Search results: Found 2

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by
Visual Representations in Science

Author:
Book Series: History and Philosophy of Technoscience ISBN: 9781138089938 Year: Pages: 372 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2018-07-21 11:01:03

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Visual representations (photographs, diagrams, etc.) play crucial roles in scientific processes. They help, for example, to communicate research results and hypotheses to scientific peers as well as to the lay audience. In genuine research activities they are used as evidence or as surrogates for research objects which are otherwise cognitively inaccessible. Despite their important functional roles in scientific practices, philosophers of science have more or less neglected visual representations in their analyses of epistemic methods and tools of reasoning in science. This book is meant to fill this gap. It presents a detailed investigation into central conceptual issues and into the epistemology of visual representations in science.

Cosmic Rays

Author:
ISBN: 9781789235920 9781789235937 Year: Pages: 172 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72533 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Geophysics and Geomagnetism
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:51

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Measurements in present experiments have dramatically advanced our understanding of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays. The suppression of the flux at the highest energies is now confirmed without any doubt, and strong limits have been placed on the photon and neutrino components. There are indications for a small, large-scale anisotropy both below and above the energy of the angle and for a correlation on smaller angular scales at E > 5.5*1019 eV. Around 3*1018 eV, there is a distinct change of slope with energy, and the shower-to-shower variance decreases. Interpreted with the leading LHC-tuned shower models, this implies a gradual shift to a heavier composition, and a number of fundamentally different astrophysical model scenarios have been developed to describe this evolution.

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by
Narrow your search

Publisher

IntechOpen (1)

Taylor & Francis (1)


License

Taylor & Francis (1)

unknown (1)


Language

english (2)


Year
From To Submit

2018 (2)