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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
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Keywords: Physics , History, Ancient , Ontology , Philosophy and science , Anthropology , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Anthropology , Ontology , Ancient History
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Title:Space, Time and the Limits of Human Understanding
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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. <
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Keywords: Physics , Epistemology , Metaphysics , Gravitation , Cosmology , Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Epistemology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Cosmology , Metaphysics
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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
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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
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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.
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Keywords: Physics, Philosophy, Quantum theory
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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
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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
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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
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Science education , Cosmology , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Science Education , Cosmology
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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
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Keywords: Statistics , Economics Statistics
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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
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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
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Keywords: Science Philosophy , Quantum theory , Particle acceleration
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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
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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
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Keywords: Science Philosophy , Quantum theory
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Keywords: Mathematics , Science History , Geometry
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Title:Carl Friedrich von Weizscker: Major Texts in Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Michael Drieschner
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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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
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Keywords: Quantum theory , Astronomy
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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
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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
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronomy
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Title:Rational Reconstructions of Modern Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Peter Mittelstaedt
Date:2013
Edition:2nd ed. 2013
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Note:Newtons classical physics and its underlying ontology are loaded with several metaphysical hypotheses that cannot be justified by rational reasoning nor by experimental evidence. Furthermore, it is well known that some ofthese hypotheses are not cont ained in the great theories of Modern Physics, such as the theory of Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. This book shows that, on the basis of Newtons classical physics and by rationalreconstruction, the theory of Special Relativity as well as Quant um Mechanics can be obtained by partly eliminating or attenuating the metaphysical hypotheses. Moreover, it is shown that these reconstructions do not require additionalhypotheses or new experimental results. In the second edition the rational reconstruct ions are completed with respect to General Relativity and Cosmology. In addition, the statistics of quantum objects is elaborated in more detail withrespect to the rational reconstruction of quantum mechanics. The new material completes the approach of th e book as much as it is possible at the present state of knowledge. Presumably, the most important contribution that is added tothe second edition refers to the problem of interpretation of the three great theories of Modern Physics. It is shown in detail that in the light of rational reconstructions even realistic interpretations of the three theories ofModern Physics are possible and can easily be achieved
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Contents:Rise and Fall of Physical Theories
The Evolution of Modern Physics from the Classical World
Intuitiveness and Truth of Modern Physics
The New Approach: Reduction and Elimination of Metaphysical Hypotheses
Reconstruction of Special and General Relativity
Historical Development Versus Rational Reconstruction
Reconstruction of Special Relativity
Reconstruction of Quantum Mechanics
The Historical Development of Quantum Mechanics
The Reduction of Ontological Hypotheses
The Formal Languages of Classical Physics and of Quantum Physics
Three Constants of Nature
The
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Title:Bayesian and Frequentist Regression Methods [electronic resource]
Author(s): Jon Wakefield
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Bayesian and Frequentist Regression Methods provides a modern account of both Bayesian and frequentist methods of regression analysis. Many texts cover one or the other of the approaches, but this is the most comprehensivecombination of Bayesian and frequentist methods that exists in one place. The two philosophical approaches to regression methodology are featured here as complementary techniques, with theory and data analysis providing supplementarycomponents of the discussion. In particular, metho ds are illustrated using a variety of data sets. The majority of the data sets are drawn from biostatistics but the techniques are generalizable to a wide range of other disciplines.While the philosophy behind each approach is discussed, the book is not i deological in nature and an emphasis is placed on practical application. It is shown that, in many situations, careful application of the respective approachescan lead to broadly similar conclusions. To use this text, the reader requires a basic understan ding of calculus and linear algebra, and introductory courses in probability and statistical theory. The book is based on the author'sexperience teaching a graduate sequence in regression methods. The book website contains all of the code to reproduce all of the analyses and figures contained in the book
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Contents:Introduction
Frequentist Inference
Bayesian Inference
Linear Models
Binary Data Models
General Regression Models
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Title:Effective Theories in Physics [electronic resource] : From Planetary Orbits to Elementary Particle Masses
Author(s): James D Wells
Date:2012
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Note:There is significant interest in the Philosophy of Science community to understand the role that effective theories have in the work of forefront science. The ideas of effective theories have been implicit in science for along time, but have only bee n articulated well in the last few decades. Since Wilson's renormalization group revolution in the early 1970's, the science community has come to more fully understand its power, and by the mid-1990's ithad gained its apotheosis. It is still one of the m ost powerful concepts in science, which has direct impact in how one thinks about and formulates theories of nature. It is this power that this Brief sets out to emphasize throughhistorical analysis and current examples
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Contents:The Utility of Effective Theories
Harmonic Oscillator as an Effective Theory
Effective Theories of Classical Gravity
Effective Theories and Elementary Particle Masses
Effective Theories and Theory Choice
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Title:The Arrows of Time [electronic resource] A Debate in Cosmology
Author(s): Laura Mersini-Houghton
Rudy Vaas
Date:2012
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Note:The concept of time has fascinated humanity throughout history, and remains one of the biggest mysteries in science and philosophy. Yet a deeper understanding of nature at a fundamental level can only be achieved through acomprehension of this strang e fourth dimension. Furthermore, the origin of the universe is closely intertwined with the puzzle of time: Did time emerge at the big bang? Why does the direction of time conspire with the remarkablyordered initial state of the universe? This book addre ssesmany ofthe most important questions about time: What is time, and is it fundamental or emergent? Why is there such an arrow of time, closely related to the initial stateof the universe, and why do the cosmic, thermodynamic and other arrows agree? Thes e issues are discussed here by leading experts, and each offers a new perspective on the debate. Their contributions delve into the most difficultresearch topic in physics, also describing the latest cutting edge research on the subject. The book also off ers readers a comparison between the different outlooks of philosophy, physics and cosmology on the puzzle of time. Thisvolume is intended to be useful for research purposes, but most chapters are also accessible to a more general audience of scientifical ly educated readers looking for deeper insights.
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Contents:Introduction
The Clock Ambiguity: Implications and New Developments
Holographic Cosmology and the Arrow of Time
A Momentous Arrow of Time
The Phantom Bounce: A New Proposal for an Oscillating Cosmology
The Emergent Nature of Time and the Complex Numbers in Quantum Cosmology
The Arrow of Time in a Dark
Energy
Dominated Universe
The Problem of Time for De Sitters Spacetimes
Fundamental Loss of Quantum Coherence from Quantum Gravity
Micro
time, Macro
time, and the Pseudo
beginning of the Big Bang
Open Problems Regarding the Arrow of Time
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Title:New Essays on Leibniz Reception [electronic resource] : In Science and Philosophy of Science 1800-2000
Author(s): Ralf Krmer
Yannick Chin-Drian
Date:2012
Publisher:Basel : Springer Basel
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Note:This book is a collection of essays on the reception of Leibnizs thinking in the sciences and in the philosophy of science in the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors studied include C.F. Gauss, Georg Cantor, Kurd Lasswitz,Bertrand Russell, Ernst Cassire r, Louis Couturat, Hans Reichenbach, Hermann Weyl, Kurt Gdel and Gregory Chaitin. In addition, we consider concepts and problems central to Leibnizs thought and that of the later authors: thecontinuum, space, identity, number, the infinite and the infinit ely small, the projects of a universal language, a calculus of logic, a mathesis universalis etc. The book brings together two fields of research in the history ofphilosophy and of science (research on Leibniz, and the research concerned with some major d evelopments in the 19th and 20th centuries) it describes how Leibnizs thought appears in the works of these authors, in order to betterunderstand Leibnizs influence on contemporary science and philosophy but it also assesses that reception critically, con fronting it in particular with the current state of Leibniz research and with the various editions of hiswork
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Contents:Introduction Ralf Krmer and Yannick Chin
Drian
The idea of number from Gauss to Cantor. The Leibnizian heritage and its surpassing Philippe Sguin
The Reception of Leibnizs Logic in 19th Century German Philosophy Volker Peckhaus
Leibnizs Metaphysics as an Epistemological Obstacle to the Mathematization of Nature: the View of a Late 19th Century Neo
Kantian, Kurd Lasswitz Franoise Willmann
Peano and his School between Leibniz and Couturat: the influence in mathematics and in international language Erika Luciano
Couturats reception of Leibniz Anne
Franoise Schmid
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Title:Niels Bohr and Complementarity [electronic resource] : An Introduction
Author(s): Arkady Plotnitsky
Date:2012
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Note:This book offers a discussion of Niels Bohrs conception of complementarity, arguably his greatest contribution to physics and philosophy. By tracing Bohrs work from his 1913 atomic theory to the introduction and thenrefinement of the idea of compleme ntarity, and by explicating different meanings of complementarity in Bohr and the relationships between it and Bohrs other concepts, the book aims to offer a contained and accessible, and yetsufficiently comprehensive account of Bohrs work on complementar ity and its significance
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Contents:Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1. 1900
1962. From Planck to Bohr
Chapter 2. 1913. On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules: Quantum Jumps and Epistemological Leaps
Chapter 3. 1925. Atomic Theory and Mechanics: From the Old Quantum Theory to Heisenbergs Quantum Mechanics
Chapter 4. 1927. The Quantum Postulate and the Recent Development of Atomic Theory (The Como Lecture): Complementarity vs. Causality
Chapter 5. 1929. The Quantum of Action and the Description of Nature: New Complementarities and a New Interpretation
Ch
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Title:Elegance and Enigma [electronic resource] : The Quantum Interviews
Author(s): Maximilian Schlosshauer
Date:2011
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Note:Quantum mechanics is one of mankind's most remarkable intellectual achievements. Stunningly successful and elegant, it challenges our deepest intuitions about the world. In this book, seventeen physicists and philosophers, alldeeply concerned with un derstanding quantum mechanics, reply to Schlosshauer's penetrating questions about the central issues. They grant us an intimate look at their radically different ways of making sense of the theory'sstrangeness. What is quantum mechanics about? What is it telling us about nature? Can quantum information or new experiments help lift the fog? And where are we headed next? Everyone interested in the contemporary but oftenlongstanding conundrums of quantum theory, whether lay reader or expert, will find much food for thought in these pages. A wealth of personal reflections and anecdotes guarantee an engaging read. Participants: Guido Bacciagaluppi,Caslav Brukner, Jeffrey Bub, Arthur Fine, Christopher Fuchs, GianCarlo Ghirardi, Shelly Goldstein, Daniel Greenbe rger, Lucien Hardy, Anthony Leggett, Tim Maudlin, David Mermin, Lee Smolin, Antony Valentini, David Wallace, AntonZeilinger, and Wojciech Zurek
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Contents:First Encounters
Big Issues
My Favorite Interpretation
Quantum States
Randomness
Quantum Probabilities
The Measurement Problem
Bell's Inequalities
Quantum Information
Reconstructions
The Experiment of My Dreams
Switching Sides
Beliefs and Values
The Role of Philosophy
Unification
The Next Big Bang
Dear Oracle
Epilogue
Glossary
Index
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Title:Minkowski Spacetime: A Hundred Years Later [electronic resource]
Author(s): Vesselin Petkov
Date:2010
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:This volume is dedicated to the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of Hermann Minkowski's paper Space and Time in 1909. His work on the spacetime representation of special relativity had a huge impact on thetwentieth century physics to the extent that modern physics would be impossible without the notion of spacetime. While there is consensus on the mathematical significance of spacetime in theoretical physics, for a hundred years therehas been no consensus on the nature of spacetime itself . We owe Minkowski a clear answer to the question of the nature of spacetime -- whether it is only a mathematical space or represents a real four-dimensional world. A century afterits publication the original Minkowski paper still represents an enrichment to the physicists, especially the relativists, who read it with the intent to fully investigate the depth of Minkowski's ideas on space and time and thephysical meaning of special relativity. The volume begins with an excellent retranslation of Minkowski 's paper by Dennis Lehmkuhl, accompanied by the original German version of the article. The fourteen contributions are divided intothree parts entitled The Impact of Minkowski Spacetime on the Twentieth Century Physics from a Historical Perspective, Impli cations of Minkowski Spacetime for Theoretical Physics, and Conceptual and Philosophical Issues ofMinkowski Spacetime.
