The Resource No easy answers : science and the pursuit of knowledge, Allan Franklin, (electronic resource)

No easy answers : science and the pursuit of knowledge, Allan Franklin, (electronic resource)

Label
No easy answers : science and the pursuit of knowledge
Title
No easy answers
Title remainder
science and the pursuit of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Allan Franklin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In No Easy Answers, Allan Franklin offers an accurate picture of science and scientific experiment for general readers and for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who may not have any background in physics. He contends that science is too important for the public not to have an understanding of it." "Through close examination of some of the most important cases in modern scientific research, Franklin illustrates the various roles that experiment plays in science. He uses examples of unquestioned success, such as the discoveries of the electron and of three types of neutrino, and examples of studies that were dead ends, wrong turns, or just plain mistakes, such as the "fifth force," a proposed modification of Newton's law of gravity."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franklin, Allan
Dewey number
507/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q162
LC item number
.F694 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Science
  • Science
Label
No easy answers : science and the pursuit of knowledge, Allan Franklin, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Experiment--Making or Breaking Theories -- The Violation of Parity Conservation -- The Meselson-Stahl Experiment: "The Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology" -- Emil Konopinski and the Theory of?-Decay -- The Rise and Fall of the Fifth Force -- The Search for What Is There -- The Discovery of the Electron -- The Road to the Neutrino -- How Many Neutrinos? -- The Appearance and Disappearance of the 17-keV Neutrino -- The Missing Solar Neutrinos -- Blas Cabrera and the Search for Magnetic Monopoles -- The Trouble with Scientists -- Robert Millikan and the Charge of the Electron -- The Early Searches for Gravity Waves -- Atomic Parity Violation: Do Mutants Die of Natural Causes? -- Conclusion: No Easy Answers
Control code
607535120
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 258 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649963671
Label
No easy answers : science and the pursuit of knowledge, Allan Franklin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Experiment--Making or Breaking Theories -- The Violation of Parity Conservation -- The Meselson-Stahl Experiment: "The Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology" -- Emil Konopinski and the Theory of?-Decay -- The Rise and Fall of the Fifth Force -- The Search for What Is There -- The Discovery of the Electron -- The Road to the Neutrino -- How Many Neutrinos? -- The Appearance and Disappearance of the 17-keV Neutrino -- The Missing Solar Neutrinos -- Blas Cabrera and the Search for Magnetic Monopoles -- The Trouble with Scientists -- Robert Millikan and the Charge of the Electron -- The Early Searches for Gravity Waves -- Atomic Parity Violation: Do Mutants Die of Natural Causes? -- Conclusion: No Easy Answers
Control code
607535120
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 258 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649963671

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