both disciplines, will find this provocative work of great interest 
ISBN,Price  9781461217664 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Historical linguistics
4. HISTORY
5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
6. History of Mathematical Sciences
7. HISTORY OF SCIENCE
8. Mathematical Methods in Physics
9. MATHEMATICS
10. PHYSICS
11. Physics, general

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