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Contents:PART I: The Impact of Minkowski Spacetime on the Twentieth Century Physics from a Historical Perspective
PART II: Implications of Minkowski Spacetime for Theoretical Physics
PART III: Conceptual and Philosophical Issues of Minkowski Spacetime
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Title:Space, Time, and Spacetime [electronic resource] : Physical and Philosophical Implications of Minkowski's Unification of Space and Time
Author(s): Vesselin Petkov
Date:2010
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Note:This volume is dedicated to the centennial anniversary of Minkowski's discovery of spacetime. It contains selected papers by physicists and philosophers on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime. The first six papers, comprisingPart I of the book, prov ide examples of the impact of Minkowski's spacetime representation of special relativity on the twentieth century physics. Part II also contains six papers which deal with implications of Minkowski's ideas forthe philosophy of space and time. The last par t is represented by two papers which explore the influence of Minkowski's ideas beyond the philosophy of space and time
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Contents:I.Minkowski's Representation of Special Relativity
Examples of Its Impact on the Twentieth Century Physics
The Minkowskian Background of Whiteheads Theory of Gravitation
The Experimental Verdict on Spacetime from Gravity Probe B
Rigidity and the Ruler Hypothesis
Minkowski Space and Quantum Mechanics
Relativity and Quantum Field Theory
Ether, the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Physics
II: Implications of Minkowski's Ideas for the Philosophy of Space and Time
Minkowskis Proper Time and the Status of the Clock Hypothesis
Why Spacetime is not a Hidden Cause: A Rea
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Title:Topics in Physical Mathematics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Kishore Marathe
Date:2010
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Note:The roots of physical mathematics can be traced back to the very beginning of man's attempts to understand nature. Indeed, mathematics and physics were part of what was called natural philosophy. Rapid growth of thephysical sciences, aided by technol ogical progress and increasing abstraction in mathematical research, caused a separation of the sciences and mathematics in the 20th century. Physicists methods were often rejected bymathematicians as imprecise, and mathematicians approach to physical the ories was not understood by the physicists. However, two fundamental physical theories, relativity and quantum theory, influenced new developments in geometry,functional analysis and group theory. The relation of Yang-Mills theory to the theory of connect ions in a fiber bundle discovered in the early 1980s has paid rich dividends to the geometric topology of low dimensional manifolds. Aimedat a wide audience, this self-contained book includes a detailed background from both mathematics and theoretical phy sics to enable a deeper understanding of the role that physical theories play in mathematics. Whilst the fieldcontinues to expand rapidly, it is not the intention of this book to cover its enormity. Instead, it seeks to lead the reader to their next point of exploration in this vast and exciting landscape
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Contents:Algebra
Topology
Manifolds
Bundles and Connections
Characteristic Classes
Theory of Fields, I: Classical
Theory of Fields, II: Quantum and Topological
YangMillsHiggs Fields
4
Manifold Invariants
3
Manifold Invariants
Knot and Link Invariants
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Keywords: Mathematics , Field theory (Physics) , Global analysis , Global differential geometry , Topology , Cell aggregation Mathematics
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Title:A Concise Introduction to Mathematical Logic [electronic resource]
Author(s): Wolfgang Rautenberg
Date:2010
Edition:3
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Note:Traditional logic as a part of philosophy is one of the oldest scientific disciplines and can be traced back to the Stoics and to Aristotle. Mathematical logic, however, is a relatively young discipline and arose from theendeavors of Peano, Frege, an d others to create a logistic foundation for mathematics. It steadily developed during the twentieth century into a broad discipline with several sub-areas and numerous applications in mathematics,informatics, linguistics and philosophy. This book treats the most important material in a concise and streamlined fashion. The third edition is a thorough and expanded revision of the former. Although the book is intended for use as agraduate text, the first three chapters can easily be read by undergraduates i nterested in mathematical logic. These initial chapters cover the material for an introductory course on mathematical logic, combined with applications offormalization techniques to set theory. Chapter 3 is partly of descriptive nature, providing a view t owards algorithmic decision problems, automated theorem proving, non-standard models including non-standard analysis, and relatedtopics. The remaining chapters contain basic material on logic programming for logicians and computer scientists, model theory , recursion theory, Gdels Incompleteness Theorems, and applications of mathematical logic. Philosophicaland foundational problems of mathematics are discussed throughout the text. Each section of the seven chapters ends with exercises some of which of imp ortance for the text itself. There are hints to most of the exercises in a separatefile Solution Hints to the Exercises which is not part of the book but is available from the authors website
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Contents:Preface
Introduction
Notation
Propositional Logic
First
Order Logic
Complete Logical Calculi
Foundations of Logical Programming
Elements of Model Theory
Incompleteness and Undecidability
On the Theory of Self
Reference
Bibliography
Index of Terms and Names
Index of Symbols
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Title:Epistemology and Probability [electronic resource] : Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrdinger, and the Nature of Quantum-Theoretical Thinking
Author(s): Arkady Plotnitsky
Date:2010
Edition:First
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Note:Quantum mechanics, discovered by Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrdinger in 1925-1926, is famous for its radical implications for our conception of physics and for our view of human knowledge in general. While these implicationshave been seen as scien tifically productive and intellectually liberating to some, Niels Bohr and Heisenberg, among them, they have been troublesome to many others, including Schrdinger and, most famously, Albert Einstein. Thesituation led to the intense debate that started in the wake of its discovery and has continued into our own time, with no end appearing to be in sight. Epistemology and Probability aims to contribute to our understanding of quantummechanics and of the reasons for its extraordinary impact by reconsidering, under the rubric of nonclassical epistemology, the nature of epistemology and probability, and their relationships in quantum theory. The book bringstogether the thought of the three figures most responsible for the rise of quantum mechanicsHeisenberg an d Schrdinger, on the physical side, and Bohr, on the philosophical sidein order to develop a deeper sense of the physical,mathematical, and philosophical workings of quantum-theoretical thinking. Reciprocally, giving a special emphasis on probability and specifically to the Bayesian concept of probability allows the book to gain new insights into thethought of these figures. The book reconsiders, from this perspective, the Bohr-Einstein debate on the epistemology of quantum physics and, in particular, off ers a new treatment of the famous experiment of Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen(EPR), and of the Bohr-Einstein exchange concerning the subject. It also addresses the relevant aspects of quantum information theory and considers the implications of its episte mological argument for higher-level quantum theories,such as quantum field theory and string and brane theories. One of the main contributions of the book is its analysis of the role of ma
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Contents:Preface
Introduction: Epistemology and Probability in Quantum Theory: Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy
Quantum Phenomena and the Double
Slit Experiment
Heisenbergs Revolutions: New Kinematics, New Mathematics, and New Philosophy
From Geometry to Algebra in Physics, with Heisenberg
Schrdingers waves: Propagation and Probability
Bohrs Como Argument: Complementarity and the Problem of Causality
From Como to Copenhagen: Renunciations
Can Quantum
Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Both Complete and Local?
