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History and Philosophy of Science

Guide to resources for the history and philosophy of science, especially rare books in the FSU Special Collections & Archives

Primary Sources

Finding Aids at FSU

Finding aids are tools that help a user find information in a specific record group, collection, or series of archival materials. Examples of finding aids include published and unpublished inventories, container and folder lists, card catalogs, calendars, indexes, registers, and institutional guides. The finding aid below connects to archival documents in FSU's collection. 

Florida State University Supercomputer Computational Research Institute  (SCRI) Records (MSS 2004-011): this collection collection includes documents pertaining to supercomputer research and use created by FSU SCRI. The SCRI was founded in 1984 and attracted interdisciplinary collaborators from fields such as computational science, physics, chemistry, and mathematics, among others. 

External Resources

MacTutor: a free online resource containing biographies of more than 3000 mathematicians as well as other essays and supporting materials 

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: includes scholarly articles published by the Royal Society on mathematical, physical and engineering sciences.

Science and Mathematics at the National Museum of American History: a collection of objects pertaining to the history of mathematics and science including instruments of measurement as well as models demonstrating mathematical principles. 

Newton Papers: A digital collection of the papers of Isaac Newton (1642-1727) including his early papers, college notebooks, and an annotated copy of his book, the Principia. 

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