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 Call number: 9783319517063:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Physics of the Human Mind Author(s): Ihor Lubashevsky Date: 2017 Size: 1 online resource (XIV, 380 p. 83 illus., 41 illus. in color p.) Contents: Modeling of Human Behavior as Individual Branch of Physics and Mathematics -- Why Laws of Classical Physics Have Their Form -- Fodor-Kim Dilemma -- Strong Emergence via Constitutive Fields -- Non-Cartesian Dualism and Meso-Relational Media -- Modeling of Human Behavior Within the Paradigm of Modern Physics -- Emergent Phenomena Caused by Bounded Capacity of Human Cognition -- Epilog: Physics and Human Mind -- References -- Index ISBN: 9783319517063 Series: eBooks Series: Springer eBooks Series: Springer 2017 package Keywords: Physics , Philosophy of mind , Neural networks (Computer science) , Cognitive psychology , Physics , Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building , Mathematical Models of Cognitive Processes and Neural Networks , Cognitive Psychology , Philosophy of Mind , Mathematical Methods in Physics Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 9783319488646:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Time Machine Tales The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel Author(s): Paul J Nahin Date: 2017 Size: 1 online resource (XLIX, 383 p. 53 illus., 3 illus. in color p.) Contents: Some First Words -- Introduction -- A Broad Look At Time Travel -- Philosophical Space and Time -- The Physics of Time Travel —Part I.-Philosophers, Physicists, and the Time Travel Paradoxes -- Communication With the Past -- The Physics of Time Travel —Part II -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3 -- Glossary -- Index. ISBN: 9783319488646 Series: eBooks Series: Springer eBooks Series: Springer 2017 package Keywords: Popular works , Philosophy and science , Gravitation , Physics , Philosophy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Science in Philosophy , Philosophy of Science , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 9783319460406:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: The Invention of Time and Space Origins, Definitions, Nature, Properties Author(s): Patrice F Dassonville Date: 2017 Size: 1 online resource (XVII, 176 p. 46 illus., 3 illus. in color p.) Contents: Introduction -- The Main Issues -- The Failure of Dialectics -- Reality, Concepts, and Models -- Origins of Time and Space -- Definitions and Nature of Time -- Definitions and Nature of Space -- Mathematical Properties of Time and Space -- Historical Overview of Time and Space -- First Consequences of Non-Existence -- Conclusion -- Specific Glossary ISBN: 9783319460406 Series: eBooks Series: Springer eBooks Series: Springer 2017 package Keywords: Physics , History, Ancient , Ontology , Philosophy and science , Anthropology , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Anthropology , Ontology , Ancient History Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 9783319445182:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Charles Olivier and the Rise of Meteor Science Author(s): Richard Taibi Date: 2017 Size: 1 online resource (XXXII, 497 p. 29 illus., 1 illus. in color p.) Contents: Chapter 1:Fortunes of War and Peace -- Chapter 2: Virginia's Astronomer -- Chapter 3: Young Charles -- Chapter 4: The1800 Leonids -- Chapter 5: Portrait of the Young Man as an Astronomer -- Chapter 6: Sojourn at Lick Observatory -- Chapter 7: Doctor of Philosophy -- Chapter 8: Starting Out -- Chapter 9: Friends at McCormick Observaotry -- Chapter 10: Society for Practical Astronomy -- Chapter 11: American Astronomical Society -- Chapter 12: American Association of Variable Star Observers.-Chapter 13: The Weather Bureau -- Chapter 14: Hydrographic Office of the US Navy -- Chapter 15: New Members Join the American Meteor Society, 1915 to 1918 -- Chapter 16: Membership Roster 1915-1918.-Chapter 17: Outcomes of Olivier's Membership Efforts, 1911 to 1918 -- Chapter 18: Trans-Atlantic Controversy -- Chapter 19: W. F. Denning, A. S. Herschel, and Stationary Radiants -- Chapter 20: The First Assignment: Discredit Stationary Radiants -- Chapter 21: Top Achievers 1914-1925 -- Chapter 22: Challenges for Olivier and the American Meteor Society -- Chapter 23: The Rise of Astrophysics -- Chapter 24: Membership roster 1919-1929 -- Chapter 25: Advances Made by the American Meteor Society 1919-1929 -- Chapter 26: The Best of Times During the Worst of Times -- Chapter 27: The Man at Mid-Life -- Chapter 28: The Astronomer at Mid-Life -- Chapter 29: Organizing Observatory Staff for the Leonids -- Chapter 29: Organizing Observatory stff for the Leonids -- Chapter 30: Membership Roster 1930-1936 -- Chapter 31: How the Meteor Quest Was Won -- Chapter 32: What the AMS Accomplished -- Chapter 33: Citizen Scientists Caught Meteor Fever -- Chapter 34: Contemporary Meteor Organizations in the United States -- Chapter 35: Outside the USA: A Survey of Meteor Astronomers and Organizations -- Chapter 36: Summing Up: Olivier at Mid-Life -- Chapter 37: Who Were These Men and Women? Appendices -- Index ISBN: 9783319445182 Series: eBooks Series: Springer eBooks Series: Springer 2017 package Keywords: Physics , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , History of Science Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 9783319444185:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Space, Time and the Limits of Human Understanding Author(s): Date: 2017 Size: 1 online resource (XXIII, 530 p. 51 illus p.) Contents: Philosophy: Śrīharṣa on the Indefinability of Time by Jonathan Duquette and Krishnamurti Ramasubramanian -- Why Spacetime Has a Life of its Own by James Robert Brown -- From Time to Time by Nathan Salmon -- Relativity Theory may not have the last Word on the Nature of Time: Quantum Theory and Probabilism by Nicholas Maxwell -- Space as a Source and as an Object of Knowledge: The Transformation of the Concept of Space in the Post-Kantian Philosophy of Geometry by Francesca Biagioli -- Space, Time and (how they) Matter by Valia Allori -- The Phenomenology of Space and Time: Husserl, Sartre, Derrida by Hans Herlof Grelland -- Time and Space in Ancient India, Pre­-Philosophical Period by Michael Witzel and Nataliya Yanchevskaya -- Time in Physics and Time in Awareness by E. C. G. Sudarshan -- Physics: The Future’s Not Ours to See, by Tony Sudbury -- Nature’s Book Keeping System by Gerard ‘t Hooft -- An anomaly in space and time and the origin of dynamics by Joan A. Vaccaro -- Spacetime and Reality: Facing the Ultimate Judge by Vesselin Petkov -- Hermann Weyl’s Space-Time Geometry and its Impact on Theories of Fundamental Interactions by Norbert Straumann -- Space, Time, and Adynamical Explanation in the Relational Blockworld by W.M. Stuckey, Michael Silberstein, and Timothy McDevitt -- Matter, Space, Time, and Motion: A Unified Gravitational Perspective by C. S. Unnikrishnan -- Spacetime is Doomed by George Musser -- Mathematics: Geometry and Physical Space by Mary Leng -- The Geometry of Manifolds and the Perception of Space by Raymond O. Wells, Jr -- Topos Theoretic Approach to Space and Time by Goro C. Kato -- Paradox? The Mathematics of Space-Time and the Limits of Human Understanding by Paul Ernest -- General Relativity, Time, and Determinism by James Isenberg -- “Now” has an infinitesimal positive duration by Reuben Hersh -- The Fundamental Problem of Dynamics by Julian Barbour -- What’s wrong with the Platonic ideal of space and time? by Lorenzo Sadun -- Biology/Cognitive Science: Syntactic Space by Rajesh Kasturirangan -- Time measurement in living systems: Human understanding and health implications by L Abhilash and Vijay Kumar Sharma -- The cellular space-the space of life by Pier Luigi Luisi -- The consciousness of space, the space of consciousness by Mauro Bergonzi and Pier Luigi Luisi -- Time and Suffering (False metaphors, (de)synchronous times, and internal dynamics) by Norman Sieroka -- Evolutionary Time and the Creation of the Space of Life by Randall E. Auxier -- Computer Science: A computational mathematics view of space, time and complexity by David H. Bailey and Jonathan M. Borwein -- The Black Hole in Mathematics by A. K. Dewdney -- Gödel’s Ontological Dreams by Gary Mar -- ‘Photographing the Footsteps of Time’: Space and Time in Charles Babbage’s Calculating Engines by Doron Swade -- Gödel incompleteness and the empirical sciences by N. C. A. da Costa and F. A. Doria -- Miscellaneous: The Novel and the Map: Spatiotemporal Form and Discourse in Literary Cartography by Robert T. Tally Jr -- Time, Space, and the Human Geographies of Opportunity by Donald G. Janelle -- Losing Time and Space: Experiencing Immersion by Diana J. Reichenbach. < ISBN: 9783319444185 Series: eBooks Series: Springer eBooks Series: Springer 2017 package Keywords: Physics , Epistemology , Metaphysics , Gravitation , Cosmology , Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Epistemology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Cosmology , Metaphysics Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 9783319437606:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Information and Interaction Eddington, Wheeler, and the Limits of Knowledge Author(s): Date: 2017 Size: 1 online resource (XXIII, 212 p. 22 illus., 11 illus. in color p.) Contents: Boundaries of Scientific Thought (I. Durham) -- Eddington’s Limits of Knowledge: The Role of Religion (M. Stanley) -- Eddington's Dream: A Failed Theory of Everything (H. Kragh) -- All Possible Perspectives: A (Partial) Defence of Eddington's Physics (D. Rickles) -- Tracing the Arrows of Time (F. Weinert) -- Constructor Theory of Information (C. Marletto) -- On Participatory Realism (C. A. Fuchs) -- Toward