Essential Ambiguity and Essent
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Title:Relativity and the Nature of Spacetime [electronic resource]
Author(s): Vesselin Petkov
Date:2009
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:The most important question that is addressed in this book is what is the nature (the ontological status) of spacetime? or, equivalently, what is the dimensionality of the world at the macroscopic level? The answer tothis question is developed via a thorough analysis of relativistic effects and explicitly asking whether the objects involved in those effects are three-dimensional or four-dimensional. This analysis clearly shows that if the world andthe physical objects were three-dimensional, none of the kinematic relativistic effects and the experimental evidence supporting them would be possible. The implications of this result for physics, philosophy, and our entire world vieware discussed. This new edition has been significantly expanded with new sections, appendices, notes and references. The arguments of the previous edition are strengthened new developments in the field are presented and integrated toyield a thoroughly convincing and clear treatment
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Contents:Introduction
On the Impossibility of Detecting Uniform Motion
Exploring the Internal Logic of Galileo's Principle of Relativity
Relativity in Euclidean Space and in Spacetime
Relativity and the Dimensionality of the World: Spacetime Is Real
Quantum Mechanics and the Nature of Spacetime
The Nature of Spacetime and the Validity of Scientific Theories
Propagation of Light in Non
inertial Reference Frames
Calculating the Electric Field of a Charge in a Non
inertial Reference Frame
Inertia as a Manifestation of the Reality of Spacetime
Appendices
References
Index
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Title:Entanglement, Information, and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Gregg Jaeger
Date:2009
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This book explores the nature of quantum entanglement and quantum information and their role in the quantum world. Their relations to a number of key experiments and thought experiments in the history of quantum physics areconsidered, as is a range o f interpretations of quantum mechanics that have been put forward as a means of understanding the fundamental nature of microphysics - the traditionally accepted domain of quantum mechanics - and in somecases, the universe as a whole. In this way, the boo k reveals the deep significance of entanglement and quantum information for our understanding of the physical world. This book is a major accomplishment and invaluable contribution --Arkady Plotnitsky An encyclopedic treatment of conceptual quantum mechan ics as seen from a very up-to-date point of view --Tom Toffoli A mine of ideas for physicists, philosophers, and all intellectuals interested in this scientificrevolution -- Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano
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Contents:Quantum Entanglement
Quantum Properties and Measurements
Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Information
Current Foundational Questions
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Keywords: Science Philosophy , Quantum theory , Quantum computing
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Title:Bohmian Mechanics [electronic resource] : The Physics and Mathematics of Quantum Theory
Author(s): Stefan Teufel
Detlef Drr
Date:2009
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Note:Bohmian Mechanics was formulated in 1952 by David Bohm as a complete theory of quantum phenomena based on a particle picture. It was promoted some decades later by John S. Bell, who, intrigued by the manifestly nonlocal structureof the theory, was le d to his famous Bell's inequalities. Experimental tests of the inequalities verified that nature is indeed nonlocal. Bohmian mechanics has since then prospered as the straightforward completion of quantummechanics. This book provides a systematic introduc tion to Bohmian mechanics and to the mathematical abstractions of quantum mechanics, which range from the self-adjointness of the Schrdinger operator to scattering theory. Itexplains how the quantum formalism emerges when Boltzmann's ideas about statistic al mechanics are applied to Bohmian mechanics. The book is self-contained, mathematically rigorous and an ideal starting point for a fundamental approachto quantum mechanics. It will appeal to students and newcomers to the field, as well as to established scientists seeking a clear exposition of the theory
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Contents:Classical Physics
Symmetry
Chance
Brownian motion
The Beginning of Quantum Theory
Schrdingers Equation
Bohmian Mechanics
The Macroscopic World
Nonlocality
The Wave Function and Quantum Equilibrium
From Physics to Mathematics
Hilbert Space
The Schrdinger Operator
Measures and Operators
Bohmian Mechanics on Scattering Theory
Epilogue
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Keywords: Science Philosophy , Functional analysis , Distribution (Probability theory) , Quantum theory , Mathematical physics , Statistical physics
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Title:David Hilbert's Lectures on the Foundations of Physics 1915-1927 [electronic resource] : Relativity, Quantum Theory and Epistemology
Author(s): Tilman Sauer
Ulrich Majer
Date:2009
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Note:Volume 5 has three parts, dealing with General Relativity, Epistemological Issues, and Quantum Mechanics. The core of the first part is Hilberts two semester lecture course on The Foundations of Physics (1916/17). Thisis framed by Hilberts published First and Second Communications on the Foundations of Physics (1915, 1917) and by a selection of documents dealing with more specific topics like The Principle of Causality or alecture on the new concepts of space and time held in Bucharest in 1918. The e pistemological issues concern the intricate relation between nature and mathematical knowledge, in particular the question of irreversibility and objectivity(1921) as well as the subtle question whether what Hilbert calls the world equations are physicall y complete (1923). The last part deals with quantum theory in its early, advanced and mature stages. Hilbert held lecture courseson the mathematical foundations of quantum theory twice, before and after the breakthrough in 1926. These documents bear witne ss to one of the most dramatic changes in the foundations of science
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Contents:Mitteilungen
The Foundations of Physics: The Lectures (19161917)
The Foundations of Physics: Specific Topics (1915?1918)
Epistemological Questions of Physics (1921 and 1923)
Lectures on Radiation and Quantum Theory (1912)
Lectures on Quantum Theory (192223 and 192627)
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Title:Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle [electronic resource] : Essays in Honour of Abner Shimony
Author(s): Wayne C Myrvold
Joy Christian
Date:2009
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:In July 2006, a major international conference was held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada, to celebrate the career and work of a remarkable man of letters. Abner Shimony, who is well known for hispioneering contributions to f oundations of quantum mechanics, is a physicist as well as a philosopher, and is highly respected among the intellectuals of both communities. In line with Shimonys conviction that philosophicalinvestigation is not to be divorced from theoretical and empi rical work in the sciences, the conference brought together leading theoretical physicists, experimentalists, as well as philosophers. This book collects twenty-threeoriginal essays stemming from the conference, on topics including history and methodology of science, Bell's theorem, probability theory, the uncertainty principle, stochastic modifications of quantum mechanics, and relativity theory.It ends with a transcript of a fascinating discussion between Lee Smolin and Shimony, ranging over the entire spectrum of Shimony's wide-ranging contributions to philosophy, science, and philosophy of science
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Contents:Passion at a Distance
Philosophy, Methodology and History
Balancing Necessity and Fallibilism: Charles Sanders Peirce on the Status of Mathematics and its Intersection with the Inquiry into Nature
Newton's Methodology
Whitehead's Philosophy and Quantum Mechanics (QM)
Bohr and the Photon
Bell's Theorem and Nonlocality
Extending the Concept of an Element of Reality to Work with Inefficient Detectors
A General Proof of Nonlocality without Inequalities for Bipartite States
On the Separability of Physical Systems
Bell Inequalities: Many Questions, a Few Answers
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Keywords: Science Philosophy , Quantum theory
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Title:Towards Mathematical Philosophy [electronic resource] : Papers from the Studia Logica conference Trends in Logic IV
Author(s): David Makinson
Jacek Malinowski
Heinrich Wansing
Date:2009
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Note:This volume contains a collection of articles applying methods of logic or, more generally, of mathematics to solve problems, some of which come from logic itself, others from other sciences. Its range of subjects is far fromcomplete, but broadly rep resentative. The first group of papers in this volume consists of contributions to pure and applied modal logic. The problems discussed here range from the structure of lattices of normal and other modalpropositional logics to modal proof theory and to th e semantics of quantified modal logic. The second group of papers deals with Many-valued logics - an extensive domain of strictly logical investigations rooting in philosophicalquestions concerning the nature of logical values. Logical investigations in c ognitive science have successfully utilized methods and systems of belief revision, non-monotonic logic and dynamic epistemic logic. Towards MathematicalPhilosophy deals with focal issues of belief revision. The volume concludes with contributions which m ay be seen to belong to the field of formal epistemology, the area applying logical, probabilistic, game-theoretic and other formalmethods to problems and issues in epistemology and philosophy of science, such as those concerning anti-realism, skepticism, theory comparison and theory choice, justification, sources of knowledge and learning theories
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Contents:From Logic to Mathematical Philosophy David Makinson, Jacek Malinowski, Heinrich Wansing
Commutativity of Quantifiers in Varying
Domain Kripke Models Rob Goldblatt, Ian Hodkinson
The Method of Tree
hypersequents for Modal Propositional Logic Francesca Poggiolesi
All Splitting Logics in the Lattice NExt(KTB) Tomasz Kowalski, Yukata Miyazaki
A Temporal Logic of Normative Systems Thomas gotnes, Wiebe van der Hoek, Juan A. Rodrguez
Aguilar, Carles Sierra, Michael Wooldridge
Reasoning with Justifications Melvin Fitting
Monotone Relations, Fixed Points, and Recursive Defi
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Keywords: Mathematics , Logic , Computer science , Algebra , Logic, Symbolic and mathematical , Computational linguistics
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Title:Relativity and the Dimensionality of the World [electronic resource]
Author(s): Vesselin Petkov
Date:2007
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Note:All physicists would agree that one of the most fundamental problems of the 21st century physics is the dimensionality of the world. In the four-dimensional world of Minkowski (or Minkowski spacetime) the most challenging problemis the nature of the temporal dimension. In Minkowski spacetime it is merely one of the four dimensions, which means that it is entirely given like the other three spacial dimensions. If the temporal dimension were not given in itsentirety and only one constantly changing mom ent of it existed, Minkowski spacetime would be reduced to the ordinary three-dimensional space. But if the physical world, represented by Minkowski spacetime, is indeed four-dimensionalwith time being the fourth dimension, then such a world is drasticall y different from its image based on our perceptions. Minkowski four-dimensional world is a block Universe, a frozen world in which nothing happens since all momentsof time are given at once', which means that physical bodies are four-dimensional worldtube s containing the whole histories in time of the three-dimensional bodies of our everyday experience. The implications of a real Minkowskiworld for physics itself and especially for our world view are enormous. The main focus of this volume is the question : is spacetime nothing more than a mathematical space (which describes the evolution in time of the ordinarythree-dimensional world) or is it a mathematical model of a real four-dimensional world with time entirely given as the fourth dimension? It contai ns fourteen invited papers which either directly address the main question of the natureof spacetime or explore issues related to it. Audience Physicists and philosophers
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Contents:The Meaning of Dimensions
Some Remarks on the Space
Time of Newton and Einstein
The Adventures of Space
Time
Physics in the Real Universe: Time and Space
Time
