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By Raffaele Pisano

ISBN-10: 9401796440

ISBN-13: 9789401796446

ISBN-10: 9401796459

ISBN-13: 9789401796453

This e-book analyzes scientificproblems in the background of physics, engineering, chemistry, astronomy and drugs, correlated with technological purposes within the social context. whilst and the way is rigidity among disciplines explicitly practised? what's the conceptual bridge among technology researches and the association of technological researches within the improvement of commercial applications?

The authors clarify a variety of ways that the sciences allowed complicated modelling at the one hand, and the improvement of latest technological rules however. An emphasis at the function performed by means of mechanisms, creation tools and tools bestows a gain on historic and medical discourse: theories, associations, universities, faculties for engineers, social implications as well.

Scholars from varied traditions talk about the emergency variety of pondering in technique and, in theoretical viewpoint, objective to assemble and reconsider the present considering in this topic. It brings jointly contributions from prime specialists within the box, and offers much-needed perception into the topic from a historic viewpoint. the quantity composition makes for soaking up analyzing for historians, philosophers and scientists.

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43 Longuet-Higgins (1984). Prologue xxxv Conclusion In order to create a better, wiser world, we need to learn how to do it. That in turn requires that our institutions of learning, our schools and universities, are welldesigned, rationally designed and devoted for the task. At present they are not. It is this that is in part responsible for our global problems and our current incapacity to tackle them effectively. We urgently need to bring about a revolution in universities around the world so that they become devoted to seeking and promoting wisdom— helping humanity create a better world.

A point of view is presented by Bertrand Bocquet (France). His review concerns the relationship between scientific research as large international activities and individual researchers both inhabiting an economic-technological World. His standpoint deals with participative research as a new possible paradigm of the knowledge society promoted by the European Community. xlvi Introduction Finally, scientific problems within history of physics, engineering, chemistry, astronomy and medicine correlated with technological applications in the social context are analyzed.

For physical Descartesian and Newtonian sciences) was not developed in a vacuum, but it moves within a set of ideas, foundational principles, or axiomatic evidence. The general purpose of the book you are now reading is to analyse historical problems related to the use of physics, mathematics and geometry in applied sciences, to be covered by a series of invited speakers. A main question is: When and why did the tension between mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and astronomy, give rise to a new scientific discipline, as well as to modern technologies?

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