Physical Realizations of Thermodynamic Resource Theories (N. Y. Halpern) -- Merging Contradictory Laws: Imagining a Contructive Derivation of Quantum Theory (W. K. Wootters) -- Understanding the Electron (K. H. Knuth) ISBN: 9783319437606 Series: eBooks Series: Springer eBooks Series: Springer 2017 package Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Quantum Computing , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 9783319426051:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Pseudoscience and Science Fiction Author(s): Andrew May Date: 2017 Size: 1 online resource (X, 181 p. 45 illus., 28 illus. in color p.) Contents: Introduction -- Charles Fort and the Forteans -- Anomalous Phenomena -- High-Tech Paranoia -- Flying Saucers -- Mind Power -- Space Drives and Anti-Gravity -- Technology of the Ancients -- Conspiracy Theories ISBN: 9783319426051 Series: eBooks Series: Springer eBooks Series: Springer 2017 package Keywords: Popular works , Fiction , Philosophy of nature , Astronomy , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Fiction , Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary , Philosophy of Nature Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 9783319394459:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives Author(s): Date: 2017 Size: 1 online resource (X, 228 p. 64 illus., 47 illus. in color p.) Contents: Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Cognitive and Network Constraints in Real Life and Literature -- A Networks Approach to Mythological Epics -- Medieval Historical, Hagiographical and Biographical Networks -- Peopling of the New World from data on distributions of folklore motifs -- Phylogenetics Meets Folklore: Bioinformatic Approaches to the Study of International Folktales -- Analyses of a VirtualWorld -- Ghostscope: Conceptual Mapping of Supernatural Phenomena in a Large Folklore Corpus -- Complex Networks of Words in Fables -- Analysing and Restoring the Chronology of the Irish Annals -- Mapping Literate Networks in Early Medieval Ireland Quantitative Realities, Social Mythologies? -- How quantitative methods can shed light on a problem of comparative mythology: The myth of the struggle for supremacy between two groups of deities reconsidered ISBN: 9783319394459 Series: eBooks Series: Springer eBooks Series: Springer 2017 package Keywords: Physics , History , Medieval philosophy , Historical linguistics , Social sciences , Physics , Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks , History, general , Methodology of the Social Sciences , Historical Linguistics , Medieval Philosophy Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 9783319389875:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Quantum [Un]Speakables II Half a Century of Bell's Theorem Author(s): Date: 2017 Size: 1 online resource (XVII, 533 p. 200 illus., 87 illus. in color p.) Contents: John Stewart Bell - The Man (M. Bell, A. Whitaker, R. A. Bertlmann) -- Bell's Theorem - Fundamental Issues (D. Mermin, C. Brukner, H. Wiseman, J. Bub, T. Rudolph, V. Scarani, M. Zukowski) -- Contextuality (A. Cabello, S. B. Kochen) -- Bell Inequalities - Theory (D. Bruß, L. Hardy, J.-A. Larsson, B. Hiesmayr) -- Quantum Topics (A. Acin, N. Gisin, D. Greenberger, M. Horne, V. Scarani) -- Entanglement Features (O. Gühne, B. Kraus) -- Neutron Interferometry (H. Rauch, Y. Hasegawa) -- Bell Inequalities - Experiment (P. Kwiat, G. Weihs, J.-W. Pan, J. F. Clauser, M. Giustina, A. Zeilinger) ISBN: 9783319389875 Series: eBooks Series: Springer eBooks Series: Springer 2017 package Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum computers , Quantum physics , Spintronics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Quantum Computing , Philosophy of Science Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 9783319134437:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Sleeping beauties in theoretical physics: surprising insights Author(s): Thanu Padmanabhan Date: 2015 Publisher: Springer Size: 1 online resource (302 pages) Contents: The Grand Cube of Theoretical Physics -- The Emergence of Classical Physics -- Orbits of Planets are Circles! -- The Importance of being Inverse-square -- Potential surprises in Newtonian Gravity -- Lagrange and his Points -- Getting the most of it! -- Surprises in Fluid Flows -- Isochronous Curiosities: Classical and Quantum -- Logarithms of Nature . -- Curved Spacetime for pedestrians -- Black hole is a Hot Topic -- Thomas and his Precession .-When Thomas met Foucault -- The One-body Problem -- Th e Straight and Narrow Path ofWaves -- If Quantum Mechanics is the Paraxial Optics, then .... -- Make it Complex to Simplify -- Nothing matters a lot -- Radiation: Caterpillar becomes Butterfly -- Photon:Wave and/or Particle -- Angular Momentum without Rot ation.-Ubiquitous RandomWalk -- More on Random Walks: Circuits and a Tired Drunkard -- Gravitational Instability of the Isothermal Sphere -- Gravity bends electric field lines -- References -- Index. ISBN: 9783319134420 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Keywords: Physics, Philosophy, Quantum theory Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 9781108164290:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Philosophy and Climate Science [electronic resource] Author(s): Eric Winsberg Date: 2018 Publisher: Cambridge University Press Size: 1 electronic resource (270 pages) ISBN: 9781108164290 Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 0471669512:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Evolutionary Computation - Toward a New Philosophy of Machine Intelligence, Third Edition, Online Version Author(s): Fogel Date: 2005 Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press Size: 1 online resource (297 p.) ISBN: 9780471669517 Series: eBooks Series: Wiley Online Library Series: Wiley 2016 package purchase Keywords: Electrical & Electronics Engineering Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: 0470987219:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching - Insightsand Issues for a New Era Author(s): Drake Date: 2008 Size: 1 online resource (379 p.) ISBN: 9780470987216 Series: eBooks Series: Wiley Online Library Series: Wiley 2016 package purchase Keywords: Business & Management Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9789811016240:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Heavy Quarkonium Production Phenomenology and Automation of One-Loop Scattering Amplitude Computations Author(s): Hua-Sheng Shao Date: 2016 Size: 1 online resource (33 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-981-10-1624-0 Contents: Introduction -- Background of heavy quarkonium physics -- HELAC-Onia -- Heavy quarkonium production in hadronic collisions -- Inclusive $J/\psi$ production at B factories -- Summary and Outlooks of Part I -- NLO Computations and Automation Philosophy -- One-loop Computations: OPP vs TIR -- MadLoop5 -- Automation of NLO Computations -- Summary and Prospects of Part II -- Appendix ISBN: 9789811016240 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Physics , Quantum field theory , String theory , Nuclear physics , Heavy ions , Hadrons , Elementary particles (Physics) , Physics , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory , Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons , Quantum Field Theories, String Theory Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783662486382:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Bayesians Versus Frequentists A Philosophical Debate on Statistical Reasoning Author(s): Jordi Vallverdú Date: 2016 Edition: 1st ed. 2016 Size: 1 online resource (110 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-662-48638-2 Contents: Some Questions to Begin with -- Ancient Statistics History in a Nutshell -- The Bayesian Approach and its Evolution until the Beginning of 20th Century -- A Conceptual Reply to Reverend Bayes: the Frequentist Approach -- The Co-evolution, Battles a nd Fights of Both Paradigms -- The Birth of Multicausality as the Death of Causality and Their Statistical Corollaries.- Natural vs. Artificial Minds and the Supercomputing Era -- And the Winner is... -- References ISBN: 9783662486382 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Philosophy , History , Philosophy and science , Mathematics , Statistics , Philosophy , Philosophy of Science , History of Mathematical Sciences , History of Science , Statistical Theory and Methods Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319397566:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Uncertainty The Soul of Modeling, Probability & Statistics Author(s): William Briggs Date: 2016 Size: 1 online resource (258 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-39756-6 Contents: Truth, Argument, Realism -- Logic -- Induction and Intellection -- What Probability Is -- What Probability Is Not -- Chance and Randomness -- Causality -- Probability Models -- Statistical and Physical Models -- Modelling Goals, Strategies, and Mis takes ISBN: 9783319397566 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Statistics , Epistemology , Logic , Mathematics , Probabilities , Statistics , Statistical Theory and Methods , Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes , Philosophy of Mathematics , Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Scien , Epistemology , Logic Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319394213:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Survival under Uncertainty An Introduction to Probability Models of Social Structure and Evolution Author(s): Dimitri Volchenkov Date: 2016 Size: 1 online resource (44 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-39421-3 Contents: Introduction -- Subsistence in Uncertainty -- Time and Institutions -- Inequality and