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Radio Communications, Education, Manufacturing, and Innovation in the Australian Radio Industry

Aitor Anduaga

in Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses the complex effects that the Empire, industry, and education had on radio development. Like Canada and New Zealand, Australia had a strong political interest in promoting radio ... More


Organizing Radio Research in New Zealand

Aitor Anduaga

in Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Like Australia and Canada, New Zealand tried to emulate a similar model of research organization from Britain, the ‘mother country’. But the newly formed DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial ... More


Competing Theories

Massimiliano Di Ventra

in The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825623
eISBN:
9780191864605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825623.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses how to distinguish between two (or more) theories based on different hypotheses and leading to either the same predictions or different ones. It also introduces some of the ... More


Theory

Massimiliano Di Ventra

in The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825623
eISBN:
9780191864605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825623.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses the role of a theory: to describe (preferably mathematically) observations and to make new predictions that are testable. Theories, as the hypotheses they build upon, are not ... More


Holograms and Progress

Sean F. Johnston

in Holograms: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198712763
eISBN:
9780191781131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712763.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

While Chapter 5 explained how holograms evoked the ancient cultural appeals of mystery and magic, this chapter traces popular attraction to forecasts of the future. Holograms exemplified the power of ... More


Epitome of the Realist Interpretation: The Parabolic Model

Aitor Anduaga

in Geophysics, Realism, and Industry: How Commercial Interests Shaped Geophysical Conceptions, 1900–1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755159
eISBN:
9780191816529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755159.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 3 offers a social analysis of how a commercial and military environment nourished maintenance of the realist interpretation of the upper atmosphere. It argues that, although the visual ... More


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