More Random Walks in Science

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Routledge, 22 lis 2017 - 224
More Random Walks in Science is an anthology of fascinating and frequently amusing anecdotes, quotations, illustrations, articles, and reviews that reflect the more lighthearted aspects of the scientific world and the less serious excursions of the scientific mind. The book is guaranteed to delight anyone who has a professional or amateur interest in science.
 

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Splitting the infinitive
1
Broken English
2
NPL haiku
5
Federalese
7
A note on the game of refereeing
8
Preparing scientific papers
14
Commandments for the writer of a dissertation
17
The Quatorze connection
20
The Einstein and the Eddington
103
Einsteins philosophy of science
105
Relativity
106
R W Woodimproviser
107
Schusters library
109
Captain DeKhotinsky
112
Apocryphal tales
115
The diabolical heating scheme of J C Maxwell
118

How to win arguments
21
The acceptance of a scientific idea
22
On the reading of scientific papers
23
The use of small dogs in physics teaching
24
Teaching
29
Teacher evaluation
30
Proclamation
31
Free thinking
32
A revised PhD comprehensive
34
Syllabus for a detective story written by a physics professor
35
Challenging experiments
36
Mission statements
37
The rank order on campus
38
The university hierarchywhos on top?
39
View from the bottom
40
On the problem of innovation
41
The Dreistein case
43
Sir Edward Victor Appletons Nobel Award 1947
49
Hypothesis
50
Finagles laws
51
Descent of man
54
Literacy in an age of technology
55
How to live with the Philistines
58
A Philistine asks for equal time
61
Brain drain
63
Pans pipes
65
Demon theory of friction
67
Naturalscience viva c 1890
69
Physics instructor
70
The Feynman lectures on physics
72
A lecture to a lady on Thornsons reflecting galvanometer
73
European atom
74
Error bars
76
The British high energy physics community
77
All Power to Particles
81
The future European harmonic pendulum
82
The fluttering spiralling flight of cyclotron evolution
87
E O Lawrence driver
92
Ten commandments of electrical safety
93
hv
94
Teatirne with Rutherford
95
Pauli in Heaven
97
Physikalisches Lied
98
Tracking the elusive quark
99
Spinorbit coupling
101
Reference frames
102
Proof by induction
119
Celsius vs McKie
120
mμan spticists lament
122
The King who kept his 0 C
123
Name for unit radian frequency
124
On the mathematics of committees boards and panels
125
The legal value of π
126
Science in double dactyls
128
Hymne to Hymen
130
Resolution of the paradox
133
a commentary
135
Could the earth run backward?
137
Twixt earth and sky with matterhorns
138
Astronomical funding
140
Planetoid for sale
141
The satellite question
142
Astronomical abberation
145
a modest proposal
146
Creation
149
stressing the astronauts
150
On the spot?
151
Cocking a Snootnik at Sputnik
153
A damsel in distress
154
Chemical history is shaped by a maker of wine bottles
155
To err is human
157
Professionalismto the end
162
Fellowshipmanship
163
Outline of evolution as dimly recalled from college education
167
Struthiomimus
168
The dinosaur
170
The dryrot of our academic biology
172
Name dropping
176
Pollution
177
Modelling the cat falling
178
The speed of the deer fly
180
a new look in fish genetics
182
Curve fitting
184
imitation of science
186
On being blinded with science
190
That thing will never work
197
Errors and myopia
198
Extracts from Modern Geography c1740
200
Continental drip
201
Sir Isaac Newton
203
Acknowledgments
204
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