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ERIC Number: EJ924846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Models, Their Application, and Scientific Anticipation: Ludwig Boltzmann's Work as Tacit Knowing
Schmitt, Richard Henry
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v31 n3 p200-205 Jun 2011
Ludwig Boltzmann's work in theoretical physics exhibits an approach to the construction of theory that he transmitted to the succeeding generation by example. It involved the construction of clear models, allowed more than one, and was not based solely on the existing facts, with the intent of examining and criticizing the assumptions that made each model work. This tacit program influenced physicists like Ehrenfest and Einstein and the philosopher Wittgenstein, suggesting ways that they used to make further advances. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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