The Real World and Space
Time
Four
dimensional Reality and Determinism an Answer to Stein
Relativity, Dimensionality, and Existence
Canonical Relativity and the Dimensionality of the World
Relativity Theory Does Not Imply that the Future Already Exists: A Counterexample
Absolute Being versus Relative Becoming
An Argument for 4D Block World from a Geometric Interpretation of Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics
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Title:Reliability, Life Testing and the Prediction of Service Lives [electronic resource] : For Engineers and Scientists
Author(s): Sam C Saunders
Date:2007
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Note:This book is intended for students and practitioners who have had a calculus-based statistics course and who have an interest in safety considerations such as reliability, strength, and duration-of-load or service life. Manypersons studying statistic al science will be employed professionally where the problems encountered are obscure, what should be analyzed is not clear, the appropriate assumptions are equivocal, and data are scant. Yet tutorial problemsof this nature are virtually never encountered in coursework. In this book there is no disclosure with many of the data sets what type of investigation should be made or what assumptions are to be used. Most reliability practitionerswill be employed where personal interaction between disciplines is a necessity. A section is included on communication skills to facilitate model selection and formulation based on verifiable assumptions, rather than favorableconclusions. However, whether the answer is right can never be ascertained. Past and current appl ications of stochastic modeling to life-length can only be a guide for future adaptations under different conditions, with newmaterials in unknown usages. This book unifies the study of cumulative-damage distributions, namely, Wald and Tweedie (i.e., inve rse-Gaussian and its reciprocal) with fatigue-life. These distributions are most useful when thecoefficient-of-variation is more appropriate than is the variance as a measure of dispersion. It is shown, uniquely, that the same hyperbolic-sine transformati on of each life length variate has a Chi-square one-df distribution. Thisproperty is useful in the sample statistics. These IHRA distributions realistically model life-length, strength or duration of load under linear cumulative damage and can be combined as approximations in non-linear situations. Sam C.Saunders has served as a research engineer for 17 years at the Boeing Scientific Research Laboratories, 20 years as a consultant to the Advisory Co
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Contents:Requistites
Elements of Reliability
Partitions And Selection
Coherent Systems
Applicable Life Distributions
Philosophy, Science and Sense
Non
Parametric Life Estimators
Weibull Analysis
Data: Diagnose and Consult
Cumulative Damage Distributions
Analysis of Dispersion
Damage Processes
Service Life of Structures
Strength and Durability
Maintenance of Systems
Mathematical Appendix
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Keywords: Computer science , Operating systems (Computers) , Distribution (Probability theory) , Statistics , System safety
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Title:Superior Beings If They Exist How Would We Know? [electronic resource] : Game-Theoretic Implications of Omniscience, Omnipotence, Immortality, and Incomprehensibility
Author(s): Steven J Brams
Date:2007
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Note:The central question posed in this book is: If there existed a superior being who possessed the supernatural qualities of omniscience, omnipotence, immortality, and incomprehensibility, how would he/she act differently from us?The mathematical theory of games is used to define each of these qualities, and different assumptions about the rules of play in several theological games that might be played between ordinary human beings and superior beings like Godare posited. Implications of these definitio ns and assumptions are developed and used to explore such questions as: are God's superior powers compatible with human free will? Can they be reconciled with the problem of evil in theworld? In what situation is God's existence decidable in gamelike rela tionships He migh have with us? By endowing omniscience/omnipotence/immortality/incomprehensibility with unambiguous meanings, the author shows how game theorycan help breathe life into questions that have been dismissed too quickly simply because they ar e metaphysical--outside the world of experience. Thereby he clarifies the structure of our thought about an ultimate reality, whether ornot it is viewed as religious. Reviews from the first edition: [Brams's] arguments, some of them quite complicated, are presented clearly and enough background information is given to enable the non-expert in game theory to followwhat is going on. - H.N.V. Temperley, Nature (March, 1984) Superior Beings is an extraordinary book... He [Brams] uses strikingly simple models and generally transparent logic to make some surprising inferences about superiority.His inquiry is carried out with great inventiveness and care, and his book is highly recommended to those interested in religion, philosophy, and the contribution of logi cal analysis. - D. Marc Kilgur, American Scientist (1984)Brams has performed a service in deominstrating that rational analysis need not stop where issues involving faith and emotion begin. - Pe
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Contents:Preface
Preface from First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
List of Figures
Introduction
The Rationality of Belief in a Superior Being
Omniscience and Partial Omniscience
The Paradox of Omniscience and the Theory of Moves
Omnipotence: Moving and Staying Power
Immortality and Incomprehensibility
Superior Beings: They May be Undecidable
Appendix
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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Keywords: Science (General) , Genetic epistemology , Mathematics , Economics, Mathematical
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Title:Reading Bohr: Physics and Philosophy [electronic resource]
Author(s): Arkady Plotnitsky
Date:2006
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Note:Reading Bohr: Physics and Philosophy offers a new perspective on Niels Bohr's interpretation of quantum mechanics as complementarity, and on the relationships between physics and philosophy in Bohr's work, which has had momentoussignificance for our understanding of quantum theory and of the nature of knowledge in general. Philosophically, the book reassesses Bohr's place in the Western philosophical tradition, from Kant and Hegel on. Physically, itreconsiders the main issues at stake in the Bohr-Ein stein confrontation and in the ongoing debates concerning quantum physics. It also devotes greater attention than in most commentaries on Bohr to the key developments andtransformations of his thinking concerning complementarity. Most significant among th em were those that occurred, first, under the impact of Bohr's exchanges with Einstein and, second, under the impact of developments in quantum theoryitself, both quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. The importance of quantum field theory for Bohr' s thinking has not been adequately addressed in the literature on Bohr, to the considerable detriment to our understanding of thehistory of quantum physics. Filling this lacuna is one of the main contributions of the book, which also enables us to show wh y quantum field theory compels us to move beyond Bohr without, however, simply leaving him behind. Audience:While the book will be of particular interest to physicists, philosophers and historians of science, it is also aimed at a broader audience, especi ally graduate and undergraduate students, whom this book will help to develop a greaterappreciation of Bohr, physics, and philosophy
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ISBN:9781402052545
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Keywords: Science Philosophy , Quantum theory , Physics History
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Title:A Concise Introduction to Mathematical Logic [electronic resource]
Author(s): Wolfgang Rautenberg
Date:2006
Edition:2
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Traditional logic as a part of philosophy is one of the oldest scientific disciplines. Mathematical logic, however, is a relatively young discipline and arose from the endeavors of Peano, Frege, Russell and others to create alogistic foundation for m athematics. It steadily developed during the 20th century into a broad discipline with several sub-areas and numerous applications in mathematics, informatics, linguistics and philosophy. While there arealready several well-known textbooks on mathematical logic, this book is unique in that it is more concise than most others the material is treated in a streamlined fashion. This allows the lecturer to select the material for aone-semester course on a topic more easily. Although the book is intended for us e as a graduate text, the first three chapters could be understood by undergraduates interested in mathematical logic. These initial chapters cover justthe material for an introductory course on mathematical logic combined with the necessary material from set theory. Chapter 3 is partly of a descriptive nature, providing a view towards decision problems, automated theorem proving,non-standard models and related subjects. The other chapters contain material on logic programming for computer scientists, mod el theory, recursion theory, Gdel's Incompleteness Theorems, and applications of mathematical logic.Philosophical and foundational problems of mathematics are discussed where appropriate. The author has provided exercises for each section, as well as hint s or even complete solutions to most exercises at the end of the book. From theforeword, written by Lev Beklemishev: a well-written introduction to this beautiful and coherent subject. It contains classical material such as logical calculi, beginnings of model theory, and Gdels incompleteness theorems,as well as some topics motivated by applications, such as a chapter on logic programming. The author has taken great care to make the expositi
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Contents:Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Notation
Propositional Logic
Predicate Logic
Gdels Completeness Theorem
The Foundations of Logic Programming
Elements of Model Theory
Incompleteness and Undecidability
On the Theory of Self
Reference
Hints to the Exercises
Literature
Index of Terms and Names
Index of Symbols
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Title:18 Unconventional Essays on the Nature of Mathematics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Reuben Hersh
Date:2006
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Advance praise for 18 Unconventional Essays on the Nature of Mathematics: I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book does not treat mathematics as dessicated formal logic but as a living organism, immediatelyrecognizable to any working mathema tician. - Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh A wonderful collection of essays on the philosophy of mathematics, some by mathematicians, others by philosophers, and all having significantthings to say. Most readers will be informed, some will be i nfuriated, but all will be stimulated. - John H. Conway, John von Neumann Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University This startling new collection ofessays edited by Reuben Hersh contains frank facts and opinions from leading mathematici ans, philosophers, sociologists, cognitive scientists, and even an anthropologist. Each essay provides a challenging and thought-provoking look atrecent advances in the philosophy of mathematics, demonstrating the possibilities of thinking fresh, sticking close to actual practice, and fearlessly letting go of standard shibboleths. The following essays are included: * AlfredRenyi: Socratic Dialogue * Carlo Cellucci: Filosofia e Matematica, introduction * William Thurston: On Proof and Progress in Mathemati cs * Andrew Aberdein: The Informal Logic of Mathematical Proof * Yehuda Rav: Philosophical Problemsof Mathematics in Light of Evolutionary Epistemology * Brian Rotman: Towards a Semiotics of Mathematics * Donald Mackenzie: Computers and the Sociology of M athematical Proof * Terry Stanway: From G.H.H. and Littlewood to XML and Maple:Changing Needs and Expectations in Mathematical Knowledge Management * Rafael Nunez: Do Numbers Really Move? * Timothy Gowers: Does Mathematics Need a Philosophy? * Jody Azzoun i: How and Why Mathematics is a Social Practice *Gian-Carlo Rota: The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics Upon Philosophy * Jack Schwartz: The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics on Science * Alfons
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Contents:Introduction by Reuben Hersh
A. Renyi: Socratic Dialogue
C. Celluci: Filosofia e Matematica, introduction
W. Thurston: On Proof and Progress in Mathematics
A. Aberdein: The Informal Logic of Mathematical Proof
Y. Rav: Philosophical Problems of Mathematics in Light of Evolutionary Epistemology
B. Rotman: Towards a Semiotics of Mathematics
D. Mackenzie: Computers and the Sociology of Mathematical Proof
T. Stanway: From G.H.H. and Littlewood to XML and Maple: Changing Needs and Expectations in Mathematical Knowledge Management
