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  1. Number and Measure: Hermann von Helmholtz at the Crossroads of Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.Olivier Darrigol - 2003 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 34 (3):515-573.
    In 1887 Helmholtz discussed the foundations of measurement in science as a last contribution to his philosophy of knowledge. This essay borrowed from earlier debates on the foundations of mathematics, on the possibility of quantitative psychology, and on the meaning of temperature measurement. Late nineteenth-century scrutinisers of the foundations of mathematics made little of Helmholtz’s essay. Yet it inspired two mathematicians with an eye on physics, and a few philosopher-physicists. The aim of the present paper is to situate Helmholtz’s contribution (...)
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    A History of Optics From Greek Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century.Olivier Darrigol - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    This book is a long-term history of optics, from early Greek theories of vision to the nineteenth-century victory of the wave theory of light. It is a clear and richly illustrated synthesis of a large amount of literature, and a reliable and efficient guide for anyone who wishes to enter this domain.
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    Physics and Necessity: Rationalist Pursuits From the Cartesian Past to the Quantum Present.Olivier Darrigol - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    This book recounts a few ingenious attempts to derive physical theories by reason only, beginning with Descartes' geometric construction of the world, and finishing with recent derivations of quantum mechanics from natural axioms.
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    The Modular Structure of Physical Theories.Olivier Darrigol - 2008 - Synthese 162 (2):195 - 223.
    Any advanced theory of physics contains modules defined as essential components that are themselves theories with different domains of application. Different kinds of modules can be distinguished according to the way in which they fit in the symbolic and interpretive apparatus of a theory. The number and kind of the modules of a given theory vary as the theory evolves in time. The relative stability of modules and the variability of their insertion in other theories play a vital role in (...)
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    Mesh and Measure in Early General Relativity.Olivier Darrigol - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 52 (Part B):163-187.
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    Deducing Newton’s Second Law From Relativity Principles: A Forgotten History.Olivier Darrigol - 2020 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 74 (1):1-43.
    In French mechanical treatises of the nineteenth century, Newton’s second law of motion was frequently derived from a relativity principle. The origin of this trend is found in ingenious arguments by Huygens and Laplace, with intermediate contributions by Euler and d’Alembert. The derivations initially relied on Galilean relativity and impulsive forces. After Bélanger’s Cours de mécanique of 1847, they employed continuous forces and a stronger relativity with respect to any commonly impressed motion. The name “principle of relative motions” and the (...)
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    Constitutive principles versus comprehensibility conditions in post-Kantian physics.Olivier Darrigol - 2020 - Synthese 197 (10):4571-4616.
    The relativistic revolution led to varieties of neo-Kantianism in which constitutive principles define the object of scientific knowledge in a domain-dependent and historically mutable manner. These principles are a priori insofar as they are necessary premises for the formulation of empirical laws in a given domain, but they lack the self-evidence of Kant’s a priori and they cannot be identified without prior knowledge of the theory they purport to frame. In contrast, the rationalist endeavors of a few masters of theoretical (...)
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    Henri Poincare's Criticism of Fin de Siecle Electrodynamics.Olivier Darrigol - 1995 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 26 (1):1-44.
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    The Mystery of the Einstein–Poincaré Connection.Olivier Darrigol - 2004 - Isis 95:614-626.
    This essay discusses attempts that have been made to explain the striking similarities between two theories propounded in 1905 by Albert Einstein and Henri Poincaré without any mutual reference.
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    The Quantum Electrodynamical Analogy in Early Nuclear Theory or The Roots of Yukawa's Theory.Olivier Darrigol - 1988 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 41 (3):225-297.
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    Cohérence et complétude de la mécanique quantique: l'exemple de «Bohr-Rosenfeld».Olivier Darrigol - 1991 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 44 (2):137-179.
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    The Analogy Between Light and Sound in the History of Optics From the Ancient Greeks to Isaac Newton. Part 1.Olivier Darrigol - 2010 - Centaurus 52 (2):117-155.
