## Zeno's Arrow Paradox

*Nick Huggett*

### in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

- Published in print:
- 2010
- Published Online:
- May 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780195379518
- eISBN:
- 9780199776559
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0003
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This pair of chapters discuss Zeno's paradoxes and some of their modern descendants: the ‘dichotomy’, the ‘arrow’, and the ‘supertasks’ of Thompson's lamp and Bernadete. These paradoxes arise from ... More

## Structure of Crystal, Bucket of Dust

*Peter Galison*

### in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691149042
- eISBN:
- 9781400842681
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0002
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter advances the idea that every mathematical argument tells a story by focusing on the biographies of two pioneers: American physicist John Archibald Wheeler and the Bourbaki collective of ... More

## Zeno's Paradoxes

*Nick Huggett*

### in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

- Published in print:
- 2010
- Published Online:
- May 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780195379518
- eISBN:
- 9780199776559
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0002
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This pair of chapters discuss Zeno's paradoxes and some of their modern descendants: the ‘dichotomy’, the ‘arrow’, and the ‘supertasks’ of Thompson's lamp and Bernadete. These paradoxes arise from ... More

## Writing a Pedagogical History of Mathematical Physics

### in Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- March 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780226873749
- eISBN:
- 9780226873763
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- University of Chicago Press
- DOI:
- 10.7208/chicago/9780226873763.003.0001
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Cambridge University for many years during the Victorian era was one of Europe's foremost training grounds in mathematical physics. From the cosmic sciences of celestial mechanics, thermodynamics, ... More

## Analysis and Stochastics of Growth Processes and Interface Models

*Peter Mörters, Roger Moser, Mathew Penrose, Hartmut Schwetlick, and Johannes Zimmer (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780199239252
- eISBN:
- 9780191716911
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239252.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Analysis

There has been a significant increase recently in activities on the interface between applied analysis and probability theory. With the potential of a combined approach to the study of various ... More

## Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics

*Andrew Warwick*

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- March 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780226873749
- eISBN:
- 9780226873763
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- University of Chicago Press
- DOI:
- 10.7208/chicago/9780226873763.001.0001
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When Isaac Newton published the Principia three centuries ago, only a few scholars were capable of understanding his conceptually demanding work. Yet this esoteric knowledge quickly became accessible ... More

## The Philosophy of Mathematical Practice

*Paolo Mancosu (ed.)*

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- February 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199296453
- eISBN:
- 9780191711961
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296453.001.0001
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Contemporary philosophy of mathematics offers us an embarrassment of riches. But anyone familiar with this area will be aware of the need for new approaches that will pay closer attention to ... More

## Fitting Facts to Equations

*Nancy Cartwright*

### in How the Laws of Physics Lie

- Published in print:
- 1983
- Published Online:
- November 2003
- ISBN:
- 9780198247043
- eISBN:
- 9780191597152
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/0198247044.003.0008
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Are things in the real world governed by the mathematical equations of fundamental theories in physics? If we take seriously the practice of fitting facts into equations, the answer should be no. To ... More

## A Revolutionary Science

### in When Physics Became King

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- March 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780226542010
- eISBN:
- 9780226542003
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- University of Chicago Press
- DOI:
- 10.7208/chicago/9780226542003.003.0002
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the rise of mathematical physics in revolutionary France at the beginning of the century and the emergence there of new analytical styles of reasoning about nature. Radical ... More

## Two Traditions: Mathematical Physics and Technical Mechanics

*David Bloor*

### in The Enigma of the Aerofoil: Rival Theories in Aerodynamics, 1909-1930

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- September 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780226060941
- eISBN:
- 9780226060934
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- University of Chicago Press
- DOI:
- 10.7208/chicago/9780226060934.003.0006
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents the reasons advanced against the circulation theory of lift proposed by non-engineers who worked in the British, and particularly the Cambridge, tradition of mathematical ... More