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Experiment, Right or Wrong

Experiment, Right or Wrong

by Allan Franklin


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ISBN-13: 9780521064774
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/12/2008
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Experiment and the Development of the Theory of Weak Interactions: From Fermi to V-A: 1. Fermi's theory; 2. Toward a universal Fermi interaction; muons and pions; 3. Beta-decay theory following World War II; 4. The discovery of parity nonconversation; 5. The V-A theory of weak interactions and its acceptance; Part II. Toward a Philosophy of Experiment: 6. Experimental results; 7. The roles of experiment; 8. Do mutants have to be slain, or do they die of natural causes? The case of atomic parity-violation experiments; Conclusion; Appendix; References; Index.

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