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The Overproduction of TruthPassion, Competition, and Integrity in Modern Science

The Overproduction of Truth: Passion, Competition, and Integrity in Modern Science

Gianfranco Pacchioni

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198799887
eISBN:
9780191864858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799887.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The way science is done has changed radically in the last years. The personal reflections and experiences of a protagonist help us to understand the mechanisms of contemporary science. A system where ... More

The Scientific MethodReflections from a Practitioner

The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner

Massimiliano Di Ventra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825623
eISBN:
9780191864605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825623.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Can Science answer all our questions? If not, what knowledge can it provide, and how? Written in a colloquial style, and arguing from well-known and easy-to-follow facts, this book addresses all ... More

One of Ten Billion EarthsHow we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

One of Ten Billion Earths: How we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

Karel Schrijver

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799894
eISBN:
9780191864865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799894.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

Illustrated with breathtaking images of the Solar System and of the Universe around it, this book explores how the discoveries within the Solar System and of distant exoplanets come together to aid ... More

Galileo UnboundA Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

David D. Nolte

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198805847
eISBN:
9780191843808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805847.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, The Universe and Everything traces the journey that brought us from Galileo’s law of free fall to today’s geneticists measuring evolutionary drift, entangled ... More

Science and HumanityA Humane Philosophy of Science and Religion

Science and Humanity: A Humane Philosophy of Science and Religion

Andrew Steane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824589
eISBN:
9780191863370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824589.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This volume offers an in-depth presentation of the structure of science and the nature of the physical world, with a view to showing how it complements and does not replace other types of human ... More

Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

E. L. Wolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This is a physics textbook describing, at a college level, the physics and technology needed to provide sustainable long-term energy, past the era of fossil fuels. A summary is given of global power ... More

Multilayer NetworksStructure and Function

Multilayer Networks: Structure and Function

Ginestra Bianconi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753919
eISBN:
9780191815676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753919.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Multilayer networks are formed by several networks that interact with each other and co-evolve. Multilayer networks include social networks, financial markets, transportation systems, infrastructures ... More

Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

Dennis Sherwood and Paul Dalby

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198782957
eISBN:
9780191826177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782957.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book will equip a student of any physical or biological science with a sound understanding of thermodynamics, and will build confidence in using thermodynamics in practice. The emphasis is ... More

The Elements of Relativity

The Elements of Relativity

David M. Wittman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199658633
eISBN:
9780191863653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199658633.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Relativity is a set of remarkable insights into the way space and time work. The basic notion of relativity, first articulated by Galileo, explains why we do not feel Earth moving as it orbits the ... More

Aperiodic CrystalsFrom Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals:  Structure and Properties

Aperiodic Crystals: From Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals: Structure and Properties

Ted Janssen, Gervais Chapuis, and Marc de Boissieu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198824442
eISBN:
9780191863288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824442.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Until the 1970s all materials studied consisted of periodic arrays of unit cells, or were amorphous. In the following decades a new class of solid state matter, called aperiodic crystals, has been ... More

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