The Fascination of Groups.
University Press, pp. 596.
[QA171 Bud SCMS, ISBN 0-5210-8016-9]
Gibbs, W. Wayt.
Lost Science in the Third World.
Scientific American, pp. 92-99.
[QA1 SA SCBP, ISSN 0036-8733].
MEMO: Researcher in developin countries find that some of the most frustating problems they face are in the library, not the laboratory.
There is no question in my mind that there is some inherent
prejudice in the minds of some referees in the West about
authors from the Third World countries -- Rao.
Hawking, Stephen W.
A Brief History of Time.
Bantam Books, - ed., pp. 198.
[QB981 Haw CLMS/SCMS, ISBN 0-5530-5243-8]
- Someone told me that each equation I included in the book
would halve the sales.
- A good theory satisfies two requirements (p. 9):
it must accurately describe a large class of observations on
the basis of a model that contains only a few arbitrary elements,
it must make definite prediction about the results of future
- any physical theory is always provisional, in the sense that it
is only a hypothesis, you can never prove it. No matter how many
times the results of experiments agree with some theory,
you can never be sure that the next time the result will not
contradict the theory (p. 10).
- But, in order to get married, I needed a job, and in order
to get a job, I needed a Ph.D (p. 49).
- 4 force categories: gravitational, electomagnetic, weak nuclear,
strong nuclear (p. 70).
Stuewer, Roger S.
On Compton's Research Program.
In Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos (Cohen, R. S., Feyerabend, P. K., and Wartofsky, M. W editor),
D. Reidel Pub., pp. 617-633.
[Q175 Bsps 39 CLMS, ISBN 9-0277-0654-9].
MEMO: Where does all reviewer lords come from?
[...] the fact that roughly midway between the time Compton
deliver his quantum scattering paper at the meeting of the
American Physical Society on December 1 or 2, 1922, and the
time he sent it to The Physical Review for publication
on December 13, 1992, he also sent his total internal reflection
paper to The Philosophical Magazine for publication on
December 6, 1922 (p. 632).
[Comments] Gee, no web, no email, though it was then faster
than today (990225) !