the Laws of supply and demand -- Decision making under uncertainty -- Capitalization of uncertainty: stochastic theory of advantage -- Doubly stochastic branching process as a model of natural selection -- Human history as a stochastic process -- The stochastic model of social conformity and political instability -- Random walks over political regimes : History seems to never end -- Urbanization failure and a fission chain reaction of states ISBN: 9783319394213 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and social sciences , Sociophysics , Econophysics , Science , Complexity, Computational , Social structure , Social inequality , Physics , Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models , Social Structure, Social Inequality , Philosophy of the Social Sciences , Societal Aspects of Physics , Complexity Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319317083:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: The Demons of Science What They Can and Cannot Tell Us About Our World Author(s): Friedel Weinert Date: 2016 Size: 1 online resource (8 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-31708-3 Contents: I. Thought Experiments: Thought Experiments in Ancient Greece -- What Thought Experiments Represent -- Models and Thought Experiments -- The Function of Thought Experiments -- What Thought Experiments Tell Us and Don’t Tell Us About the World -- Enter the Demons -- II. Laplace's Demon: Laplace’s Demon: Causal and Predictive Determinism -- Causality, Determinism and the Block Universe -- The Time-Reversal Invariance of Fundamental Laws -- Determinism and Its Implications -- Determinism and Free Will -- What Laplace's Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- III. Maxwell's Demon: Local and Cosmic Arrows of Time -- Maxwell’s Demon -- Loschmidt’s Demon: Reversibility and Irreversibility -- Indeterminism -- Indeterminism and Free Will -- Entropy -- The Past-Future Asymmetry -- What Maxwell’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- IV. Nietzsche's Demon: The Eternal Recurrence of Events -- Landsberg’s Demon -- Physical and Phenomenal Time -- The Evolution of the Universe -- Time and Change -- Is There a Master Arrow of Time? -- What Landsberg’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the Arrows of Time. ISBN: 9783319317083 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Cosmology , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Popular Science in Physics , Cosmology Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319290669:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Murder on the Einstein Express and Other Stories Author(s): Harun Šiljak Date: 2016 Size: 1 online resource (5 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-29066-9 Contents: Preface -- Part I: The Short Stories -- Normed Trek -- The Cantor Trilogy -- In Search of Future Time -- Murder on the Einstein Express -- Part II: Afterthoughts ISBN: 9783319290669 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Popular works , Philosophy and science , Computer science , Mathematics , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Mathematics , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Computer Science , Philosophy of Science Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319285825:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Mathematical Cultures The London Meetings 2012-2014 Author(s): Date: 2016 Size: 1 online resource (24 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-28582-5 Contents: Introduction -- Understanding the cultural construction of school mathematics -- Envisioning Transformations – The Practice of Topology -- Creative Discomfort: The Culture of the Gelfand Seminar at Moscow University -- Mathematical Culture and Mat hematics Education in Hungary in the XXth Century -- On the Emergence of a New Mathematical Object: an Ethnography of a Duality Transform -- What are we like… -- Mathematics as a social differentiating factor: men of letters, politicians and engineers i n Brazil through the Nineteenth Century -- “The End of Proof”? The integration of different mathematical cultures as experimental mathematics comes of age -- Diversity in Proof Appraisal -- What would the mathematics curriculum look like if instead of concepts and techniques, values were the focus? -- Mathematics and Values -- Purity as a Value in the German-speaking area -- Values in Caring for Proof -- An empirical approach to the mathematical values of problem choice and argumentation -- The Notion of Fit as a Mathematical Value -- Mathematical Pull -- Mathematics and First Nations in Western Canada: from cultural destruction to a re-awakening of mathematical reflections -- Remunerative Combinatorics: Mathematicians and their Sponsors i n the Mid-Twentieth Century -- Calling a Spade a Spade: Mathematics in the New Pattern of Division of Labour -- Mathematics and mathematical cultures in fiction: the case of Catherine Shaw -- Morality and Mathematics -- The Great Gibberish - Mathematics i n Western Popular Culture -- Is Mathematics an issue of general education? ISBN: 9783319285825 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Mathematics , Philosophy and science , History , Mathematics , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Mathematics Education , Philosophy of Science Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319284125:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: The Rise and Fall of the Fifth Force Discovery, Pursuit, and Justification in Modern Physics Author(s): Allan Franklin Date: 2016 Edition: 2nd ed. 2016 Size: 1 online resource (4 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-28412-5 Contents: Preface -- Part I The Rise and Fall of the Fifth Force -- Part II Additional Material -- References -- Index ISBN: 9783319284125 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Gravitation , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physical measurements , Measurement , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Measurement Science and Instrumentation , Philosophy of Science Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319274959:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Trick or Truth? The Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics Author(s): Date: 2016 Edition: 1st ed. 2016 Size: 1 online resource (8 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-27495-9 Contents: Introduction -- Children of the cosmos (S. Wenmackers) -- Mathematics is Physics (M. S. Leifer) -- My god, it's full of clones: Living in a mathematical universe (M. Séguin) -- Let's consider two spherical chickens (T. Bolognesi) -- The raven and the writing desk (I. Durham) -- The deeper roles of mathematics in physical laws (K. H. Knuth) -- How mathematics meets the world (T. Maudlin) -- Mathematics: intuition's consistency check (K. Wharton) -- How not to factor a miracle (D. K. Wise) -- The language of nature (D. Garfinkle) -- Demystifying the applicability of mathematics (N. Fillion) -- Why mathematics works so well (N. S. Yanofsky) -- Genesis of a pythagorean universe (A. Burov) -- Beyond math (S. Magnusdottir) -- The descent of math (S. I. Walker) -- The ultimate tactics of self-referential systems (C. C. Dantas) -- Cognitive science and the connection between physics and mathematics (A. Gupta Mujumdar) -- A metaphorical chart of our mathematical ontology (P. Gibbs).-And the math will set you free (C. Stoica) -- Appendix: List of winners ISBN: 9783319274959 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Mathematical physics , Mathematical logic , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences , Mathematical Logic and Foundations Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319270814:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Scientific Models Red Atoms, White Lies and Black Boxes in a Yellow Book Author(s): Philip Gerlee Date: 2016 Size: 1 online resource (8 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-27081-4 Contents: Prologue -- History.- Structure, Relation and Use -- Interviews.- Worked Examples -- Epilogue -- Further Reading ISBN: 9783319270814 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Mathematics , Mathematics , Mathematical models , Biomathematics , Mathematics , Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics , Mathematical and Computational Biology , Philosophy of Mathematics Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319258898:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics Author(s): Jean Bricmont Date: 2016 Edition: 1st ed. 2016 Size: 1 online resource (25 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-25889-8 Contents: Physicists in Wonderland -- The First Mystery: Interference and Superpositions -- “Philosophical” Intermezzo -- The Second Mystery: Nonlocality -- The de Broglie-Bohm Theory -- Are There any Alternative Theories? -- Revisiting the History of Quantum Mechanics -- Quantum Mechanics and Our Culture ISBN: 9783319258898 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum physics , Physics , Quantum Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319226866:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Advances in Proof-Theoretic Semantics Author(s): Date: 2016 Edition: 1st ed. 2016 Size: 1 online resource (283 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-22686-6 Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction Thomas Piecha & Peter-Schroeder-Heister -- Chapter 2. On Brouwer-Heyting-Kolmogorov provability semantics Sergei N. Artëmov -- Chapter 3. Two Ways of General Proof Theory Kosta Došen -- Chapter 4. Generalised elimination ru les Roy Dyckhoff -- Chapter 5. On the proof theoretic foundations of set theory Lars Hallnäs -- Chapter 6. The choice of semantics as a methodological