The Goldilocks principle

Johnston, S.F. (1990) The Goldilocks principle. Physics World, 3, p. 76.

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Physics as a discipline co-exists with other, related disciplines. This article argues that it occupies a 'Goldilocks position' between mathematics and engineering, adopting distinct criteria of rigour and relevance.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Physics, mathematics, engineering, profession, discipline, sociology, sociology of science, scientific practice
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Sean
Authors: Johnston, S.F.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Physics World

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