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    The Mystery of the Einstein–Poincaré Connection.Olivier Darrigol - 2004 - Isis 95 (4):614-626.
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    Henri Poincaré's Criticism of Fin De Siècle Electrodynamics.Olivier Darrigol - 1995 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 26 (1):1-44.
  15. A Simplified Genesis of Quantum Mechanics.Olivier Darrigol - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 40 (2):151-166.
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    A Helmholtzian Approach To Space And Time.Olivier Darrigol - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (3):528-542.
    A slight modification of Helmholtz’s metrical approach to the foundations of geometry leads to the locally Euclidian character of space without restriction of the curvature. A bolder generalization involving time measurement leads to the locally Minkowskian character of spacetime. Some philosophical consequences of these results are drawn.Keywords: Hermann Helmholtz; Space; Time; Spacetime.
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    The Analogy Between Light and Sound in the History of Optics From the Ancient Greeks to Isaac Newton. Part 2†.Olivier Darrigol - 2010 - Centaurus 52 (3):206-257.
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    The Historians' Disagreements Over the Meaning of Planck's Quantum.Olivier Darrigol - 2001 - Centaurus 43 (3-4):219-239.
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    On the Necessary Truth of the Laws of Classical Mechanics.Olivier Darrigol - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (4):757-800.
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    On the Necessary Truth of the Laws of Classical Mechanics.Olivier Darrigol - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (4):757-800.
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    A Simplified Genesis of Quantum Mechanics.Olivier Darrigol - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 40 (2):151-166.
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    The Spirited Horse, the Engineer, and the Mathematician: Water Waves in Nineteenth-Century Hydrodynamics.Olivier Darrigol - 2003 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 58 (1):21-95.
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    Empirical Challenges and Concept Formation in the History of Hydrodynamics.Olivier Darrigol - 2008 - Centaurus 50 (3):214-232.
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    The Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies From Faraday to Hertz.Olivier Darrigol - 1993 - Centaurus 36 (3):245-360.
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    Histoires de pratiques, pratiques de l'histoire/Histories of practices, practices of history.Olivier Darrigol - 1997 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 50 (1):195-206.
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  26. Erwin Schrödinger Philosophy and the Birth of Quantum Mechanics.Michel Bitbol, Olivier Darrigol & Institut Autrichien de Paris - 1992
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    Association Henri Poincaré Pour L’Histoire Et la Philosophie des Mathématiques Et de la Physique Modernes.Michel Blay, Jean-Luc Chabert, Karine Chemla, Catherine Chevalley, Thierry Coulhon, Amy Dahan, Olivier Darrigol, Dominique Pestre & Hourya Sinaceur - 1990 - Revue de Synthèse 111 (1-2):223-224.
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    Aux confins de l'électrodynamique maxwellienne: Ions et électrons en 1897/The limits of Maxwellian electrodynamics: Ions and electrons in 1897. [REVIEW]Olivier Darrigol - 1998 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 51 (1):5-34.
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    A Faradayan Principle for Selecting Classical Field Theories.Olivier Darrigol - 2007 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 21 (1):35 – 55.
    Faraday's field concept presupposes that field stresses should share the axial symmetry of the lines of force. In the present article, the field dynamics is similarly required to depend only on field properties that can be tested through the motion of test-particles. Precise expressions of this 'Faradayan' principle in field-theoretical language are shown to severely restrict the form of classical field theories. In particular, static forces must obey the inverse square law in a linear approximation. Within a Minkowskian and Lagrangian (...)
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    A. J. Kox . The Scientific Correspondence of H. A. Lorentz. Volume 1. Xxiv + 777 Pp., Bibl., Index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2009. €243 . ISBN 9780387779393.A. J. Kox . The Scientific Correspondence of H. A. Lorentz. Volume 2: The Dutch Correspondents. Xx + 867 Pp., Bibl., Index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018. €149 . ISBN. 9783319903286. [REVIEW]Olivier Darrigol - 2019 - Isis 110 (4):843-844.