question Wilfrid Hodges -- Chapter 7. The mode of presentation Reinhard Kahle -- Chapter 8. Remarks on relations between Gentzen and Heyting inspired PTS Dag Prawitz -- Chapter 9. Unification of logics by reflection Giovanni Sambin -- Chapter 10. BHK and Brouwer's Theory of the Creative Subject Göran Sundholm -- Chapter 11. Compositional semantics for pre dicate logic: Eliminating bound variables from formulas and deductions William W. Tait -- Chapter 12. Intuitionism, the Paradox of Knowability and Empirical Negation Gabriele Usberti -- Chapter 13. Explicit composition and its application in normalization proofs Jan von Plato -- Chapter 14. A two-sorted typed lambda-calculus Heinrich Wansing -- Chapter 15. Kreisel's second clause and the Theory of Constructions Walter Dean & Hidenori Kurokawa -- Chapter 16. On Paradoxes in Proof-Theoret ic Semantics Yoshihiro Maruyama ISBN: 9783319226866 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Series: Trends in Logic, Studia Logica Library: 43 Keywords: Philosophy , Logic , Mathematical logic , Philosophy , Logic , Mathematical Logic and Foundations , Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319225579:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Toward Predicate Approaches to Modality Author(s): Johannes Stern Date: 2016 Edition: 1st ed. 2016 Size: 1 online resource (190 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-22557-9 Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Modality and Logic -- Chapter 3. Consistencies and Inconsistencies in Modal Logic -- Chapter 4. Modality and Axiomatic Theories of Truth -- Chapter 5. Conclusion ISBN: 9783319225579 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Series: Trends in Logic, Studia Logica Library: 44 Keywords: Philosophy , Epistemology , Logic , Metaphysics , Philosophy , Logic , Metaphysics , Epistemology Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319218281:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts Volume IV: Heat, Atoms and Quanta Author(s): Kerry Kuehn Date: 2016 Edition: 1st ed. 2016 Size: 1 online resource (463 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-21828-1 Contents: A New Science of Heat -- Heat, Symmetry and Mathematics -- Steam Engines and Heat Flow -- Carnot's Cycle -- Engines are Thermometers -- Temperature, Pressure and Reversibility -- The Language of Science -- Energy and Entropy -- Conduction of Heat -- On Radiation -- Atomism and Kinetic Theory -- Atomism and Kinetic Theory 2 -- Dynamical and Statistical Laws -- The Discovery of the Electron -- The Mass and Velocity of a-particles -- Identifying the a Particle -- Targeting the Nucleus -- Nuclear Structure -- The Discovery of the Neutron -- The Nature of the Neutron -- Corpuscles of Light -- X-Ray Optics 1 -- X-Ray Optics 2 -- Electron diffraction 1 -- Electron diffraction 2 -- The Bohr model of the atom -- Atomic spectra -- The periodic table -- The Birth of the Quantum -- Matter Waves -- Quantum Orthodoxy -- Causality and Chance in Quantum Theory -- Indeterminacy -- Bohm's critique of Copenhagen ISBN: 9783319218281 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Science education , Cosmology , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Science Education , Cosmology Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319218168:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts Volume III: Electricity, Magnetism and Light Author(s): Kerry Kuehn Date: 2016 Edition: 1st ed. 2016 Size: 1 online resource (5 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-21816-8 Contents: From the Contents: Iron, Loadstones and Terrestrial Magnetism -- The Life and Death of a Magnet -- Conservation of Electrical Charge -- Muschenbroek's Wonderful Bottle -- Thunder and Lightning -- Coulomb's Law -- The Dawn of Electro-Magnetism -- Electric Currents, Magnetic Forces -- Work and Weight -- Kinetic and Potential Energy -- Conservation of Energy ISBN: 9783319218168 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Atoms , Optics , Optoelectronics , Plasmons (Physics) , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices , Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319207179:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: How Should Humanity Steer the Future? Author(s): Date: 2016 Edition: 1st ed. 2016 Size: 1 online resource (175 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-20717-9 Contents: Introduction (A. Aguirre, B. Foster, Z. Merali) -- How to save the world (S. Hossenfelder) -- Humanity is much more than the sum of humans (T. Bolognesi) -- Crucial Phenomena (D. Dewey).- The Leverage and Centrality of Mind (P. Estep III, A. Hoekstra) -- A Participatory Future of Humanity (D. Rickles).- The Cartography of the Future: Recovering Utopia for the 21st Century (R. Searle).-Enlightenment is not for the Buddha alone (T. Singh).- Back to the Future: Crowdsourcing Innovation by Refocusing Science Education (T. Norsen).- Recognizing the Value of Play (J. Dickau).- Improving Science for a Better Future (M. Khalil) -- How to avoid steering blindly: The case for a robust repository of human knowledge (J. Niemeyer) -- The Tip of the Spear (G. Gantz) -- U-turn or u die (F. Mercati) -- Smooth seas do not make good sailors (G. Parry) ISBN: 9783319207179 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Science , Education , Physics , Societal Aspects of Physics , Philosophy of Technology , Popular Science in Education Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2016-9783319198637:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Leibniz on the Parallel Postulate and the Foundations of Geometry The Unpublished Manuscripts Author(s): Vincenzo De Risi Date: 2016 Edition: 1st ed. 2016 Size: 1 online resource (195 p.) Note: 10.1007/978-3-319-19863-7 Contents: 1.Introduction -- 2.The Theory of Parallel Lines in the Age of Leibniz -- 3.Leibniz’ Epistemology of Geometry and the Parallel Postulate -- 4.Leibniz’ Attempts to prove the Parallel Postulate -- 5.Reception and Legacy -- Leibniz’ Texts on Par allel Lines -- Bibliography ISBN: 9783319198637 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Springer eBooks Series: Science Networks. Historical Studies: 51 Keywords: Mathematics , Philosophy , Geometry , History , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Geometry , History of Philosophy Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9789400775480:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Advances in Natural Deduction [electronic resource] : A Celebration of Dag Prawitz's Work Author(s): Luiz Carlos Pereira Edward Hermann Haeusler Valeria de Paiva Date: 2014 Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: This collection of papers celebrating the contributions of Swedish logician Dag Prawitz to Proof Theory, has been assembled from those presented at the Natural Deduction conference organized in Rio de Janeiro to honour hisseminal research. Dag Prawit zs work forms the basis of intuitionistic type theory and his inversion principle constitutes the foundation of most modern accounts of proof-theoretic semantics in Logic, Linguistics andTheoretical Computer Science. The range of contributions includes ma terial on the extension of natural deduction with higher-order rules, as opposed to higher-order connectives, and a paper discussing the application of naturaldeduction rules to dealing with equality in predicate calculus. The volume continues with a key chapter summarizing work on the extension of the Curry-Howard isomorphism (itself a by-product of the work on natural deduction), viamethods of category theory that have been successfully applied to linear logic, as well as many other contributions from h ighly regarded authorities. With an illustrious group of contributors addressing a wealth of topics andapplications, this volume is a valuable addition to the libraries of academics in the multiple disciplines whose development has been given added scope by the methodologies supplied by natural deduction. The volume is representative ofthe rich and varied directions that Prawitz work has inspired in the area of natural deduction. Contents: Chapter 1. Generalizaed elimination inferences Schroeder Heister, Peter Chapter 2. Revisiting Zucker's work on the Correspondence between Cut Elimination and Normalisation Urban, Christian Chapter 3. Proofs, Reasoning and the Metamorphosis of Logic Joinet, Jean Baptiste Chapter 4. Natural Deduction for Equality: The Missing Entity de Quieroz, Ruy J.G.B. and de Oliveira, Anjolina G Chapter 5. Proof theoretical Conception of Logic Legris, Javier Chapter 6. On the Structure of Natural deduction Derivations for Generally Vana, Leonardo B., Veloso, Paulo A.S. , and Veloso, Sh ISBN: 9789400775480 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Trends in Logic, Studia Logica Library, 1572-6126 : v39 Series: Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649) Keywords: Philosophy (General) , Logic , Computer science , Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9784431549741:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Applied Data-Centric Social Sciences [electronic resource] : Concepts, Data, Computation, and Theory Author(s): Aki-Hiro Sato Date: 2014 Publisher: Tokyo : Springer Japan : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: Applied data-centric social sciences aim to develop both methodology and practical applications of various fields of social sciences and businesses with rich data. Specifically, in the social sciences, a vast amount of data onhuman activities may be useful for understanding collective human nature. In this book, the author introduces several mathematical techniques for handling a huge volume of data and analysing collective human behaviour. The book isconstructed from