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Intertheoretic Relations—Optics

Robert W. Batterman

in The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction, and Emergence

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146479
eISBN:
9780199833078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146476.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses limiting correspondence relations between the wave theory of light and the ray theory of light. The limit is singular and there is no reductive relation between the theories. ... More


Failures

Christopher Pincock

in Mathematics and Scientific Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199757107
eISBN:
9780199932313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757107.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A fair estimation of the ways in which mathematics helps with science should also consider the ways in which mathematics hurts science. This chapter argues that each of the positive contributions ... More


Catastrophe theory

Peter Petraitis

in Multiple Stable States in Natural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199569342
eISBN:
9780191810084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569342.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on the Catastrophe Theory, particularly its standpoint in the well-known conventional views of multiple stable states. It discusses why the theory has been widely used by ... More


A Catastrophe in my Research Portfolio

Abraham Tesser

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Abraham Tesser describes his most underappreciated work: a study on catastrophe theory. His research examined the conflict between internal dispositions and social constraints through the lens of ... More


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