R. Nunez: Do Numbers Really Move?
T. Gower
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Title:Relativity and the Nature of Spacetime [electronic resource]
Author(s): Vesselin Petkov
Date:2005
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:The most important question that is addressed in this book is what is the nature (the ontological status) of spacetime? or, equivalently, what is the dimensionality of the world at the macroscopic level? The answer tothis question is developed via a thorough analysis of relativistic effects and explicitly asking whether the objects involved in those effects are three-dimensional or four-dimensional. This analysis clearly shows that if the world andthe physical objects were three-dimensional, none of the kinematic relativistic effects and the experimental evidence supporting them would be possible. The implications of this result for physics, philosophy, and our entire world vieware discussed
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Contents:Introduction
On the Impossibility of Detecting Uniform Motion
Exploring the Internal Logic of Galileo's Principle of Relativity
Relativity in Euclidean Space and in Spacetime
Relativity and the Dimensionality of the World: Spacetime Is Real
Quantum Mechanics and the Nature of Spacetime
The Nature of Spacetime and the Validity of Scientific Theories
Propagation of Light in Non
inertial Reference Frames
Calculating the Electric Field of a Charge in a Non
inertial Reference Frame
Inertia as a Manifestation of the Reality of Spacetime
Appendices
References
Index
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Keywords: Mathematical physics , Relativity (Physics)
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Title:The Scientist as Philosopher [electronic resource] Philosophical Consequences of Great Scientific Discoveries
Author(s): Friedel Weinert
Date:2005
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Note:How do major scientific discoveries reshape their originators, and our own, sense of reality and concept of the physical world? The Scientist as Philosopher explores the interaction between physics and philosophy. Clearlywritten and well illustrated, the book first places the scientist-philosophers in the limelight as we learn how their great scientific discoveries forced them to reconsider the time-honored notions with which science had described thenatural world. Then, the book explains that what w e understand by nature and science have undergone fundamental conceptual changes as a result of the discoveries of electromagnetism, thermodynamics and atomic structure. Even moredramatically, the quantum theory and special theory of relativity questioned traditional assumptions about causation and the passage of time. The author concludes that the dance between science and philosophy is an evolutionaryprocess, which will keep them forever entwined
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Contents:The Philosopher Scientist
The Concept of Nature
Physical Understanding
The Scientist Philosopher
The Block Universe
Causation and Determinism
Conclusion
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Title:Mathematics and the Historians Craft [electronic resource] : The Kenneth O. May Lectures
Author(s): Glen Brummelen
Michael Kinyon
Date:2005
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Note:Kenneth Ownsworth May (1915-1977) was a brilliant and influential mathematician, historian, and educator who founded the journal Historia Mathematica as well as the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics.He viewed the practice of the history of mathematics as a unique melding of the crafts of mathematician and historian. This entails sensitivity to the mathematical content of the subject and to the various contexts in which it can beunderstood. Mathematical practitioners, for pedagogical reasons or to contextualize their own work, tend to focus on finding the antecedents for current mathematical theories in a search for how particular subdisciplines and resultscame to be as they are today. On the other hand, historians of math ematics bypass the current state of affairs, and are more interested in questions that bear on the changing nature of the discipline itself. The papers contained inthis volume exhibit 12 outstanding examples of historians approaching their craft in distin ct ways, yet consistent with Kenneth May's vision. Each paper is based on a keynote address, known as the Kenneth O. May Lecture, delivered atthe annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics. This volume includes th e following contributions: * Ivor Grattan-Guinness, History or Heritage? An Important Distinction in Mathematics and forMathematics Education * Alexander Jones, Ptolemy's Mathematical Models and their Meaning * Jim Bennett, Mathematics, Instruments and Na vigation, 1600-1800 * Judith Grabiner, Was Newton's Calculus a Dead End? The Continental Influenceof MacLaurin's Treatise of Fluxions * Rdiger Thiele, The Mathematics and Science of Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) * Thomas Archibald and Louis Charbonneau, Math ematics in Canada before 1945: A Preliminary Survey * Karen Parshall, TheEmergence of the American Mathematical Research Community * Volker Peckhaus, 19th-Century Logic Between Philosophy and Mathemat
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Contents:Preface
Introduction: The Birth and Growth of a Community by Amy Shell
Gellasch
History or Heritage? An Important Distinction in Mathematics and for Mathematics Education, by Ivor Grattan
Guinness
Ptolemys Mathematical Models and their Meaning, by Alexander Jones
Mathematics, Instruments and Navigation, 1600
1800, by Jim Bennett
Was Newtons Calculus a Dead End? The Continental Influence of Maclaurins Treatise of Fluxions, by Judith V. Grabiner
The Mathematics and Science of Leonhard Euler (1707
1783), by Ruediger Thiele
Mathematics in Canada before 1945: A Prelimi
ISBN:9780387282725
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Title:Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics
Author(s): Henry P Stapp
Date:2004
Edition:Second Edition
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Contents:1 ... and then a Miracle Occurs -- 2 A Quantum Theory of Consciousness -- 3 The Copenhagen Interpretation -- 4 Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics -- 5 Quantum Propensities and the Brain-Mind Connection -- 6 A Quantum Theory of the
Mind-Brain Interface -- 7 Mind, Matter, and Pauli -- 8 Choice and Meaning in the Quantum Universe -- 9 Future Achievements to Be Gained through Science -- 10 A Quantum Conception of Man -- 11 Quantum Theory and the Place of Mind in
Nature -- 12 Neuroscience, Atomic Physics, and the Human Person -- 13 Societal Ramifications of the New Scientific Conception of Human Beings -- A Mathematical Model -- Further References
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Title:Experts in Science and Society
Author(s):
Date:2004
Publisher:Boston, MA : Springer US
Size:1 online resource (314 p.)
Note:10.1007/b105826
Contents:Political Systems and the Experts They Support -- Scientists as Expert Advisors: Science Cultures Versus National Cultures? -- Experts’ Discourses as Judicial Drama or Bureaucratic Coordination: Family Debate in the United States and
Germany -- The Integration of Social Science Expertise Into the Political Process: Did It Actually Happen? -- Socialist Legal Experts: A New Profession? -- Who Is Called Upon as Expert? -- Folklore Protection in Australia: Who Is
Expert in Aboriginal Tradition? -- The Humane Expert: The Crisis of Modern Medicine During the Weimar Republic -- Expertise Not Wanted: The Case of the Criminal Law -- Air Pollution Control: Who Are the Experts? -- Experts, Redefined
-- The Philosopher as Coach -- Who Decides the Worth of an Arm and a Leg? Assessing the Monetary Value of Nonmonetary Damage -- The Expert in a Historical Context: The Case of Venetian Politics -- Innovative Representations -- Mapping
Urban Nature: Bio-Ecological Expertise and Urban Planning -- How to Improve the Diagnostic Inferences of Medical Experts -- Statistical Scientific Evidence and Expertise in the Courtroom -- The Authority of Representations
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Keywords: Physics , Science , Philosophy and science , Science , Sociology , Clinical psychology , Physics , Societal Aspects of Physics , Science, general , Sociology, general , Clinical Psychology , Philosophy of Science
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Title:Philosophy of Arithmetic Psychological and Logical Investigations with Supplementary Texts from 1887–1901
Author(s): Edmund Husserl
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (515 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-010-0060-4
Contents:First Part: The Authentic Concepts of Multiplicity, Unity and Number -- I: The Origination of the Concept of Multiplicity through that of the Collective Combination -- II: Critical Developments -- III: The Psychological Nature ot the
Collective Combination -- IV: Analysis of the Concept of Number in Terms of its Origin and Content -- V: The realations “More” AND “Less” -- VI: The Definition of Number-Equity through the Concept of Reciprocal One-tO- One Correlation
-- VII: Definition of Number in Terms of Equivalence -- VIII: Discussions Concerning Unity and Multiplicity -- IX: The Sense of the Statement of Numbers -- Second Part: The Symbolic Number Concepts And The Logical Sources Of Cardinal
Arithmetic -- X: Operations on Numbers and the Authentic Number Concepts -- XI: Symbolic Representations of Multiplicities -- XII: The Symbolic Representations of Numbers -- XIII: The Logical Sources of Arithmetic -- Supplementary
Texts (1887–1901) -- A. Original Version of the Text through Chapter IV: ON the Concept of Number: Psychological Analyses -- B. Essays
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Keywords: Mathematics , Modern philosophy , Phenomenology , History , Number theory , Mathematics , Number Theory , Phenomenology , History of Mathematical Sciences , Modern Philosophy
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Title:Time, Quantum and Information
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Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (454 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-10557-3
Contents:I Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and His Role in the Physics of the 20th Century -- Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and The Kaiser Wilhelm/Max Planck Society -- The Role of the Physicist in the Nuclear Age -- “The Atomic Bomb Reveals the
Political Responsibility of Science” -- On the Unfathomableness of Consciousness by Consciousness -- II Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Contributions to Nuclear and Astrophysics and Their Impact on the Development of Physics --
Introduction: From the Atomic Nucleus to Cosmic Vortex Systems -- The Origins of Nuclear Physics and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Semi-Empirical Mass Formula -- Thermonuclear Processes in Stars and Stellar Neutrinos -- Comets:
Fascinating Cosmic Objects -- The Spectrum of Turbulence -- From Dust Disks to Planetary Systems -- III The Unity of Nature and the Nature of Time -- Science and Its Relation to Nature in C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Natural Philosophy --
C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Philosophy of Science and the Nature of Time -- What Is Missing? — The Fundamental Role of Time in C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Conception of Physics and Some Insights from Modern Neuroscience -- Irreversibility via
Semichaos -- Remarks on Fractional Time -- The Dynamics of Modelling -- IV The Structure of Quantum Theory and Its Interpretation -- An Introduction to Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Program for a Reconstruction of Quantum Theory --
Interpreting Quantum Mechanics — in the Light of Quantum Logic -- On the Interpretation of Quantum Theory — from Copenhagen to the Present Day -- Epistemic and Ontic Quantum Realities -- Information and Fundamental Elements of the
Structure of Quantum Theory -- Multiple Quantization in Fock Space -- V The Ur-Hypothesis and Its Implications for Particle Physics and Cosmology -- The Ur-Hypothesis -- The Momentum Eigenstates and the Lorentz-Invariant State -- C.F.