data-oriented investigation, wit h mathematical methods and expressions used for dealing with data for several specific problems. The fundamental philosophy underlying the book is that both mathematical and physicalconcepts are determined by the purposes of data analysis. This philosophy is shown throughout exemplar studies of several fields in socio-economic systems. From a data-centric point of view, the author proposes a concept that maychange peoples minds and cause them to start thinking from the basis of data. Several goals underli e the chapters of the book. The first is to describe mathematical and statistical methods for data analysis, and toward that end theauthor delineates methods with actual data in each chapter. The second is to find a cyber-physical link between data and da ta-generating mechanisms, as data are always provided by some kind of data-generating process in the real world.The third goal is to provide an impetus for the concepts and methodology set forth in this book to be applied to socio-economic systems Contents: Introduction Introduction Framework Methodology Mathematical expressions Data in computers Exemplar studies Risk assessment of extreme events Segmentation study of foreign exchange market Hotel booking data Tendency of international air travels Energy consumption Future work Future research in applied data centric social sciences ISBN: 9784431549741 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649) Keywords: Statistics , Economics Statistics Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783642550904:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: The Weight of the Vacuum [electronic resource] : A Scientific History of Dark Energy Author(s): Helge S Kragh James M Overduin Date: 2014 Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery of cosmic acceleration due to dark energy, a discovery that is all the more perplexing as nobody knows what dark energy actually is. We put the modern concept ofcosmological vacuum energy into historical context and show how it grew out of disparate roots in quantum mechanics (zero-point energy) and relativity theory (the cosmological constant, Einstein's greatest blunder). These twoinfluences have remained strangely aloof and still co-exi st in an uneasy alliance that is at the heart of the greatest crisis in theoretical physics, the cosmological-constant problem Contents: Early ideas of space and vacuum The active ether Plancks second quantum theory Half quanta and zero point energy Nernsts cosmic quantum ether The Hamburg connection The cosmological constant From Casimir to Zeldovich Inflation and the false vacuum Variable cosmological constants and quintessence How heavy is the vacuum? The accelerating universe ISBN: 9783642550904 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: SpringerBriefs in Physics, 2191-5423 Series: Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651) Keywords: Science Philosophy Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783642540752:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Upper and Lower Bounds for Stochastic Processes [electronic resource] : Modern Methods and Classical Problems Author(s): Michel Talagrand Date: 2014 Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: The book develops modern methods and in particular the generic chaining to bound stochastic processes. This methods allows in particular to get optimal bounds for Gaussian and Bernoulli processes. Applications are given tostable processes, infinitely divisible processes, matching theorems, the convergence of random Fourier series, of orthogonal series, and to functional analysis. The complete solution of a number of classical problems is given incomplete detail, and an ambitious program for future re search is laid out Contents: 0. Introduction 1. Philosophy and Overview of the Book 2. Gaussian Processes and the Generic Chaining 3. Random Fourier Series and Trigonometric Sums, I 4. Matching Theorems I 5. Bernouilli Processes 6. Trees and the Art of Lower Bounds 7. Random Fourier Series and Trigonometric Sums, II 8. Processes Related to Gaussian Processes 9. Theory and Practice of Empirical Processes 10. Partition Scheme for Families of Distances 11. Infinitely Divisible Processes 12. The Fundamental Conjectures 13. Convergence of Orthogonal Series Majorizing Measures 14. Matc ISBN: 9783642540752 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete. 3. Folge / A Series of Modern Surveys in Mathematics, 0071-1136 : v60 Series: Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649) Keywords: Mathematics , Functional analysis , Distribution (Probability theory) Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783642451287:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: A Brief History of String Theory [electronic resource] : From Dual Models to M-Theory Author(s): Dean Rickles Date: 2014 Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: During its forty year lifespan, string theory has always had the power to divide, being called both a 'theory of everything' and a 'theory of nothing'. Critics have even questioned whether it qualifies as a scientific theory atall. This book adopts a n objective stance, standing back from the question of the truthor falsity of string theory and instead focusing on how it came to be and how it came to occupy its present position in physics. An unexpectedlyrich history is revealed, with deep connections to our most well-established physical theories. Fully self-contained and written in a lively fashion, the book will appeal to a wide variety of readers from novice to specialist Contents: History and Mythology Part I: The (Very) Early Years: 1959 1973 Particle Physics in the Sixties The Veneziano Model The Hadronic String Supersymmetric Strings and Field Theoretic Limits Part II: A Decade of Darkness: 1974 1984 An Early Demise? Theoretical Exaptation in String Theory Turning Point(s) Part III: String Theory Becomes Super: 1985 1995 Superstring Theory and the Real World A 'Second Superstring Revolution' and the Future of String Theory ISBN: 9783642451287 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: The Frontiers Collection, 1612-3018 Series: Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651) Keywords: Science Philosophy , Quantum theory Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783642409165:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Quantum Dynamics of a Particle in a Tracking Chamber [electronic resource] Author(s): Rodolfo Figari Alessandro Teta Date: 2014 Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: In the original formulation of quantum mechanics the existence of a precise border between a microscopic world, governed by quantum mechanics, and a macroscopic world, described by classical mechanics was assumed. Moderntheoretical and experimental p hysics has moved that border several times, carefully investigating its definition and making available to observation larger and larger quantum systems. The presentbook examines a paradigmatic case ofthe transition from quantum to classical behavior:A qu antum particle is revealed in a trackingchamber as a trajectory obeying the laws of classical mechanics. The authorsprovide herea purely quantum-mechanical descriptionofthis behavior, thus helping to illuminate the nature of the border between the quantum and the classical Contents: Preface Tracks in the cloud chamber A time dependent analysis of Mott's model Modelingatoms as multi channel point interactions Concluding remarks Appendix ISBN: 9783642409165 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: SpringerBriefs in Physics, 2191-5423 Series: Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651) Keywords: Science Philosophy , Quantum theory , Particle acceleration Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783642376290:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Quantum Objects [electronic resource] : Non-Local Correlation, Causality and Objective Indefiniteness in the Quantum World Author(s): Gregg Jaeger Date: 2014 Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: This monograph identifiesthe essential characteristics of the objects described by current quantum theoryand considers their relationship to space-time.In the process, it explicates the senses in which quantum objects may beconsistently considered to have parts of which they may be composed or into which they may be decomposed. The book also demonstrates the degree to which reduction is possible in quantum mechanics, showing it to be related to theobjective indefiniteness of quantum properties and th e strong non-local correlations that can occur betweenthephysical quantities of quantum subsystems. Careful attention is paid to the relationships among such propertycorrelations, physical causation, probability, and symmetry in quantum theory. In this wa y, the text identifies and clarifies the conceptual grounds underlying the unique nature of many quantum phenomena Contents: Non locality, Communication, and Entanglement Einstein locality Bell locality Communication Non locality Entanglement Causation, Imprecision, and Indefiniteness Probability Causation Indeterminacy Imprecision Indefiniteness Individuals, Parts, and Wholes Potentiality Discernibility Individuation Persistence Parts and wholes ISBN: 9783642376290 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Fundamental Theories of Physics : v175 Series: Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651) Keywords: Science Philosophy , Quantum theory Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319063614:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Reductionism, Emergence and Levels of Reality [electronic resource] : The Importance of Being Borderline Author(s): Sergio Chibbaro