Two Cultures: Essays in Honour of David Speiser / Edition 1

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Overview

The extraordinary range of cultural interests of renowned physicist David Speiser—including the sciences, art, architecture, music, and history of science—has inspired generations of later scientists to look beyond the boundaries of their own disciplines. In this book, seventeen scholars from various fields pay tribute to his multifaceted career, addressing topics as varied as music theory and the nuclear arms race.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783764371869
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Basel
  • Publication date: 1/9/2006
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Truesdell and the History of the Theory of Structures.- Reflections on Interdisciplinarianism.- The Sciences.- David Speiser’s Group Theory: From Stiefel’s Crystallographic Approach to Kac-Moody Algebras.- Whither Quantum Theory?.- The Direct Determination of the Induced Pseudoscalar Current (and About the Slow Metamorphosis of an Institution).- In Praise of Asymmetry.- An Observation About the Huygens Clock Problem.- The History of Science.- Daniel Bernoulli and Leonhard Euler on the Jetski.- On the Changing Fortune of the Newtonian Tradition in Mechanics.- Studies of Magnetism in the Correspondence of Daniel Bernoulli.- On Enriques’s Foundations of Mechanics.- On the Common Origin of Some of the Works on the Geometrical Interpretation of Complex Numbers.- The Arts.- Architecture and Music.- An Unusual Sacra Conversazione by Giovanni Bellini.- Ancient Astrological and Musical Analogies in The Renaissance: Palladio’s Villa Rotunda and a Geometric Construction by Leonardo.- Nuclear Arms.- The Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons And Their Proliferation.- Nuclear Arms Control.

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