ERIC Number: EJ547141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
The Emergence of a Root Metaphor in Modern Physics: Max Planck's "Quantum" Metaphor.
Johnson-Sheehan, Richard D.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v27 n2 p177-90 1997
Uses metaphorical analysis to determine whether or not Max Planck invented the quantum postulate. Demonstrates how metaphorical analysis can be used to analyze the rhetoric of revolutionary texts in science. Concludes that, in his original 1900 quantum paper, Planck considered the quantum postulate to be important, but not revolutionary. (PA)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A