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A random walk in science : an anthology / compiled by R.L. Weber. Edited by E. Mendoza, with a foreword by William Cooper.


London : Institute of Physics, [1973] .
ISBN 085498027X, 0844805742, 9780844805740, 9780854980277, 9780844803623

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Other Authors Weber, Robert L., 1913-1997.
Subjects Humor (grappigheden)
Science -- Anecdotes.
Science.
Sciences -- Anecdotes.
Sciences -- EĢtude et enseignement.
Wetenschapsbeoefening.
Description xvii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword / William Cooper -- Introduction / Robert L. Weber and Eric Mendoza -- When does jam become marmalade? / H.B.G. Casimir -- In defence of pure research / J.J. Thomson -- Keeping up with science / L. Feleki -- Sir Francis Simon / N. Kurti -- Cuts by the score / Anon. -- The theorist -- The theory of practical joking : its relevance to physics / R.V. Jones -- New university, 1229 / Lynn Thorndike -- The Smithsonian Institution / Lewis Selye -- Atmospheric extravaganza / John Herapath -- Little Miss Muffet / F. Winsor -- The academy / Jonathan Swift -- The triumph of reason / Bert Listen Taylor -- American Institute of Useless Research -- Remarks on the quantum theory of the absolute zero of temperature / G. Beck, H. Bethe and W. Riezler -- A contribution to the mathematical theory of big game hunting / H. Petard -- Fission and superstition / H.M.K. -- The uses of fallacy / Paul V. Dunmore -- Basic science / Anon. -- On the nature of mathematical proofs / Joel E. Cohen -- Arrogance in physics / Laura Fermi -- What do physicists do? -- Physics terms made easy / Anon. -- Humphry Davy's first experiments / Humphry Davy, E.N. da C Andrade -- Maxwell's aether / James Clerk Maxwell -- Style in physics / Ludwig Boltzmann -- An Experiment to prove that Water is more elastic than Air / John Clayton -- Three jolly sailors / F. Winsor -- H.A. Rowland / Paul Kirkpatrick -- Confrontation / Maurice Caullery and Andree Tetry -- Getting bubble chambers accepted by the world of professional physicists / Donald A. Glaser -- Bunsen burner / Henry Roscoe -- Rutherford and Nature's whispers / A.S. Russell -- The organization of research : 1920 / W.M. Wheeler -- Solar eclipse / Reinhold Gerharz -- How Newton discovered the law of gravitation / James E. Miller -- Graduate students / P.M.S. Blackett -- Epigrams / Alexander Pope and Sir John Collins Squire -- Take away your billion dollars / Arthur Roberts -- Standards for inconsequential trivia / Philip A. Simpson -- How radar began / A.P. Rowe -- Building research / R.V. Jones -- Perils of modern living / H.P. Furth -- Predictions and comments -- Little Willie / Dorothy Rickard -- Which units of length? / Pamela Anderton -- Alpher, Bethe and Gamow / R.A. Alpher and R. Herman -- Electromagnetic units : 1 ; Electromagnetic units : 2 / H.B.G. Casimir -- British Units -- Therapy / J.P. Joule -- Infancy of x-rays / G.E.M. Jauncey -- Faraday lectures / Michael Faraday -- N rays / R.W. Wood -- My initiation / L. Rosenfeld -- Frank Jewett / Paul E. Klopsteg -- Inertia of a broomstick / Gaston Tissandier -- Pneumatic experiment / Lady Holland, James Gillray -- The high standard of education in Scotland / Sir W.L. Bragg -- Theoretical zipperdynamics / H.J. Zipkin -- Atomic medicine / John H. Lawrence -- 100 authors against Einstein / A. von Brunn -- Ultraviolet catastrophe / H. Poincare -- Flatland : a romance of many dimensions / Edwin A. Abbott -- Schools of physics -- How a theoretical physicist works / V. Berezinsky -- The art of finding the right graph paper / S.A. Rudin -- On the imperturbability of elevator operators : LVII / John Sykes -- The analysis of contemporary music using harmonious oscillator wave functions / H.J. Lipkin -- Researchers' prayer / Anon. -- Turboencabulator / J.H. Quick -- Heaven is hotter than Hell -- On the feasibility of coal-driven power stations / O.R. Frisch -- Bedside manner -- A theory of ghosts / D.A. Wright -- A stress analysis of a strapless evening gown -- Two classroom stories / Robert Weinstock -- Murphy's law / D.L. Klipstein -- Thermoelectric effect -- A glossary for research reports / C.D. Graham Jr. -- Why we must go to the Moon / Charles G. Tierney -- Face to face with metrication / Norman Stone -- Life on Earth (by a Martian) / Paul A. Weiss -- The high energy physics colouring book / H.J. Lipkin -- Snakes and Ladders / P.J. Duke -- Do-it-yourself CERN Courier writing kit -- Gulliver's computer / Jonathan Swift -- Haiku -- Textbook selection / Malcolm Johnson -- Computer, B. Sc. (failed) / E. Mendoza -- Collective names in basic sciences / Anon. -- the Chaostron : an important advance in learning machines / J.B. Cadwallader-Cohen, W.W. Zysiczk and R.R. Donelley -- Physics is too young / William Whewell -- Yes, Virginia / V.E. Eaton -- How to learn / Lewis Carroll -- The nature of evidence / Isaac Todhunter -- School leaving exam -- Where to hold nuclear spectroscopy conferences in Russia -- Typical examination questions as a guide to graduate students studying for prelims / H.J. Lipkin -- Big Science and Lesser Sciences / P.M.S. Blackett -- Oral examination procedure / S.D. Mason -- Fluorescent yield / Arthur H. Snell -- Slidesmanship / D.H. Wilkinson -- A conference glossary / David Kritchevsky and R.J. Van der Wal -- Valentine from a Telegraph Clerk [male] to a Telegraph Clerk [female] / James Clerk Maxwell -- Enrico Fermi / Emilio Segre -- The parrot and the carrot / R.W. Wood -- The bee, the beet and the beetle / R.W. Wood -- Absent-minded / Henry Roscoe -- The Mason-Dixon line -- Toothed wheels -- The transit of Venus / Jeremiah Horrox -- Lines inspired by a lecture on extra-terrestrial life / J.D.G.M. -- Postprandial : Ions mine / J.J.E. Durack -- The trial of Galileo / F. Sherwood Taylor -- Newton and Facts / D. Bentley -- John Dalton's discovery of his colour blindness -- Paris, May 1832 / Ian Stewart, Hippolyte Carnot -- Pulsars in poetry / Jay M. Pasachoff -- Clouds, 1900 / Lord Kelvin -- An awkward incident / Sir W.L. Bragg -- Shoulders of giants / Robert K. Merton -- Rotating dog / William Garnett -- Answer man -- Home run -- The pulsar's Pindar / Dietrick E. Thomsen and Jonathan Eberhart -- Walter Nernst / Edgar W. Kutzscher -- Self-frustration / R.V. Jones -- Unsung heroes I : J-B Moire / Simplicius -- Unsung heroes II : Juan Hernandez Torsion Herrera / Douglas Lindsay and James Ketchum -- Wolfgang Pauli / Eugene P. Wigner -- Scientific method / Adolph Baker -- Pebbles and Shells / Isaac Newton.
Genre Anecdotes.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3207651
(OCoLC)ocm03207651
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