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A Bridge between Conceptual Frameworks

Sciences, Society and Technology Studies

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  • Gives many local examples from different disciplines within engineering

  • Written by specialised historians of engineering

  • Provides a historical perspective on applied sciences

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: History of Mechanism and Machine Science (HMMS, volume 27)

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lvii
  2. Discovery of Electromagnetic Waves and Their Impact on Our Life-Style

    • Mario Calamia, Giorgio Franceschetti, Alessandro Mori
    Pages 69-84
  3. Tribology: A Historical Overview of the Relation Between Theory and Application

    • Javier Echávarri, Eduardo de la Guerra, Enrique Chacón
    Pages 135-154
  4. Engineering Creativity: An Essay on Epistemological Analysis

    • Elena Alexandrovna Gavrilina
    Pages 195-205
  5. Galileo’s “Technoscience”

    • Vitaly Gorokhov
    Pages 207-227
  6. Lazare Carnot and the Birth of Machines Science

    • Agamenon Rodrigues Eufrásio Oliveira
    Pages 367-383

About this book

This book analyzes scientific problems within the history of physics, engineering, chemistry, astronomy and medicine, correlated with technological applications in the social context. When and how is tension between disciplines explicitly practised? What is the conceptual bridge between science researches and the organization of technological researches in the development of  industrial applications? 

The authors explain various ways in which the sciences allowed advanced modelling on the one hand, and the development of new technological ideas on the other hand. An emphasis on the role played by mechanisms, production methods and instruments bestows a benefit on historical and scientific discourse: theories, institutions, universities, schools for engineers, social implications as well.

 Scholars from different traditions discuss the emerging style of thinking in methodology and, in theoretical perspective, aim to gather and re-evaluate the current thinking on this subject. It brings together contributions from leading experts in the field, and gives much-needed insight into the subject from a historical point of view. The volume composition makes for absorbing reading for historians, philosophers and scientists.

Keywords

  • History of Engineering
  • History of Mathematics
  • History of Physics
  • History of Science
  • Mechanism and Machine Science

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Physics, Lille 1 University Science and Technology, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

    Raffaele Pisano

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eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-017-9645-3
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)