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Experimentation in Physics


This chapter presents the different purposes of observation and experiment in physics using examples that allow us to grasp the historical transformations linked to the development of instrumentation. We cover both the observational and experimental aspects of this discipline, which range from astronomy and astrophysics to nuclear and particle physics, including optics and solid-state physics.


Gingras, Y. (2024). Experimentation in Physics. Dans C. Allamel-Raffin, J.-L. Gangloff et Y. Gingras (dir.), Experimentation in the Sciences: Comparative and Long-Term Historical Research on Experimental Practice (p. 9-19). Cham : Springer Nature Switzerland

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