Albright, Carl H.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Physics
Weak interactions (Nuclear physics)
We analyze the history of weak interactions tracing the developments from Fermi's B-decay through the unification of weak and electromagnetic interactions of the Weinberg-Salam SU(2) x U(l) model. As it is our contention that the philosophy and history of science be necessarily technical, we concentrate on both the mathematic and conceptual evolution of weak interaction theory. After demonstrating that the recent methodologies of Kuhn and Lakatos are not useful by themselves in the history of science, we modify them and present our own methodology. We justify our methodology by analyzing our historical and mathematical account according to this new methodology.
Brock, Raymond L., "The physical and historical analysis of weak interactions, 1934-1972" (1975). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6074.
vi, 161 pages
Northern Illinois University
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