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The Resource How the great scientists reasoned : the scientific method in action, Gary G. Tibbetts

How the great scientists reasoned : the scientific method in action, Gary G. Tibbetts

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How the great scientists reasoned : the scientific method in action
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How the great scientists reasoned
Title remainder
the scientific method in action
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Gary G. Tibbetts
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illustrations
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no index present
LC call number
Q175
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.T53 2013
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non fiction
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bibliography
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How the great scientists reasoned : the scientific method in action, Gary G. Tibbetts
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Contents
Humanity's urge to understand -- Elements of scientific thinking: skepticism, careful reasoning, and exhaustive evaluation are all vital -- Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the "Indies": it can be disastrous to stubbornly refuse to recognize that you have falsified your own hypothesis -- Antoine Lavoisier and Joseph Priestley both test the befuddling phlogiston theory: Junking a confusing hypothesis may be necessary to clear the way for new and productive science -- Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction but fails to unify electromagnetism and gravitation: it is usually productive to simplify and consolidate your hypotheses -- Wilhelm Rontgen intended to study cathode rays but ended up discovering X-rays: listen carefully when Mother Nature whispers in your ear: she may be leading you to a Nobel Prize -- Max Planck, the first superhero of quantum theory, saves the universe from the ultraviolet catastrophe: assemble two flawed hypotheses about a key phenomenon into a model that fits experiment exactly and people will listen to you even if you must revolutionize physics -- Albert Einstein attacks the problem "Are atoms real?" from every angle: solving a centuries-old riddle in seven different ways can finally resolve it -- Niels Bohr models the hydrogen atom as a quantized system with compelling exactness, but his later career proves that collaboration and developing new talent can become more significant than the groundbreaking research of any individual -- Conclusions, status of science, and lessons for our time
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24 cm.
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1st ed.
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viii, 148 p.
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9780123984982
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(OCoLC)820309078

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