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    Baconian Bees in the Electromagnetic Fields: Experimenter-Theorists in Nineteenth-Century Electrodynamics.Olivier Darrigol - 1999 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 30 (3):307-345.
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    Baconian Bees in the Electromagnetic Fields: Experimenter-Theorists In Nineteenth-Century Electrodynamics.Olivier Darrigol - 1999 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 30 (3):307-345.
  33. Book Review. [REVIEW]Olivier Darrigol - 1987 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 40 (1):139-140.
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  34. Documents-Critical Review. Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics by Peter Galison.Olivier Darrigol - 2001 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 54 (2):255-260.
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    Frames and Stresses in Einstein's Quest for a Generalized Theory of Relativity.Olivier Darrigol - 2019 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 68:126-157.
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    Fora Philosophy of Hydro Dynamics.Olivier Darrigol - 2013 - In Robert Batterman (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics. Oup Usa. pp. 12.
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    Helmholtz's Electrodynamics and the Comprehensibility of Nature.Olivier Darrigol - 1994 - In Lorenz Krüger (ed.), Universalgenie Helmholtz. Rückblick Nach 100 Jahren. Akademie Verlag. pp. 216-242.
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    Helge Kragh. Ludvig Lorenz: A Nineteenth‐Century Theoretical Physicist. Copenhagen, Denmark: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2018, 280 Pp. ISBN 9788773044179. [REVIEW]Olivier Darrigol - 2019 - Centaurus 61 (4):448-449.
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    La complémentarité comme argument d'autorité (1927-1934).Olivier Darrigol - 1985 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 38 (3):309-323.
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    Revue Critique. Sur l'Ouvrage de Peter Galison, Image and Logic : A Material Culture of Microphysics / Critical Review. Image and Logic : A Material Culture of Microphysics by Peter Galison. [REVIEW]Olivier Darrigol - 2001 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 54 (2):255-260.
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    Sandro Petruccioli, Atomi metafore paradossi: Niels Bohr e la costruzione di una nuovafisica.Olivier Darrigol - 1990 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 43 (4):490-492.
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    Suman Seth, Crafting the Quantum: Arnold Sommerfeld and the Practice of Theory, 1890–1926. Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press, 2010. Pp. Vii+378. ISBN 978-0-262-01373-4. £23.95. [REVIEW]Olivier Darrigol - 2011 - British Journal for the History of Science 44 (1):143-144.
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    ‘Shut Up and Contemplate!’: Lucien Hardy׳s Reasonable Axioms for Quantum Theory.Olivier Darrigol - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 52 (Part B):328-342.
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    The Acoustic Origins of Harmonic Analysis.Olivier Darrigol - 2007 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 61 (4):343-424.
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    The Collected Works of P. A. M. Dirac: 1924-1948 by P. A. M. Dirac; R. H. Dalitz. [REVIEW]Olivier Darrigol - 1996 - Isis 87:747-747.
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    The Collected Works of P. A. M. Dirac: 1924-1948. P. A. M. Dirac, R. H. Dalitz.Olivier Darrigol - 1996 - Isis 87 (4):747-747.
  47. The Limits of Maxwellian Electrodynamics: Ions and Electrons in 1897.Olivier Darrigol - 1998 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 51 (1):5-34.
     
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    Ulrich Röseberg, Niels Bohr, 1885-1962; Leben und Werk eines Atomphysikers.Olivier Darrigol - 1987 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 40 (1):139-140.
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  49. Worlds of Flow: A History of Hydrodynamics From the Bernoullis to Prandtl.Olivier Darrigol - 2005 - Oxford University Press UK.
    The first of its kind, this book is an in-depth history of hydrodynamics from its eighteenth-century foundations to its first major successes in twentieth-century hydraulics and aeronautics. It documents the foundational role of fluid mechanics in developing a new mathematical physics. It gives full and clear accounts of the conceptual breakthroughs of physicists and engineers who tried to meet challenges in the practical worlds of hydraulics, navigation, blood circulation, meteorology, and aeronautics, and it shows how hydrodynamics at last began to (...)
     
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