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Physical Reality – Construction or Discovery?

An Introduction to the Methodology and Aims of Physics

Authors: Grodzicki, Michael

  • A fascinating study that is relevant to every working physicistGives clear insights into the nature and structure of physical knowledge and theories
  • Examples from theoretical, molecular and solid-state physics elucidate the subject matter
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This book provides a well-grounded account of the methodology of physics, the structure of physical knowledge and theories, and in particular of the relations between theory and experience. An important feature of the book is that all its essential conclusions are elucidated with the help of representative examples from theoretical, molecular and solid state physics. All young physicists as well as physics teachers will find here valuable insights into the philosophy and tools of their trade.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • The World View of Physics I: Presuppositions

    Pages 1-41

    Grodzicki, Prof. Dr. Michael

  • Methodology of Physics

    Pages 43-120

    Grodzicki, Michael

  • The Structure of Physical Theories

    Pages 121-202

    Grodzicki, Prof. Dr. Michael

  • Theory and Experience

    Pages 203-267

    Grodzicki, Prof. Dr. Michael

  • The World View of Physics II: Implications

    Pages 269-333

    Grodzicki, Prof. Dr. Michael

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Reality – Construction or Discovery?
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to the Methodology and Aims of Physics
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74579-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74579-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-74578-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 333
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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