von Weizsäcker’s Reconstruction of Physics: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow -- The Operational Structure of Spacetime -- Ur Theory and Space-Time Structure -- Weizsäcker’s Ur Theory — A Cosmological Point of View -- Ur Theory and
Cosmological Phase Transition -- Phase Transitions in an Expanding Universe: Paul Roman’s Models and Some Remarks on Entropy -- C. F. von Weizsäcker: Biographical Data and Selected Bibliography in Physics -- The Authors
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Title:Computability and Models Perspectives East and West
Author(s): S. Barry Cooper
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (375 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-0755-0
Contents:Truth-Table Complete Computably Enumerable Sets -- Completeness and Universality of Arithmetical Numberings -- Algebraic Properties of Rogers Semilattices of Arithmetical Numberings -- Isomorphism Types and Theories of Rogers
Semilattices of Arithmetical Numberings -- Computability over Topological Structures -- Incomputability In Nature -- Gems in the Field of Bounded Queries -- Finite End Intervals in Definable Quotients of ? -- A Tour of Robust Learning
-- On Primitive Recursive Permutations -- On Self-Embeddings of Computable Linear Orders -- Definable Relations on the Computably Enumerable Degrees -- Quasi-Degrees of Recursively Enumerable Sets -- Positive Structures -- Local
Properties of the Non-Total Enumeration Degrees
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Keywords: Mathematics , Philosophy , Computers , Computer science , Mathematical logic , Mathematics , Mathematical Logic and Foundations , Theory of Computation , Philosophy, general , Mathematics of Computing , Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science
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Title:The Topos of Music Geometric Logic of Concepts, Theory, and Performance
Author(s): Guerino Mazzola
Date:2002
Size:1 online resource (1344 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-0348-8141-8
Contents:I Introduction and Orientation -- 1 What is Music About? -- 1.1 Fundamental Activities -- 1.2 Fundamental Scientific Domains -- 2 Topography -- 2.1 Layers of Reality -- 2.1.1 Physical Reality -- 2.1.2 Mental Reality -- 2.1.3
Psychological Reality -- 2.2 Molino’s Communication Stream -- 2.2.1 Creator and Poietic Level -- 2.2.2 Work and Neutral Level -- 2.2.3 Listener and Esthesic Level -- 2.3 Semiosis -- 2.3.1 Expressions -- 2.3.2 Content -- 2.3.3 The
Process of Signification -- 2.3.4 A Short Overview of Music Semiotics -- 2.4 The Cube of Local Topography -- 2.5 Topographical Navigation -- 3 Musical Ontology -- 3.1 Where is Music? -- 3.2 Depth and Complexity -- 4 Models and
Experiments in Musicology -- 4.1 Interior and Exterior Nature -- 4.2 What Is a Musicological Experiment? -- 4.3 Questions—Experiments of the Mind -- 4.4 New Scientific Paradigms and Collaboratories -- II Navigation on Concept Spaces --
5 Navigation -- 5.1 Music in the EncycloSpace -- 5.2 Receptive Navigation -- 5.3 Productive Navigation -- 6 Denotators -- 6.1 Universal Concept Formats -- 6.1.1 First Naive Approach To Denotators -- 6.1.2 Interpretations and Comments
-- 6.1.3 Ordering Denotators and ‘Concept Leafing’ -- 6.2 Forms -- 6.2.1 Variable Addresses -- 6.2.2 Formal Definition -- 6.2.3 Discussion of the Form Typology -- 6.3 Denotators -- 6.3.1 Formal Definition of a Denotator -- 6.4
Anchoring Forms in Modules -- 6.4.1 First Examples and Comments on Modules in Music -- 6.5 Regular and Circular Forms -- 6.6 Regular Denotators -- 6.7 Circular Denotators -- 6.8 Ordering on Forms and Denotators -- 6.8.1 Concretizations
and Applications -- 6.9 Concept Surgery and Denotator Semantics -- III Local Theory -- 7 Local Compositions -- 7.1 The Objects of Local Theory -- 7.2 First Local Music Objects -- 7.2.1 Chords and Scales -- 7.2.2 Local Meters and Local
Rhythms -- 7.2.3 Motives -- 7.3 Functorial Local Compositions -- 7.4 First Elements of Local Theory -- 7.5 Alterations Are Tangents -- 7.5.1 The Theorem of Mason—Mazzola -- 8 Symmetries and Morphisms -- 8.1 Symmetries in Music -- 8.1.1
Elementary Examples -- 8.2 Morphisms of Local Compositions -- 8.3 Categories of Local Compositions -- 8.3.1 Commenting the Concatenation Principle -- 8.3.2 Embedding and Addressed Adjointness -- 8.3.3 Universal Constructions on Local
Compositions -- 8.3.4 The Address Question -- 8.3.5 Categories of Commutative Local Compositions -- 9 Yoneda Perspectives -- 9.1 Morphisms Are Points -- 9.2 Yoneda’s Fundamental Lemma -- 9.3 The Yoneda Philosophy -- 9.4 Understanding
Fine and Other Arts -- 9.4.1 Painting and Music -- 9.4.2 The Art of Object-Oriented Programming -- 10 Paradigmatic Classification -- 10.1 Paradigmata in Musicology, Linguistics, and Mathematics -- 10.2 Transformation -- 10.3 Similarity
-- 10.4 Fuzzy Concepts in the Humanities -- 11 Orbits -- 11.1 Gestalt and Symmetry Groups -- 11.2 The Framework for Local Classification -- 11.3 Orbits of Elementary Structures -- 11.3.1 Classification Techniques -- 11.3.2 The Local
Classification Theorem -- 11.3.3 The Finite Case -- 11.3.4 Dimension -- 11.3.5 Chords -- 11.3.6 Empirical Harmonic Vocabularies -- 11.3.7 Self-addressed Chords -- 11.3.8 Motives -- 11.4 Enumeration Theory -- 11.4.1 Pólya and de Bruijn
Theory -- 11.4.2 Big Science for Big Numbers -- 11.5 Group-theoretical Methods in Composition and Theory -- 11.5.1 Aspects of Serialism -- 11.5.2 The American Tradition -- 11.6 Esthetic Implications of Classification -- 11.6.1
Jakobson’s Poetic Function -- 11.6.2 Motivic Analysis: Schubert/Stolberg “Lied auf dem Wasser zu singen...” -- 11.6.3 Composition: Mazzola/Baudelaire “La mort des artistes” -- 11.7 Mathematical Reflections on Historicity in Music --
11.7.1 Jean-Jacques Nattiez’ Paradigmatic Theme -- 11.7.2 Groups as a Parameter of Historicity -- 12 Topological Specialization -- 12.1 What Ehrenfels Neglected -- 12.2 Topology -- 12.2.1 Metrical Comparison -- 12.2.2 Specialization
Morphisms of Local Compositions -- 12.3 The Problem of Sound Classification -- 12.3.1 Topographic Determinants of Sound Descriptions -- 12.3.2 Varieties of Sounds -- 12.3.3 Semiotics of Sound Classification -- 12.4 Making the Vague
Precise -- IV Global Theory -- 13 Global Compositions -- 13.1 The Local-Global Dichotomy in Music -- 13.1.1 Musical and Mathematical Manifolds -- 13.2 What Are Global Compositions? -- 13.2.1 The Nerve of an Objective Global Composition
-- 13.3 Functorial Global Compositions -- 13.4 Interpretations and the Vocabulary of Global Concepts -- 13.4.1 Iterated Interpretations -- 13.4.2 The Pitch Domain: Chains of Thirds, Ecclesiastical Modes, Triadic and Quaternary Degrees
-- 13.4.3 Interpreting Time: Global Meters and Rhythms -- 13.4.4 Motivic Interpretations: Melodies and Themes -- 14 Global Perspectives -- 14.1 Musical Motivation -- 14.2 Global Morphisms -- 14.3 Local Domains -- 14.4 Nerves -- 14.5
Simplicial Weights -- 14.6 Categories of Commutative Global Compositions -- 15 Global Classification -- 15.1 Module Complexes -- 15.1.1 Global Affine Functions -- 15.1.2 Bilinear and Exterior Forms -- 15.1.3 Deviation: Compositions vs.
“Molecules” -- 15.2 The Resolution of a Global Composition -- 15.2.1 Global Standard Compositions -- 15.2.2 Compositions from Module Complexes -- 15.3 Orbits of Module Complexes Are Classifying -- 15.3.1 Combinatorial Group Actions --
15.3.2 Classifying Spaces -- 16 Classifying Interpretations -- 16.1 Characterization of Interpretable Compositions -- 16.1.1 Automorphism Groups of Interpretable Compositions -- 16.1.2 A Cohomological Criterion -- 16.2 Global
Enumeration Theory -- 16.2.1 Tesselation -- 16.2.2 Mosaics -- 16.2.3 Classifying Rational Rhythms and Canons -- 16.3 Global American Set Theory -- 16.4 Interpretable “Molecules” -- 17 Esthetics and Classification -- 17.1 Understanding
by Resolution: An Illustrative Example -- 17.2 Varese’s Program and Yoneda’s Lemma -- 18 Predicates -- 18.1 What Is the Case: The Existence Problem -- 18.1.1 Merging Systematic and Historical Musicology -- 18.2 Textual and Paratextual
Semiosis -- 18.2.1 Textual and Paratextual Signification -- 18.3 Textuality -- 18.3.1 The Category of Denotators -- 18.3.2 Textual Semiosis -- 18.3.3 Atomic Predicates -- 18.3.4 Logical and Geometric Motivation -- 18.4 Paratextuality
-- 19 Topoi of Music -- 19.1 The Grothendieck Topology -- 19.1.1 Cohomology -- 19.1.2 Marginalia on Presheaves -- 19.2 The Topos of Music: An Overview -- 20 Visualization Principles -- 20.1 Problems -- 20.2 Folding Dimensions -- 20.2.1
?2 ? ? -- 20.2.1 ?n ? ? -- 20.2.3 An Explicit Construction of ? with Special Values -- 20.3 Folding Denotators -- 20.3.1 Folding Limits -- 20.3.2 Folding Colimits -- 20.3.3 Folding Powersets -- 20.3.4 Folding Circular Denotators --
20.4 Compound Parametrized Objects -- 20.5 Examples -- V Topologies for Rhythm and Motives -- 21 Metrics and Rhythmics -- 21.1 Review of Riemann and Jackendoff—Lerdahl Theories -- 21.1.1 Riemann’s Weights -- 21.1.2 Jackendoff—Lerdahl:
Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Time Structures -- 21.2 Topologies of Global Meters and Associated Weights -- 21.3 Macro-Events in the Time Domain -- 22 Motif Gestalts -- 22.1 Motivic Interpretation -- 22.2 Shape Types -- 22.2.1 Examples of
Shape Types -- 22.3 Metrical Similarity -- 22.3.1 Examples of Distance Functions -- 22.4 Paradigmatic Groups -- 22.4.1 Examples of Paradigmatic Groups -- 22.5 Pseudo-metrics on Orbits -- 22.6 Topologies on Gestalts -- 22.6.1 The
Inheritance Property -- 22.6.2 Cognitive Aspects of Inheritance -- 22.6.3 Epsilon Topologies -- 22.7 First Properties of the Epsilon Topologies -- 22.7.1 Toroidal Topologies -- 22.8 Rudolph Reti’s Motivic Analysis Revisited -- 22.8.1
Review of Concepts -- 22.8.2 Reconstruction -- 22.9 Motivic Weights -- VI Harmony -- 23 Critical Preliminaries -- 23.1 Hugo Riemann -- 23.2 Paul Hindemith -- 23.3 Heinrich Schenker and Friedrich Salzer -- 24 Harmonic Topology -- 24.1
Chord Perspectives -- 24.1.1 Euler Perspectives -- 24.1.2 12-tempered Perspectives -- 24.1.3 Enharmonic Projection -- 24.2 Chord Topologies -- 24.2.1 Extension and Intension -- 24.2.2 Extension and Intension Topologies -- 24.2.3
Faithful Addresses -- 24.2.4 The Saturation Sheaf -- 25 Harmonic Semantics -- 25.1 Harmonic Signs—Overview -- 25.2 Degree Theory -- 25.2.1 Chains of Thirds -- 25.2.2 American Jazz Theory -- 25.2.3 Hans Straub: General Degrees in
General Scales -- 25.3 Function Theory -- 25.3.1 Canonical Morphemes for European Harmony -- 25.3.2 Riemann Matrices -- 25.3.3 Chains of Thirds -- 25.3.4 Tonal Functions from Absorbing Addresses -- 26 Cadence -- 26.1 Making the Concept
Precise -- 26.2 Classical Cadences Relating to 12-tempered Intonation -- 26.2.1 Cadences in Triadic Interpretations of Diatonic Scales -- 26.2.2 Cadences in More General Interpretations -- 26.3 Cadences in Self-addressed Tonalities of
Morphology -- 26.4 Self-addressed Cadences by Symmetries and Morphisms -- 26.5 Cadences for Just Intonation -- 26.5.1 Tonalities in Third-Fifth Intonation -- 26.5.2 Tonalities in Pythagorean Intonation -- 27 Modulation -- 27.1 Modeling
Modulation by Particle Interaction -- 27.1.1 Models and the Anthropic Principle -- 27.1.2 Classical Motivation and Heuristics -- 27.1.3 The General Background -- 27.1.4 The Well-Tempered Case -- 27.1.5 Reconstructing the Diatonic Scale
from Modulation -- 27.1.6 The Case of Just Tuning -- 27.1.7 Quantized Modulations and Modulation Domains for Selected Scales -- 27.2 Harmonic Tension -- 27.2.1 The Riemann Algebra -- 27.2.2 Weights on the Riemann Algebra -- 27.2.3
Harmonic Tensions from Classical Harmony? -- 27.2.4 Optimizing Harmonic Paths -- 28 Applications -- 28.1 First Examples -- 28.1.1 Johann Sebastian Bach: Choral from “Himmelfahrtsoratorium” -- 28.1.2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
“Zauberflöte”, Choir of Priests -- 28.1.3 Claude Debussy: “Préludes”, Livre 1, No.4 -- 28.2 Modulation in Beethoven’s Sonata op.106, 1stMovement --
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Title:Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, an Empiricist Approach
Author(s): Willem M. de Muynck
Date:2002
Size:1 online resource (684 p.)
