Volume 11 2005

Wrong for the Right Reasons

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-3047-5 (Print) 978-1-4020-3048-2 (Online)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Pages 1-16

    Introduction: Beyond Disunity and Historicism

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    Pages 17-39

    “In Order That We Should Not Ourselves Appear to Be Adjusting Our Estimates … to Make Them Fit Some Predetermined Amount”

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    Pages 41-71

    Ptolemy’s Theories of the Latitude of the Planets in the Almagest, Handy Tables, and Planetary Hypotheses

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    Pages 73-89

    Alchemy and the Changing Significance of Analysis

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    Pages 91-97

    Descartes and the Heart Beat: A Conservative Innovation

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    Pages 99-125

    Skating on the Edge: Newton’s Investigation of Chromatic Dispersion and Achromatic Prisms and Lenses

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    Pages 127-160

    Was Wrong Newton Bad Newton?

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    Pages 161-183

    Visual Photometry in the Early 19th Century: A “Good” Science with “Wrong” Measurements

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    Pages 185-208

    An Error within a Mistake?

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    Pages 209-228

    The Konopinski-Uhlenbeck Theory of β Decay: Its Proposal and Refutation

  12. Back Matter

    Pages 229-229