experimentalism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n experimentalism an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
    • n experimentalism an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation "the children of psychologists are often raised in an atmosphere of experimentalism"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: EPCOT stands for "Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow."
    • n experimentalism That philosophy which regards observation of fact as affording the only assurance of positive truth, as distinguished from mere mathematical truth; the philosophy which was naturally developed out of the prosecution of the experimental sciences; the school of English philosophy of Locke, Berkeley, Hartley, the Mills, and others, together with Hume.
    • n experimentalism Experimental research in some branch of science.
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Quotations

  • Orson Welles
    Orson%20Welles
    “Hollywood is the only industry, even taking in soup companies, which does not have laboratories for the purpose of experimentation.”
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.”
  • John Jay Chapman
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    “All progress is experimental.”

Usage

In literature:

Experimental inoculation, symptoms of disease.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Experimental work of the Naval Air Service.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Number 24 wire will be found a good size for experimental purposes.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
Sociology seems now, however, in a way to become, in some fashion or other, an experimental science.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Boyle was a great experimenter, a worthy follower of Dr. Gilbert.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
It is therefore experimental work, and I cannot take her money for an experiment.
"The Goat-gland Transplantation" by Sydney B. Flower
Experimentally, ether waves of all lengths are found to have a velocity of 186,000 miles in a second.
"The Machinery of the Universe" by Amos Emerson Dolbear
On account of this alone no small interest will be aroused in the experimenter.
"Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook" by Maria Montessori
Experimentally he moved his left shoulder.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Recently (since 1889) Uskoff has in particular published experimental work in this province of haematology.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
Florence on ornamental and experimental hermits, 123.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
In a similar way the earliest experimenters with balloons observed that smoke always ascended.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
The experimental party stepped into the safety zone when the rocket was started.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
It is because bulk is necessary that the standard of about 25 pounds of dry matter per cow per day has been reached by experimenters.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
His first study is, therefore, a kind of experimental physics relating to his own preservation.
"Émile" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Experimentation long ago showed that sugar is the quickest source of energy in the whole list of available foods.
"Candy-Making Revolutionized" by Mary Elizabeth Hall
For the production of Chlorine the apparatus need be little more than our experimental apparatus made large.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
The first experimental determination of the shape of the E.M.F.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
The pioneer experimenters with "simple" pendulums changed the length of the suspension until the pendulum beat seconds.
"Development of Gravity Pendulums in the 19th Century" by Victor Fritz Lenzen and Robert P. Multhauf
Obviously any such change can be only experimental.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey
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In poetry:

"Release him with a ticket - he'll be better then, no doubt,
And tell him I apologize." So MISTER WILLIAM'S out.
I hope he will be careful in his manuscripts, I'm sure,
And not begin experimentalizing any more.
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Going back to the early 1980s, experimental music provocateur and rebel Glenn Branca has been making a spectacle in the form of massed electric guitars.
Researchers have used an experimental drug to help obese monkeys lose weight — and it could work for humans too.
Though it's hard to stand out among so much musical madness, that is exactly what the experimental music festival Heliotrope has done over the course of eight successful runs.
The American Helicopter Society bestowed its Howard Hughes Award on Eurocopter's experimental X3 hybrid demonstrator for helicopter technology improvement.
An experimental model for molecular medicine.
For people who require daily injections to treat medical problems, a company has developed an experimental, implantable microchip to deliver drugs that one day may serve as a replacement for painful shots.
When most of us think of international theater, what comes to mind is the Walker Art Center's programming of avant-garde, experimental, and often nonsensical productions.
Once word gets out in the jazz, experimental, and improv communities, the support will come in and they'll likely hit their mark and then some.
Last year around this time, Fort Worth's experimental-improv Hentai Improvising Orchestra had decided to forgo public performances entirely.
Highly experimental injections led to growths in patient's brain, spinal cord.
The inhaler would combine mometasone, the active ingredient of Schering-Plough's Asmanex for asthma, with Novartis' indacaterol, an experimental COPD compound also known as QAB149.
The experimental medication has shown no signs of increasing cholesterol and triglycerides levels, which are a common side effect of existing protease inhibitors .
DOCTORS in Germany have developed an experimental drug that creates new blood vessels and increases the blood supply to the human heart within days after injection , they reported yesterday in an American medical journal.
NASA along with the European Space Agency successfully used an experimental " interplanetary Internet" to control a small LEGO robot on Earth.
LONDON (AP) — An experimental malaria vaccine once thought promising is turning out to be a disappointment, with a new study showing it is only about 30 percent effective at protecting infants from the killer disease.
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In science:

