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Unformatted text preview: Nov. 22 Determinism and I ts Discontents 1. The Great Unifiers Styles of reasoning (A.C. Crombie, Ian Hacking) Mathematical Postulation (example: Euclid) Constructing analogical models (ex. Mechanism) Order by comparison/ taxonomy (classification) Experimental exploration of relations (ex. Chem, Phys) H istorical Derivation of Development (ex. Geo, Bio) Statistical Analysis of Populations (ex. Error/ econ/ phys) Helmholtz- conservation of energy Maxwell- electromagnetic field Kelvin- Entropy “Heat death of the Universe” Maxwell’s equations Joseph HenrySamuel Morse- goes to Louvre and t ranforms language in to units, morse code People interested in covering distance across the Atlantic People are interested in electricity because the infrastructure of electricity a re being created Edison- laboratory of invention, lightbulbs 2. Transatlantic Applications 3. Thermodynamics 4. Statistics: From probability of observation to probabilistic phenomena ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2011 for the course HSOC hsoc001 taught by Professor Tresh during the Spring '10 term at UPenn.
- Spring '10