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  1. Atom's Empirical Eve: Methodological Disputes and How to Evaluate Them.Peter Achinstein - 2007 - Perspectives on Science 15 (3):359-390.
    : This paper examines the debate in the late 19th and early 20th centuries over the acceptability of atomic and molecular physics. It focuses on three prominent figures: Maxwell, who defended atomic physics, Ostwald, who initially rejected it but changed his mind as a result of experiments by Thomson and Perrin, and Duhem, who never accepted it. Each scientist defended the position he did in the light of strongly held methodological views concerning empirical evidence. The paper critically evaluates each of (...)
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  2. Número En Curso Logo Atom.Respuesta Al Comentario de Morales & Juan Diego - 2011 - Ideas Y Valores 60 (146):216-219.
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  3. The Bootstrap From the Perspective of Formal Logic.A. D. Allen - 1973 - Foundations of Physics 3 (4):473-475.
    The rules of formal logic favor the bootstrap over the fundamentalist interpretation of hadronic constituents.
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  4. The Atomic Components Of. Anderson Jr & C. Lcbiere - forthcoming - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy.
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  5. Ot Logicheskikh Atomov K Fizicheskim Zakonam.Grant Babkenovich Arakeli͡an - 2007 - Izd-Vo. "Lusanbat͡s".
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  6. Klaus Fuchs, Atom Spy. [REVIEW]Lawrence Badash - 1989 - British Journal for the History of Science 22 (2):247-248.
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  7. The Cult of the Atom: The Secret Papers of the Atomic Energy CommissionDaniel Ford.Lawrence Badash - 1983 - Isis 74 (4):622-623.
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  8. Atomic Modeling in the Early 20th Century: 1904-1913.Charles Baily - unknown
    The early years of the 20th century was a time when great strides were made in understanding the nature of atoms, which had been theretofore thought of as indivisible components of matter, with no internal structure. The laws of physics as they were then known were inadequate in accounting for a mounting number of mysteries, including: the periodicity of the known elements, the discrete character of atomic spectra, the origin of atomic radiation, and the large-angle scattering of radiation by matter. (...)
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  9. The Atom of Mental Energy.Annie C. Bill - 1928
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  10. Essays 1958-1962 on Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge.Niels Bohr - 1963 - Ox Bow Press.
    Quantum physics and philosophy--causality and complementarity -- The unit of human knowledge -- The connection between the sciences -- Light and life revisited -- The Rutherford memorial lecture 1958 -- The genesis of quantum mechanics -- The Solvay meetings and the development of quantum physics.
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  11. Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge.Niels Bohr - 1958 - New York: Wiley.
    These articles and speeches by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist date from 1934 to 1958. Rather than expositions on quantum physics, the papers are philosophical in nature, exploring the relevance of atomic physics to many areas of human endeavor. Includes an essay in which Bohr and Einstein discuss quantum and_wave equation theories. 1961 edition.
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  12. Essays 1932-1957 on Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge.Niels Bohr - 1958 - Ox Bow Press.
    Introduction -- Light and life -- Biology and atomic physics -- Natural philosophy and human cultures -- Discussion with Einstein on epistemological problems in atomic physics -- Unity of knowledge -- Atoms and human knowledge -- Physical science and the problem of life.
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  13. On the Necessity of Atomic Theories in Physics.Ludwig Boltzmann - 1901 - The Monist 12 (1):65-79.
  14. Atomic Physics.Max Born - 1969 - Blackie // Son.
    For this eighth edition he also wrote a new chapter on the quantum theory of solids.
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  15. The Atom and the Way.Maurice Browne - 1946 - London: V. Gollancz.
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  16. Fermi Inhibition in Inhomogeneous Atomic Gases.Th Busch, J. I. Cirac, J. R. Anglin & P. Zoller - 1999 - Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 7:235-237.
    Cooling a sample of atoms into their center—of—mass ground state leads to systems which can be described with the help of so called macroscopic wave-functions. These samples then provide a clean and highly controllable environment to perform tests on fundamental questions arising from the basis of quantum mechanics. We consider a cold thermal cloud of harmonically trapped, two-level, fermionic atoms, in the internal ground state, whose number and motional states are described by a grand canonical ensemble. We then add one (...)
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  17. Número En Curso Logo Atom.María Luciana Cadahia - 2011 - Logos 44:165 - 188.