A and B . (These variables play the role of the past “causes” of the experimental outcomes.) We claim that there exists a classical measure eµ on eΩ such that the measure eµ agrees with µ on all of the experimental events — and that eµ satisfies screening off.
A Bell Inequality Analog in Quantum Measure Theory
Comparison of nuclei spectra obtained in the model with two types of sources with experimental data (experimental data from ).
Energy spectrum and mass composition of primary cosmic rays around the `knee' in the framework of the model with two types of sources
This difference is also found when comparing the experimental straggling data to the experimental truncated mean distribution.
Particle Identification Studies with an ALICE Test TPC
The difference between the putative exact critical exponent β and the experimental one is 2.9% for CrBr3, 6.1% for CO2, 6.7% for Xe and 5.3% for He4. In consideration of experimental error bars, such difference would reduce to 1.6% for CrBr3, 4.0% for CO2, 0% for Xe and 2.9% for He4.
Conjectures on exact solution of three - dimensional (3D) simple orthorhombic Ising lattices
Given that θ(1) was measured experimentally , this demonstrates an experimental realization of real random polynomials.
Statistics of the Number of Zero Crossings : from Random Polynomials to Diffusion Equation
For a systematic comparison between experimental and theoretical results for the density profiles, see Perali, Pieri and Strinati (2004). A more recent experimental determination of β , also based on the in situ measurement of the radius of the cloud, gives the value β = −0.54(5) (Partridge et al., 2006a).
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Figure 2: Comparison with experimental results of the converged spectrum of benzene for two different sizes of the cell; for the larger cell the structure in the continuum decreases and reproduces the experimental curve better.
Turbo charging time-dependent density-functional theory with Lanczos chains
Depending on the experimental parameters, uniform soliton trains containing more than ten solitons or the formation of a highdensity bulge as well as quantum (or dispersive) shock waves are observed experimentally within merged BECs.
Formation of Quantum Shock Waves by Merging and Splitting Bose-Einstein Condensates
Comparing the calculated values for x = 0.875 to the experimental results for x = 0.9 we again see somewhat lower values for the experimental reflection.
First-principles study of the optical properties of MgxTi(1-x)H2
Undoubtedly, in order to achieve direct comparison to experimental data true ab-initio simulations of the specific experimental setup would be desirable.
Coupling-geometry-induced temperature scales in the conductance of Luttinger liquid wires
Such schemes exist [8, 9], results which were recently generalised in . (iii) Feasible experimental implementation For practical applications we furthermore require a feasible experimental implementation, ideally one that is possible with current technology.
Random circuits by measurements on weighted graph states
Note that lattice constants, surface energy γ and basal stacking fault energy I2 are in very good agreement with the experimental values.30,32,34 We obtained larger differences between our calculated values and experimental values of the other properties.
Asperity contacts at the nanoscale: comparison of Ru and Au
The E787 and E949 experimental program at Brookhaven National Laboratory has demonstrated the feasibility of observation of the rare decay K + → π+ ν ¯ν using stopped kaons despite the challenging experimental signature.
Study of the decay K+ => pi+,nu,nubar in the momentum region 140
While these results are roughly 550keV below the experimental values, the difference ∆E = 2.76MeV between the binding energies of the two nuclei differs by merely 34keV from the experimental value, ∆E = 2.726MeV.
6He beta-decay rate and the suppression of the axial constant in nuclear matter
This rapid progress of experimental sophistication gives hope that the predictions presented here will be sub ject to experimental observation in the near future.
Real-time evolution for weak interaction quenches in quantum systems
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