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    A course treating ethical issues in physics.Marshall Thomsen - 2007 - Science and Engineering Ethics 13 (1):117-127.
    A course focusing on ethical issues in physics has been taught to undergraduate students at Eastern Michigan University since 1988. The course covers both responsible conduct of research and ethical issues associated with how physicists interact with the rest of society. Since most undergraduate physics majors will not have a career in academia, it is important that a course such as this address issues that will be relevant to physicists in a wide range of job situations. There is a wealth (...)
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    The effectiveness of the erratum in avoiding error propagation in physics.Marshall Thomsen & D. Resnik - 1995 - Science and Engineering Ethics 1 (3):231-240.
    The propagation of errors in physics research is studied, with particular attention being paid to the effectiveness of the erratum in avoiding error propagation. We study the citation history of 17 physics papers which have significant errata associated with them. It would appear that the existence of an erratum does not significantly decrease the frequency with which a paper is cited and in most cases the erratum isnot cited along with the original paper. The authors comment on implications for the (...)
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    Should physics students take a course in ethics?—Physicists respond.Marshall Thomsen - 1998 - Science and Engineering Ethics 4 (4):473-486.
    A survey was conducted of a subset of the physics community in order to gain insight into attitudes towards integrating ethics into the physics curriculum. The results indicated significant support among some groups for such an integration yet also revealed significant barriers to this process. Respondents were also asked to suggest topics which should be covered under the heading of ethical issues in physics. The great variety of results indicates both that there are many issues worth investigating and that many (...)
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    The ground state of XY chains with nearest and next-nearest neighbour interactions.Marshall Thomsen - 2012 - Philosophical Magazine 92 (1-3):160-167.
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