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Title Two cultures : essays in honour of David Speiser / Kim Williams, editor
Published Basel ; Boston Berlin : Birkhäuser Verlag, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (201 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Foreword -- 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 -- Reference
Summary The 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 pay tribute to his multifaceted career
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-201)
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Subject Speiser, David, 1926- -- Anniversaries, etc.
Science -- History.
Science -- Philosophy.
Art -- History.
Art -- Philosophy.
Mathematicians -- Belgium.
Physicists -- Belgium.
Science -- history.
Art -- history.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Williams, Kim, 1956- editor
LC no. 2005057013
ISBN 376437540X (electronic bk.)
9783764375409 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)