The History of Physics in Cuba

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ISBN: 978-94-017-8040-7 (Print) 978-94-017-8041-4 (Online)

Table of contents (34 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1

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      A Short Introduction to this Volume

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      Pages 9-50

      The Cuban “Exception”: The Development of an Advanced Scientific System in an Underdeveloped Country

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      Pages 51-54

      Cuba: A Short Critical Bibliographic Guide

  3. Historical Surveys

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      Pages 55-55

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      Pages 57-106

      The Teaching of Physics in Cuba from Colonial Times to 1959

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      Pages 107-113

      Mathematics and Physics in Cuba Before 1959: A Personal Recollection

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      Pages 115-234

      A Comprehensive Study of the Development of Physics in Cuba from 1959

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      Pages 235-245

      Accomplishments in Cuban Physics (up to 1995)

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      Pages 247-260

      Physics at the University of Oriente

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      Pages 261-268

      The Training of Physics Teachers in Cuba: A Historical Approach

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      Pages 269-276

      Can Universities Develop Advanced Technology and Solve Social Problems?

  4. Reflections from the Inside

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      Pages 277-277

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      Pages 279-284

      The Rise and Development of Physics in Cuba: An Interview with Hugo Pérez Rojas in May 2009

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      Pages 285-288

      An Interview with Professor Melquíades de Dios Leyva, December 2008

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      Pages 289-293

      Experimental Semiconductor Physics: The Will to Contribute to the Country’s Economic Development

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      Pages 295-300

      Cuban Techno-physical Experiments in Space

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      Pages 301-306

      Superconductivity in Cuba: Reaching the Frontline

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      Pages 307-313

      The Physics of Complex Systems in Cuba

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      Pages 315-322

      Magnetic Resonance Project 35-26-7: A Cuban Case of Engineering Physics and Biophysics

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      Pages 323-328

      Nanotechnologies in Cuba: Popularization and Training

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      Pages 329-338

      Physics Studies at the University of Havana

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      Pages 339-349

      Physics and Women: A Challenge Being Successfully Met in Cuba

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