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  18. The Peculiar Notion of Exchange Forces--I: Origins in Quantum Mechanics, 1926-1928.C. Carson - 1996 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 27 (1):23-45.
  19. Defending the Indispensability Argument: Atoms, Infinity and the Continuum.Eduardo Castro - 2013 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 44 (1):41-61.
    This paper defends the Quine-Putnam mathematical indispensability argument against two objections raised by Penelope Maddy. The objections concern scientific practices regarding the development of the atomic theory and the role of applied mathematics in the continuum and infinity. I present two alternative accounts by Stephen Brush and Alan Chalmers on the atomic theory. I argue that these two theories are consistent with Quine’s theory of scientific confirmation. I advance some novel versions of the indispensability argument. I argue that these new (...)
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  20. Marco Ciardi (Ed.), Amedeo Avogadro, Saggi E Memorie Sulla Teoria Atomica (1811-1838).L. Cerruti - 1999 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 21 (2):228-228.
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  21. Retracing the Ancient Steps to Atomic Theory.Alan Chalmers - 1998 - Science and Education 7 (1):69-84.
  22. Historical Teaching of Atomic and Molecular Structure.José Antonio Chamizo & Andoni Garritz - 2014 - In Michael R. Matthews (ed.), International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching. Springer. pp. 343-374.
    Besides the presentation and conclusions, the chapter is divided into two equally important sections. The first one describes the modern development of atomic and molecular structure, emphasising some of the philosophical problems that have been taken, and those that have to be faced in its understanding. The second discusses the alternative conceptions and difficulties of students of different educational levels and also the different approaches to its historical or philosophical teaching. Finally, we recognise the necessity for science teachers to assume (...)
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  23. The Nature of the Atom.G. K. T. Conn, A. G. Ward & W. B. Mann - 1940 - Philosophy of Science 7 (3):387-388.
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  24. The Atom Laser.John Cramer - unknown
    The words "atom laser" appearing in a science fiction magazine conjure up visions of death rays and space battles. The real device is rather different in its implications and ultimately is much less likely to be a weapon than a tool for probing the innermost secrets of Nature. Therefore, let's begin by reviewing some basic facts about quantum statistics and the ground rules for the operation of lasers.
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  25. Número En Curso Logo Atom.Nelson J. Cuchumbé - 2010 - Ideas Y Valores 59 (143):33-49.
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  26. Número En Curso Logo Atom.López de Lizaga & José Luis - 2012 - Dianoia [Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México] 57 (68):113 - 140.
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  27. Born Reciprocity and the 1/R Potential.R. Delbourgo & D. Lashmar - 2008 - Foundations of Physics 38 (11):995-1010.
    Many structures in nature are invariant under the transformation pair, (p,r)→(b r,−p/b), where b is some scale factor. Born’s reciprocity hypothesis affirms that this invariance extends to the entire Hamiltonian and equations of motion. We investigate this idea for atomic physics and galactic motion, where one is basically dealing with a 1/r potential and the observations are very accurate, so as to determine the scale b≡mΩ. We find that an Ω∼1.5×10−15 s−1 has essentially no effect on atomic physics but might (...)
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  28. Majorana and the Quasi-Stationary States in Nuclear Physics.E. Di Grezia & S. Esposito - 2008 - Foundations of Physics 38 (3):228-240.
    A complete theoretical model describing artificial disintegration of nuclei by bombardment with α-particles, developed by Majorana as early as 1930, is discussed in detail jointly with the basic experimental evidences that motivated it. By following the quantum dynamics of a state resulting from the superposition of a discrete state with a continuum one, whose interaction is described by a given potential term, Majorana obtained (among the other predictions) the explicit expression for the integrated cross section of the nuclear process, which (...)
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  29. Fermi, Majorana and the Statistical Model of Atoms.E. Di Grezia & S. Esposito - 2004 - Foundations of Physics 34 (9):1431-1450.
    We give an account of the appearance and first developments of the statistical model of atoms proposed by Thomas and Fermi, focusing on the main results achieved by Fermi and his group in Rome. Particular attention is addressed to the unknown contribution to this subject by Majorana, anticipating some important results reached later by leading physicists.
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  30. On Observing the Absence of an Atom.R. H. Dicke - 1986 - Foundations of Physics 16 (2):107-113.