Lamberto Rondoni Angelo Vulpiani Date: 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: Scientists have always attempted to explain the world in terms of a few unifying principles. In the fifth century B.C. Democritus boldly claimed that reality is simply a collection of indivisible and eternal parts or atoms. Overthe centuries his doct rine has remained a landmark, and much progress in physics is due to its distinction between subjective perception and objective reality. This book discusses theory reduction in physics, which states that thewhole is nothing more than the sum of its parts : the properties of things are directly determined by their constituent parts. Reductionism deals with the relation between different theories that address different levels of reality, anduses extrapolations to apply that relation in different sciences. R eality shows a complex structure of connections, and the dream of a unified interpretation of all phenomena in several simple laws continues to attract anyone withgenuine philosophical and scientific interests. If the most radical reductionist point of vi ew is correct, the relationship between disciplines is strictly inclusive: chemistry becomes physics, biology becomes chemistry, and so on.Eventually, only one science, indeed just a single theory, would survive, with all others merging in the Theory of E verything. Is the current coexistence of different sciences a mere historical venture which will end when the Theory ofEverything has been established? Can there be a unified description of nature? Rather than an analysis of full reductionism, this book f ocuses on aspects of theory reduction in physics and stimulates reflection on related questions:is there any evidence of actual reduction? Are the examples used in the philosophy of science too simplistic? What has been endangered by the search for (the) ultimate truth? Has the dream of reductionist reason created any monsters?Is big science one such monster? What is the point of embedding science Y within science X, if predictions cannot be made on t Contents: Preface A Galilean Dialogue A random journey History Reductionism: the philosophical point of view Reduction in physics and philosophy Emergence A first attempt to tame complexity A short history of statistical mechanics Towards a systematic theory The paradigmatic Brownian motion Critical Phenomena Discussion From microscopic to macroscopic realities The problem of irreversibility Irreversibility and emergence From microscopic to macroscopic equations From atoms to cold fronts Concluding remarks Determinism, chaos and reductionism Ge ISBN: 9783319063614 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651) Keywords: Science Philosophy , Quantum theory Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319060804:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Recent Trends in Philosophical Logic [electronic resource] Author(s): Roberto Ciuni Heinrich Wansing Caroline Willkommen Date: 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: This volume presents recent advances in philosophical logic with chapters focusing on non-classical logics, including paraconsistent logics, substructural logics, modal logics of agency and other modal logics. The authors coverthemes such as the know ability paradox, tableaux and sequent calculi, natural deduction, definite descriptions, identity, truth, dialetheism, and possible worlds semantics. The developments presented here focus on challengingproblems in the specification of fundamental philoso phical notions, as well as presenting new techniques and tools, thereby contributing to the development of the field. Each chapter contains a bibliography, to assist the reader inmaking connections in the specific areas covered. Thus this work provides bo th a starting point for further investigations into philosophical logic and an update on advances, techniques and applications in a dynamic field. Thechapters originate from papers presented during the Trends in Logic XI conference at the Ruhr University Bochum, June 2012 Contents: Chapter 1. Semantic Defectiveness: A Dissolution of Semantic Pathology Bradley Armour Garb and James A. Woodbridge Chapter 2. Emptiness and discharge in sequent calculus and natural deduction Michael Arndt and Luca Tranchini Chapter 3. The Knowability Paradox in the light of a Logic for Pragmatics Massimiliano Carrara and Daniele Chi Chapter 4. A Dialetheic Interpretation of Classical Logic Massimiliano Carrara and Enrico Martino Chapter 5. Strongly semantic information as information about the truth Gustavo Cevolani Chapter 6. Priest's Motorbike and Tolerant Identity Pabl ISBN: 9783319060804 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Trends in Logic, Studia Logica Library, 1572-6126 : v41 Series: Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649) Keywords: Philosophy (General) , Genetic epistemology , Logic , Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319059662:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Euclid Vindicated from Every Blemish [electronic resource] : Edited and Annotated by Vincenzo De Risi. Translated by G.B. Halsted and L. Allegri Author(s): Gerolamo Saccheri Vincenzo Risi Date: 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Birkhuser Size: 1 online resource Note: This first complete English language edition of Euclides vindicatus presents a corrected and revised edition of the classical English translation of Saccheri's text by G.B. Halsted. It is complemented with a historicalintroduction on the geometrical environment of the time and a detailed commentary that helps to understand the aims and subtleties of the work. Euclides vindicatus, written by the Jesuit mathematician Gerolamo Saccheri, was publishedin Milan in 1733. In it, Saccheri attempted to reform elementary geometry in two important directions: a demonstration of the famous Parallel Postulate, and the theory of proportions. Both topics were of pivotal importance in themathematics of the time. In particular, the Parallel Postulate had escaped demon stration since the first attempts at it in the Classical Age, and several books on the topic were published in the Early Modern Age. At the same time, thetheory of proportion was the most important mathematical tool of the Galilean School in its pursuit o f the mathematization of nature. Saccheri's attempt to prove the Parallel Postulate is today considered the most importantbreakthrough in geometry in the 18th century, as he was able to develop for hundreds of pages and dozens of theorems a system in geom etry that denied the truth of the postulate (in the attempt to find a contradiction). This can beregarded as the first system of non-Euclidean geometry. Its later developments by Lambert, Bolyai, Lobachevsky and Gauss eventually opened the way to contempo rary geometry. Occupying a unique position in the literature of mathematicalhistory, Euclid Vindicated from Every Blemish will be of high interest to historians of mathematics as well as historians of philosophy interested in the development of non-Euclid ean geometries Contents: Foreword Introduction Euclides Vindicatus (original Latin text) Euclid vindicated (English translation) Notes Bibliography Appendices Index of names ISBN: 9783319059662 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Classic Texts in the Sciences : v1 Series: Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649) Keywords: Mathematics , Science History , Geometry Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319050621:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: The Beginning and the End [electronic resource] : The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective Author(s): Clment Vidal Date: 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions: Does our universe have a beginning and an end, or is it cyclic? Are we alone in the universe? What is the role of intelligent life, ifany, in cosmic evolu tion? Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary worldview where the rise of intelligent life is not an accident, but may well be the key to unlocking the universe'sdeepest mysteries. Vidal shows how the f ine-tuning controversy can be advanced with computer simulations. He also explores whether natural or artificial selection could hold on a cosmic scale. In perhaps his boldest hypothesis, heargues that signs of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations are already present in our astrophysical data. His conclusions invite us to see the meaning of life, evolution, and intelligence from a novel cosmological framework thatshould stir debate for years to come Contents: Part IOverview of Worldviews The Six Dimensions of Philosophy Criteria for Worldview Comparison Religious, Scientific and Philosophical Worldviews Part II The Beginning of the Universe Origins of the Origin Capturing Free Parameters The Fine Tuning Conjecture Part III Our Future in the Universe The Future of Scientific Simulations Cosmological Selections High Energy Astrobiology Cosmological Ethics and Immortality Appendix I: A Cosmic Evolutionary Worldview Appendix II: Argumentative Maps ISBN: 9783319050621 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: The Frontiers Collection, 1612-3018 Series: Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651) Keywords: Genetic epistemology , Astronomy Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319036687:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Carl Friedrich von Weizscker: Major Texts in Physics [electronic resource] Author(s): Michael Drieschner Date: 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: This book presents a collection of texts by the German physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizscker (1912-2007), for use in seminars