Note:10.1007/0-306-48047-6
Contents:Standard and generalized formalisms of quantum mechanics -- Empiricist and realist interpretations of quantum mechanics -- Quantum mechanical description of measurement, and the “measurement problem” -- The Copenhagen interpretation
-- The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen problem -- Individual-particle and ensemble interpretations of quantum mechanics -- Generalized quantum mechanics -- Applications of generalized quantum mechanics -- The Bell inequality in quantum
mechanics -- Subquantum or hidden-variables theories
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Philosophy of nature , Applied mathematics , Engineering mathematics , Quantum physics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics , Applications of Mathematics , Philosophy of Nature , Philosophy of Science
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Title:Historical and Biographical Reflections and Syntheses
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Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (536 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-07791-7
Contents:Historical and Biographical Reflections and Syntheses -- Historical and Biographical Reflections and Syntheses -- Autobiographical Essays and Interviews -- A Physicist Looks at the Soul -- The Scientist and Society -- Changes in
Physics During My Time in Princeton and Plans for the Future in Retirement -- A Conversation with Eugene Wigner by J. Walsh -- (in Honor of Marcos Moshinsky) -- Recollections and Expectations -- An Interview with Eugene Paul. Wigner by
I. Kardos -- The Citation: Eugene Paul Wigner -- Response to Citation by James R. Killian Jr. -- Biographical Sketches -- Enrico Fermi -- New Editor of “Reviews of Modern Physics”: E. U. Condon -- The Scientific Work of John von
Neumann -- John von Neumann -- Biographical Notice of Maria Goeppert Mayer -- An Appreciation on the 60th Birthday of Edward Teller -- Leo Szilard -- Obituary: Maria Goeppert Mayer -- Obituary: Werner K. Heisenberg -- Obituary: Michael
Polanyi -- Michael Polanyi -- Obituary: Eugene Feenberg -- The Wigner Medal: A Tribute to Valentine Bargmann -- Concluding Remarks -- Einstein — A Memoir -- Erinnerungen an Albert Einstein -- Thirty Years of Knowing Einstein --
Biography of John von Neumann -- Celebration of the 80th Year of Paul Harteck -- Address Delivered to the Memorial Meeting [for Paul Dirac] in Tallahassee -- New Light on Einstein Letter -- Remembering Paul Dirac -- Science -- Roots of
the Atomic Age -- On the Fermi, ?-Disintegration Theory -- The Role of Mathematical Methods in Physical Theories -- The International Oxford Conference on Nuclear Physics -- Convocation Address at the University of Alberta -- Pure and
Applied Nuclear Physics in East and West -- Conference on Invariance Mexico City, July 20–August 30, 1959 -- Review of the Second Gatlinburg Conference on Reactions Between Complex Nuclei -- Union of the German Physical Societies:
Report of Annual Meeting -- The Scientist: His Increased Responsibilities -- Fermi Award: AEC Honors Teller for Contributions to Nuclear Science -- Science: The New Particles and Their Radiations -- The Impact of Success on Science --
The Roles of Primitive Knowledge, of Language, and of Mathematics in the Physicsal Sciences -- E. P. Wigner’s Comments at the Roundtable Discussion at the Conference on Nuclear Cross Sections and Technology -- The Unity of Science --
The Unity of Science: Closing Summary -- The Scope and Promise of Science -- Methods -- Mathematical Physics -- The Physical Sciences -- The Physical Sciences: Committee Chairman’s Summary -- The Future Vocation of Science -- The
Future of Science — What One Can Hope For -- The Neutron: The Impact of Its Discovery and Its Uses -- On Science and Its Evolution -- Reflections on the Role and Purpose of Science -- The Miracle of Science -- Science, Its Future and
Purpose -- Science and Society -- Reflections on the Atomic Bomb -- Science in Two Worlds: Its Accomplishments and Aims -- Ethics in the Relationship Between Science and Society -- Science and Society -- Science and Technology for
Affluence and Satisfaction -- Book Reviews -- Review of “Kinematic Relativity: A Sequel to Relativity, Gravitation, and World Structure” -- Review of “Theoretical Nuclear Physics” -- Review of “Handbuch der Physik, Vol. 1: Mathematical
Methods” -- Review of “Proceedings of the Rehovoth Conference on Nuclear Structure” -- Review of “Elements de Physique Nucléaire” -- Review of “Fast Reactor Cross Sections” -- Review of “American Scientists and Nuclear Weapons Polic y”
-- Review of “The Inspiration of Science” -- Review of “Nuclear Shell Theory” -- Review of “The Quantum Theory of Fields. Proceedings of the 1961 Solvay Conference” -- Review of “Internal Factors in Evolution” -- Review of “Theory of
Groups in Classical and Quantum Physics, Vol. I: Mathematical Structures and the Foundations of Quantum Theory” -- Review of “Of Molecules and Men” -- Review of “The Role of Mathematics in the Rise of Science” -- Review of “Nuclear War
and Nuclear Peace” -- Review of “Formulas and Theorems for the Special Functions of Mathematical Physics” -- Review of “Random Matrices and the Statistical Theory of Energy Levels” -- Review of “Reflections on Big Science” -- Review of
“Relaxation in Shock Waves” -- Review of “Annual Review of Nuclear Science” -- Review of “Symmetry Discovered: Concepts and Applications in Nature and Science” -- Review of “The Advisors — Oppenheimer, Teller, and the Superbomb” --
Review of “Albert Einsein, The Human Side: New Glimpses from His Archives” -- Review of “A Perspective of Physics”
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Mathematics , Philology , Linguistics , Nuclear physics , Heavy ions , Hadrons , Atoms , Physics , Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons , Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics , Language and Literature , Physics, general , Philosophy, general , Mathematics, general
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Title:The Physicists’ View of Nature Part 2: The Quantum Revolution
Author(s): Amit Goswami
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (343 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-0527-3
Contents:1 From Classical Physics to Quantum Physics: A Still Aborning Paradigm Shift -- 2 Can We Determine the Metaphysics Underlying Reality? -- 3 Planck Takes a Quantum Leap -- 4 Einstein’s Photons -- 5 The Bohr Atom -- 6 The Discovery of
Quantum Mechanics -- 7 Possibility Waves, Uncertainty, and Complementarity -- 8 The Copenhagen Interpretation -- 9 Atoms and Light -- 10 Atoms and Chemistry -- 11 The World of Nuclei -- 12 Elementary Particle Physics: The Quest for
Elementarity -- 13 More Quantum Technology: Solid State Physics -- 14 Quantum Nonlocality -- 15 The Paradox of Schrödinger’s Cat -- 16 Speculations About the Brain: Consciousness Within the Quantum -- 17 Consciousness Enters Physics --
18 The Idealist Interpretation -- 19 A Summary Tour of Quantumland -- 20 From Deep to Deeper to Deepest Ecology -- 21 The reconciliation with David Bohm’s Physics -- 22 The Gifts of Quantum Physics -- 23 Quantum Creativity -- 24
Integrating Dualities -- 25 Quantum Cosmology and Consciousness -- 26 Anomalies in Biology and the Need for a Paradigm Shift -- 27 Toward a Paradigm Shift in Biology -- 28 What Is Life? -- 29 The Quantum Theory of Punctuated
Equilibrium -- 30 Evolution and Morphogenesis -- 31 Creativity in Biological Systems -- 32 Consciousness and Evolution -- 33 The Challenge of Trans-Modernism -- 34 Epilogue: God and the Physicists* View of Nature
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Title:Instrumental Traditions and Theories of Light The Uses of Instruments in the Optical Revolution
Author(s): Xiang Chen
Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (213 p.)