    An atom is confined to a box in its ground state. An attempt is made to observe it in the left half of the box by scattering photons out of a photon wave packet passing through this half of the box. If no photons are scattered, the atom is missing. It is located on the right side of the box and its wave function is changed. The expectation value of the combined atom and photon energy is increased. For the other (...)
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  31. Atoms for Peace and War, 1953-1961: Eisenhower and the Atomic Energy CommissionRichard G. Hewlett Jack M. Holl.A. Hunter Dupree - 1991 - Isis 82 (2):399-399.
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  32. Número En Curso Logo Atom.Félix Duque & P. Juliana Gómez - 2009 - Logos 42:61 - 71.
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  33. Alan Chalmers: The Scientist's Atom and the Philosopher's Stone: How Science Succeeded and Philosophy Failed to Gain Knowledge of Atoms.Joseph Earley - 2011 - Foundations of Chemistry 13 (1):79-83.
  34. Atomic Discourse Inthe Feynman Lectures on Physics.David A. Edwards - 1985 - Synthese 65 (3):445 - 480.
    We examine the compromises that are actually made in modern scientific discourse concerning atoms. We conclude that even the ideals of clarity and consistency can be legitimately compromised in order to obtain other advantages.
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  35. Majorana Solutions to the Two-Electron Problem.S. Esposito & A. Naddeo - 2012 - Foundations of Physics 42 (12):1586-1608.
    The two-electron atom is the simplest nontrivial quantum system not amenable to exact solutions. Today, its relevance in the development of quantum mechanics and its pedagogical value within the realm of atomic physics are widely recognized. In this work, an historical review of the known different methods and results devised to study such a problem is presented, with an emphasis to the calculations of the ground state energy of helium. Then we discuss several, related, unpublished results obtained around the same (...)
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  36. Atoms and Elements. [REVIEW]W. V. Farrar - 1968 - British Journal for the History of Science 4 (2):182-183.
  37. The Atomic Debates. [REVIEW]W. V. Farrar - 1967 - British Journal for the History of Science 3 (4):405-406.
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  38. The Evolution of the Atomic Theory. [REVIEW]Nicholas Fisher - 1974 - British Journal for the History of Science 7 (3):288-289.
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  39. The Doublet Riddle and Atomic Physics Circa 1924.Paul Forman - 1968 - Isis 59 (2):156-174.
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  40. Scientific Explanation and Atomic Physics.Allan Franklin - 1982
  41. The Atomic Self.G. S. Fullerton - 1902 - Philosophical Review 11:528.
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  42. The Case Against the Nuclear Atom. [REVIEW]S. M. G. - 1964 - Review of Metaphysics 18 (1):178-178.
  43. Número En Curso Logo Atom.Carlos García & Diego José - 2011 - Ideas Y Valores 60 (147):25-50.
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  44. The Atom in the History of Human ThoughtBernard Pullman Axel Reisinger.Arthur Greenberg - 1999 - Isis 90 (3):575-576.
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  45. A New Concept of the Atomic System.John Griffiths - 1947 - [Ansonia, Conn..
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  46. The World of Atoms.Gerald F. Hutchinson - 1939 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):148-149.
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  47. From Atom to Eve.Leon O. Jacobson - 1981 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 24 (2):195-216.
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  48. An Alternative Formulation for the Analysis and Interpretation of the Dirac Hydrogen Atom.J. Josephson - 1980 - Foundations of Physics 10 (3-4):243-266.
    The second-order radial differential equations for the relativistic Dirac hydrogen atom are derived from the Dirac equation treated as a system of partial differential equations. The quantum operators which arise in the development are defined and interpreted as they appear. The splitting in the energy levels is computed by applying the theory of singularities for second-order differential equations to the Klein-Gordon and Dirac relativistic equations. In the Dirac radial equation additional terms appear containing a constant, which is shown to be (...)
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  49. The Philosophy of Matter in the Atomic Era. [REVIEW]P. F. K. - 1964 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (4):632-633.
  50. Group Theory and Orbital Fluctuations of the Hydrogen Atom.H. Kleinert - 1993 - Foundations of Physics 23 (5):769-807.
    We review some of the progress made in the past 27 years in understanding the group theoretic and path integral aspects of the hydrogen atom. The group theoretic development was triggered by A. O. Barut who suggested to me the search for a dynamical group larger than SO(4). In this way he became indirectly responsible also for important recent path integral developments.
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