on the history, epistemology and structure of physics. Most texts appear in Englishfor the first time. Weiz scker became famous through his works in physics, mainly in the early development of nuclear physics. Later he would also become well known as a philosopher and analyst of contemporary culture. Texts includethe original publications of the Weizscker-Bethe formula of nuclear masses and the Bethe-Weizscker cycle, which explains the source of energy in the sun both were developed by Bethe at the same time and independentlyof Weizscker. Further texts deal with Weizsckers explanation of the origin of planets, his explanation of the time arrow in Statistical Mechanics and his analyses of Quantum Mechanics and the structure of physics ingeneral Contents: Introduction On Elementary Transmutations in the Interior of Stars. Paper II The Formation of the Planetary System The History of Nature, Introduction The Second Law and the Difference between Past and Future A Sketch of the Unity of Physics Quantum Theory Probability and Abstract Quantum Theory The Philosophy of Alternatives Matter and Consciousness Matter, Energy, Information ISBN: 9783319036687 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice, 2194-3125 : v22 Series: Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651) Keywords: Quantum theory , Astronomy Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319021119:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: The Art of Science [electronic resource] : From Perspective Drawing to Quantum Randomness Author(s): Rossella Lupacchini Annarita Angelini Date: 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: Like linear perspective, complex numbers and probability are notable discoveries of the Renaissance. History has been quick to recognize the crucial impact of linear perspective on painting, but reluctant to acknowledge theimportance of complex numbe rs and probability. Both were treated with a great deal of suspicion by the scientific establishment and overlooked for many years. It was only in the twentieth century, when quantum theory defined the notionof complex probability amplitude, that complex numbers merged with probability and transformed the image of the physical world. From a theoretical point of view, however, the space opened to painting by linear perspective and thespace opened to science by complex numbers are equally valuable and share significant characteristics. By exploring that common ground, The Art of Science will lead the reader to complement Leonardos vision of painting as a scienceand to see science as an art. Its aim is to restore a visual dimension to mathematical sciences an element dulled, if not obscured, by historians, philosophers, and scientists themselves Contents: From Perspective Drawing to the Eighth Dimension Seeing Reality in Perspective: The Art of Optics and the Science of Painting The Role of Perspective in the Transformation of European Culture Visual DifferentialGeometry and Beltramis Hyperbolic Plane All Done by Mirrors: Symmetries, Quaternions, Spinors, and Clifford Algebras Artists & Gamblers on the Way to Quantum Physics Radices Sophisticae, Racines Imaginaires: The Origins of Complex Numbers in the Late Renaissance Random, Complex, and Quantum ISBN: 9783319021119 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649) Keywords: Mathematics , Science Philosophy , Quantum theory , Humanities Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319019611:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Alien Encounter [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel Author(s): Dirk Schulze-Makuch Date: 2014 Edition: 2nd ed. 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: It has been nearly 100 years since the Apollo moon landings, when Jack and Vladimir, two astronauts on a mission to Venus, discover a mysterious void related to indigenous life on the planet. Subsequently more voids are detectedon Earth, Mars, Titan, and, quite ominously, inside a planetoid emerging from the Kuiper belt. Jack is sent to investigate the voids in the Solar System and intercept the planetoid - which, as becomes increasingly clear, is inhabitedby alien life forms. Jack and his crew will have little time to understand their alien biochemistry, abilities, behavior patterns, resilience, and technology, but also how these life forms relate to the voids. Humankind's firstencounter with these exotic life forms couldn't be more fateful, becomin g a race against time to save life on Earth and to reveal the true nature of the voids, which seem to be intrinsically related to life and the universe itself. Inthis novel, the author combines many topics related to state-of-the-art research in the field of astrobiology with fictional elements to produce a thrilling page turner. This new version significantly develops the astrobiologicaldenouement of the plot and features an extensive non-technical appendix where the underlying science is presented and d iscussed. From the reviews of the first edition (Voids of Eternity: Alien Encounter) Here's a thrilling yarn inthe best hard SF tradition of Asimov, James Hogan, and Ben Bova, written by a scientist who knows all about the possibilities of life in the so lar system and beyond. Dirk Schulze-Makuch weaves into his book all the astrobiologicalthemes he's worked on in recent years -- speculation about creatures in the atmosphere of Venus and on and under the surface of Mars and Titan -- together with some wel l-informed Eastern philosophy and a cracking good space battle. Agreat first novel from a rising talent. Highly recommended. David Darling, on amazon.com, 2009 The research interests of Dr. Schulz Contents: Part I: The Novel Alien Encounter Part II: The Science Behind the Fiction ISBN: 9783319019611 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Science and Fiction, 2197-1188 Series: Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651) Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronomy Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319018874:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Essays on the Frontiers of Modern Astrophysics and Cosmology [electronic resource] Author(s): Santhosh Mathew Date: 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: This book is a collection of engaging and intriguing essays that describe an intellectual journey from the beginning to the end of universe. It is the product of an ongoing effort to know our place in the universe and share withreaders the underpinni ngs of the magnificent cosmos where we are given a chance to exist only very briefly. The essays incorporate a group of challenging ideas that modern physics and cosmology are struggling to understand, in a uniqueway that incorporates mythological, religi ous, and philosophical perspectives. The author relies on a simple and powerful philosophy that we are part of the universe and the universe is part of us. This wonderful collection ofessays provides a journey through the current frontiers of modern astr ophysics and cosmology. Its depiction of the most important unsolved mysteries about our place in the Universe is peppered with original insights and philosophicalperspectives, making it an intellectual treat. Avi Loeb, Professor, Harvard University Chai r, Astronomy Department Director, Institute for Theory and Computation In these essays, Santhosh Mathew combines an impressive knowledgeof physics with an eye to its connection to Eastern philosophy as well as its relevance to our life in modern times. I n his thoughtful investigation of natural phenomena and their relationship to universal philosophical truths, hetakes up where The Tao of Physics leaves off. You may well find his keen curiosity about the natural world and our place in it infectious. Car ole Bugge (C. E. Lawrence), author of Strings In this informative assemblage ofengaging essays Santhosh Mathew takes the reader on a deeply human quest for truth, a truly inspiring journey that boldly addresses the big questions of what the Universe is, how it came into being, and where it may be heading. Thisexciting adventure is as much a rich scientific history of elegant physics, mathematics, and cosmology as it is a philosophical and Contents: Genesis of Genesis Parallel Universes Once Upon a Time There Was No Time or Space Whats the Matter with Anti matter? Playing with Light Dark forces in the Universe Is This Universe Infinite? Holographic Universe Ultimate Illusion Mind Over Matter The Spooky World of Quantum Entanglement Hadron Collider Passport to the Universe Theory of Everything Are We Alone? The End of Everything ISBN: 9783319018874 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Springer Praxis Books Series: Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651) Keywords: Science Philosophy , Astronomy Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319015958:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Data Analysis, Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery [electronic resource] Author(s): Myra Spiliopoulou Lars Schmidt-Thieme Ruth Janning Date: 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: Data analysis, machine learning and knowledge discovery are research areas at the intersection of computer science, artificial intelligence, mathematics and statistics. They cover general methods and techniques that can be appliedto a vast set of app lications such as web and text mining, marketing, medicine, bioinformatics and business intelligence. This volume contains the revised versions of selected papers in the field of data analysis, machine learning andknowledge discovery presented during the 36th annual conference of the German Classification Society (GfKl). The conference was held at the University of Hildesheim (Germany) in August 2012 Contents: AREA Statistics and Data Analysis: Classifcation, Cluster Analysis, Factor Analysis and Model Selection AREA Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery: Clustering, Classifiers, Streams and Social Networks AREA Data Analysis and Classification in Marketing AREA Data Analysis in Finance AREA Data Analysis in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics AREA Interdisciplinary Domains: Data Analysis in Music, Education and Psychology LIS Workshop: Workshop on Classification and Subject Indexing in Library and Information Science ISBN: 9783319015958 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization, 1431-8814 Series: Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649) Keywords: Statistics , Data mining , Statistical methods , Mathematical statistics , Marketing , Philosophy (General) Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319007922:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Adaptive Logics for Defeasible Reasoning [electronic resource] : Applications in Argumentation, Normative Reasoning and Default Reasoning Author(s): Christian Straer Date: 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: This book presents adaptive logics as an intuitive and powerful framework for modeling defeasible reasoning. It examines various contexts in which defeasible reasoning is useful and offers a compact introduction into adaptivelogics. The author first familiarizes readers with defeasible reasoning, the adaptive logics framework, combinations of adaptive logics, and a range of useful meta-theoretic properties. He then offers a systematic study of adaptivelogics based on various applications. The book pr esents formal models for defeasible reasoning stemming from different contexts, such as default reasoning, argumentation, and normative reasoning. It highlights various meta-theoreticadvantages of adaptive logics over other logics or logical frameworks th at model defeasible reasoning. In this way the book substantiates the status of adaptive logics as a generic formal framework for defeasible reasoning Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction Part I. Adaptive Logics as a Framework for Defeasible Logics Chapter 2 The Standard Format of Adaptive Logics Chapter 3. Sequential Combinations of ALs Chapter 4. On the Transparency of Defeasible Logics: Equivalent Premise Sets, Equivalence of Their Extensions, and Maximality of the Lower Limit Chapter 5. Generalizing the Standard Format Part II. Conditional Logics of Normality Chapter 6. Adaptively Applying Modus Ponens in Conditional Logics of Normality Chapter 7. An Adaptive Logic for Rational Closure Part III. Argumentation Theory Chap ISBN: 9783319007922 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Trends in Logic, Studia Logica Library, 1572-6126 : v38 Series: Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649) Keywords: Philosophy (General) , Logic , Science Philosophy , Artificial intelligence Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319005720:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam [electronic resource] : Research, Teaching, Life Author(s): Alexander Pechenkin Date: 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: This biography of the famous Soviet physicist Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam (1889-1944), who became a Professor at Moscow State University in 1925, describes his contributions to both physics and technology, as well as discussingthe scientific communi ty which formed around him, usually called the Mandelstam school. Mandelstams life story is thereby placed in its proper cultural context. The following more general issues are taken under consideration: theimpact of German scientific culture on Russian s cience the problems and fates of Russian intellectuals during the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years the formation of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and transformation of thesystem of higher education in the USSR during the 1920's and 1930's.The a uthor shows that Mandelstams fundamental writings and his lectures notes allow to reconstruct his philosophy of science and his approach to the social andethical functions of science and science education. That reconstruction is enhanced through extensive use of hitherto unpublished archival material as well as the transcripts of personal interviews conducted by the author Contents: Foreword by E.P.Velikhov Introduction Youth and Strasbourg years The Strasbourg years: radio engineering The Strasbourg years: optics The years of traveling (1914 1925) Moscow State University (1925 1935) Research in optics (Odessa Moscow) The Mandelstam school: the early steps and results The Mandelstams school: the theory of non linear oscillations Moscow State University and the Academy of Sciences Borovoe and the last year in Moscow The Mandelstam operationalism The Mandelstam interpretation of quantum mechanics 1930 1940 ISBN: 9783319005720 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651) Keywords: Science Study and teaching , Quantum theory , Life sciences Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783319004822:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: Leniewski's Systems of Logic and Foundations of Mathematics [electronic resource] Author(s): Rafal Urbaniak Date: 2014 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer Size: 1 online resource Note: This meticulous critical assessment of the ground-breaking work of philosopher Stanislaw Leniewski focuses exclusively on primary texts and explores the full range of output by one of the master logicians of the Lvov-Warsawschool. The authors nuanced survey eschews secondary commentary, analyzing Leniewski's core philosophical views and evaluating the formulations that were to have such a profound influence on the evolution of mathematical logic. One of the undisputed leaders of the cohort of brillia nt logicians that congregated in Poland in the early twentieth century, Leniewski was a guide and mentor to a generation of celebrated analytical philosophers (Alfred Tarski washis PhD student). His primary achievement was a system of foundational mathema tical logic intended as an alternative to the Principia Mathematica of Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell. Its three strandsprotothetic,ontology, and mereology, are detailed in discrete sections of this volume, alongside a wealth other chapters g rouped to provide the fullest possible coverage of Leniewskis academic output. With material on his earlyphilosophical views, his contributions to set theory and his work on nominalism and higher-order quantification, this book offers a uniquely expansive critical commentary on one of analytical philosophys great pioneers Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2. Leniewski's early philosophical views Chapter 3. Leniewski's Protothetic Chapter 4. Leniewski's Ontology Chapter 5. Leniewski's Mereology Chapter 6. Leniewski and definitions Chapter 7. Sets revisited Chapter 8. Nominalism and higher order quantification ISBN: 9783319004822 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Trends in Logic, Studia Logica Library, 1572-6126 : v37 Series: Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649) Keywords: Philosophy (General) , Logic , Science Philosophy , Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

 Call number: SPRINGER-2014-9783034808316:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf Title: The Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic in the 1920s and 1930s in Poland [electronic resource] Author(s): Roman Murawski Date: 2014 Publisher: Basel : Springer Basel : Imprint: Birkhuser Size: 1 online resource Note: The aim of this book is to present and analyze philosophical conceptions concerning mathematics and logic as formulated by Polish logicians, mathematicians and philosophers in the 1920s and 1930s. It was a remarkable period inthe history of Polish sc ience, in particular in the history of Polish logic and mathematics. Therefore, it is justified to ask whether and to what extent the development of logic and mathematics was accompanied by a philosophicalreflection. We try to answer those questions by an alyzing both works of Polish logicians and mathematicians who have a philosophical temperament as well as their research practice. Works and philosophical views of the following Polishscientists will be analyzed: Wacaw Sierpiski, Zygmunt Janiszewski, Stef an Mazurkiewicz, Stefan Banach Hugo Steinhaus, Eustachy ylisk and Leon Chwistek, Jan ukasiewicz, Zygmunt Zawirski, Stanisaw Leniewski, TadeuszKotarbiski, Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz, Alfred Tarski, Andrzej Mostowski and Henryk Mehlberg, Jan Sleszyski, Stanisaw Zaremba and Witold Wilkosz. To indicate the background of scientists being active in the 1920s and 1930s we considerin Chapter 1 some predecessors, in particular: Jan niadecki, Jzef Maria Hoene-Wroski, Samuel Dickstein and Edward Stamm Contents: Introduction Predecessors The Polish School of Mathematics Lvov Warsaw School of Philosophy Benedykt Bornstein Cracow Centre Conclusion Biographical Notes Bibliography Index of Names ISBN: 9783034808316 Series: eBooks Series: SpringerLink Series: Science Networks. Historical Studies, 1421-6329 : v48 Series: Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649) Keywords: Mathematics , Philosophy (General) , Logic , Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Availability: Click here to see Library holdings or inquire at Circ Desk (x3401) Click to reserve this book Be sure to include your ID please. More info: Amazon.com More info: Barnes and Noble Full Text: Click here Location: ONLINE

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