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Contents:1. Comparisons of Explanatory Power -- 1. Introducing the wave theory to Britain -- 2. Comparing the explanatory powers -- 3. The reflection of a particle theorist -- 4. Improving the explanatory power of the particle theory -- 5. The
problem of selective absorption -- 2. Explanatory Power and Classification -- 1. The Newtonian taxonomic systems -- 2. Herschel’s synthetic attempt -- 3. Lloyd’s dichotomous design -- 3. Classification and the Use of Instruments -- 1.
Brewster’s plate polarizers and crystal analyzers -- 2. Fresnel’s innovative uses of crystal analyzers -- 3. Herschel’s understanding of partial polarization -- 4. Lloyd and conical polarization -- 4. The Dispute over Dispersion -- 1.
Powell’s formulas of dispersion -- 2. Fraunhofer’s theodolites and spectral lines -- 3. Powell’s hollow prisms and spectral lines -- 4. Brewster’s telescope and spectral lines -- 5. The difficulties of making gratings -- 6. The impasse
in the debate -- 5. The Discovery of the “Polarity of Light” -- 1. The discovery of the “polarity of light” -- 2. Brewster’s classification -- 3. The wave explanations -- 4. The setback of the wave theory -- 5. Powell’s hollow prism --
6. Stokes’s solution -- 6. The Measurements of the Intensity of Light -- 1. Potter’s reflecting photometer -- 2. Potter’s measurements of metallic mirrors -- 3. Potter’s measurements of glass mirrors -- 4. Potter’s comparative
photometer -- 5. The debate on the reliability of the eye -- 6. Potter’s attack on the wave account of diffraction -- 7. Instrumental Traditions -- 1. Optical instruments as image-making devices -- 2. The eye as an optical instrument
-- 3. Optical instruments as measuring devices -- 4. Whewell on optical measurements -- 5. The visual tradition -- 6. The geometric tradition -- 8. The Geometric Tradition and the Wave Theory of Light -- 1. Humboldtian sciences:
measuring nature -- 2. The shortage of scientific manpower in optics -- 3. A new generation of physicists -- 4. Stokes’s experiments on fluorescence -- 5. Measuring the velocity of light -- 6. The status of the wave theory -- 9. The
Visual Tradition and the Closure of the Optical Revolution -- 1. Stereoscopes and the studies of space perception -- 2. Stroboscopes and the studies of visual persistence -- 3. Kaleidoscopes and the making of “philosophical toys” -- 4.
Binocular cameras and the photographic industry -- 5. The end of the optical revolution -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Name Index
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Title:The Physicists’ View of Nature, Part 1 From Newton to Einstein
Author(s): Amit Goswami
Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (352 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-1227-1
Contents:1 Introduction: The Importance of the Physicists’ View of Nature for Everyone -- Why Is the Physicists’ View of Nature Important for Everyone? -- One The Development Of Classical Physics -- 2 The Beginnings of Classical Physics -- 3
The Foundations of the Newtonian Paradigm: the Laws of Motion -- 4 The Denouement: the Universal Gravity Law -- 5 Matter, Energy, Conservation Laws, and the Rise of Materialism -- Two From Being To Becoming -- 6 Thermodynamics and Its
Laws -- 7 Progressivity and Energy Consumption -- 8 Energy and Environment -- 9 From Being to Becoming: Entropy, Life, and Chaos Theory -- 10 Heat Death, Hangups, and the Question of Design -- Three Waves, Fields, And Einstein’s
Universe -- 11 The Motion Of Waves -- 12 Wave Interactions -- 13 Sound and Music and Light and Color -- 14 Electricity, Magnetism, Fields, and Waves -- 15 The Relativity of Time -- 16 The Relativity of Space and Einstein’s Theory of
Gravitation -- 17 The Universe -- 18 The World View of Classical Physics: Where Do We Go From Here?
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Title:Essays on the Future In Honor of Nick Metropolis
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Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (276 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-0777-1
Contents:I. The Future of Nuclear Power -- II. The Nature of Informational Modeling -- III. Long Time, No See Categorization in Information Science -- IV. The Once and Future Role for Approximate Calculations -- V. Possible Future Trends in
Relativity -- VI. The Future of Libraries -- VII. The Future of Physics Information Hiding -- VIII. The Monte Carlo Method in Mathematical Finance -- IX. A Future Basis for National Security and International Policy Fresh Water -- X.
On the Future of Combinatorics -- XI. Apocalypticism, One-Time Events, and Scientific Rationality -- XII. The Future of Russian Science and Technology Some Personal Impressions -- XIII. The Future of Differential Equations -- XIV. The
Future of Quantum Theory of Angular Momentum Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics -- XV. Cancer and the Future -- XVI. Cancer Treatment with Nuclear Particles -- XVII. On Pure and Applied Mathematics -- XVIII. The ‘Legion of Science’
Another Way of Exploiting Computer Technology for Scientific Discovery -- XIX. Future Issues in Philosophy -- XX. The Enjoyment of Surprises -- XXI. The Future of Western Civilization -- XXII. Mathematical Sciences and The New Biology
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Title:On Quanta, Mind and Matter Hans Primas in Context
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Date:1999
Size:1 online resource (398 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-011-4581-7
Contents:The Primas Effect: On Quanta and Beyond -- Hans Primas and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance -- Fragments of an Algebraic Quantum Mechanics Program for Theoretical Chemistry -- Matter -- C*- and W*-Algebras of Observables, Their
Interpretations, and the Problem of Measurement -- Temporal Nonlocality -- Macroscopic Purification of States by Interactions -- Macroscopic Quantum Phenomena at the SQUID -- The Geometry of Quantum Probabilities -- Probability and
Quantum Dynamics -- Perspectives on the Molecular Microworld -- The Science of Matter: Fascination and Limits -- Mind -- Holism -- Concepts of Reality: Primas’ Nonstandard Realism -- Relative Onticity -- Rationalism, Determinism,
Freedom -- Cuts and Symbols -- Reflections on the Foundations of Quantum Theory -- Appendices -- Publications by Hans Primas (until 1998) -- List of Contributors
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Keywords: Physics , Physical chemistry , Philosophy of nature , Quantum physics , Atoms , Physics , Quantum Physics , Philosophy of Nature , Physical Chemistry , Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
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Title:Topics in the Foundation of Statistics
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Date:1997
Size:1 online resource (163 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-015-8816-4
Contents:Foundations of Science — Discussion: -- A Philosophical Approach to Foundations of Science -- A Pluralistic View of Foundations of Science -- The Foundation of Science -- The Foundation of Statistics: -- Some Issues in the Foundation
of Statistics -- Comments by -- Rejoinder -- Applications of Quantum Statistics in Psychological Studies of Decision Processes -- Operationism, Probability and Quantum Mechanics -- Computational Empiricism -- Varia: -- Blame Not the
Laws of Nature -- Biographical Notes -- On AFOS (some history of the initiative and some recent developments) -- Summary of AFOS Workshop, 1994
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Title:Philosophical Reflections and Syntheses
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Date:1995
Size:1 online resource (631 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-78374-6
Contents:Philosophical Reflections and Syntheses -- I Epistemology of Quantum Mechanics -- Discussion: Comments on Professor Putnam’s Comments -- Two Kinds of Reality -- Epistemology of Quantum Mechanics -- Epistemological Perspective on
Quantum Theory -- Reality and Quantum Mechanics / Realität and Quantenmechanik -- Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- The Limitations of Determinism -- The Nonrelativistic Nature of the Present Quantum Mechanical Measurement Theory
-- II Quantum-Mechanical Measuring Process -- The Measurement of Quantum-Mechanical Operators / Die Messung quantenmechanischer Operatoren -- Theory of Quantum-Mechanical Measurement / Theorie der quantenmechanischen Messung -- The
Problem of Measurement -- Some Comments Concerning Measurements in Quantum Mechanics -- On the Change of the Skew Information in the Process of Quantum-Mechanical Measurements -- The Subject of Our Discussions -- The Philosophical
Problem -- Questions of Physical Theory -- On Bub’s Misunderstanding of Bell’s Locality Argument -- Review of the Quantum-Mechanical Measurement Problem -- III Consciousness -- Remarks on the Mind-Body Question -- The Place of
Consciousness in Modern Physics -- New Dimensions of Consciousness -- The Existence of Consciousness -- IV Symmetries -- Invariance in Physical Theory -- On the Law of Conservation of Heavy Particles -- Symmetry and Conservation Laws
-- The Role of Invariance Principles in Natural Philosophy -- Events, Laws of Nature, and Invariance Principles (Nobel address) -- Events, Laws of Nature, and Invariance Principles -- Violations of Symmetry in Physics -- Symmetry
Principles in Old and New Physics -- Symmetry in Nature -- V Relativity -- Relativistic Invariance and Quantum Phenomena -- Relativistic Equations in Quantum Mechanics -- VI Nuclear Physics -- On the Development of the Compound Nucleus
Model -- Summary of the Conference (Properties of Nuclear States, Montreal 1969) -- Summary of the Conference (Polarization Phenomena, Madison 1971) -- Introductory Talk (Statistical Properties of Nuclei) -- Concluding Remarks
(Symmetry Properties of Nuclei, Solvay Conference 1970) -- VII Broader Philosophical Essays -- The Limits of Science -- The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences -- The Growth of Science — Its Promise and
Its Dangers -- Physics and the Explanation of Life -- On Some of Physics’ Problems -- Physics and Its Relation to Human Knowledge -- The Problems, Future and Limits of Science -- The Extension of the Area of Science -- The Glorious
Days of Physics -- Some Problems of Our Natural Sciences
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Title:Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics
Author(s): Henry Pierce Stapp
Date:1993
Size:1 online resource (249 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-08765-7
Contents:I Introduction -- 1 ... and then a Miracle Occurs -- 2 A Quantum Theory of Consciousness -- II Theory -- 3 The Copenhagen Interpretation -- 4 Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics -- 5 Quantum Propensities and the Brain-Mind Connection
-- 6 A Quantum Theory of the Mind-Brain Interface -- III Implications -- 7 Mind, Matter, and Pauli -- 8 Choice and Meaning in the Quantum Universe -- 9 Future Achievements to Be Gained through Science -- 10 A Quantum Conception of Man
-- 11 Quantum Theory and the Place of Mind in Nature -- IV Appendices -- A Mathematical Model -- Further References
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Title:The Philosophy Behind Physics
Author(s): Thomas A Brody
Date:1993
Size:1 online resource (355 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-78978-6
Contents:I. The Philosophy of Physics -- 1. The Active Epistemology -- 2. Higher-Level Epistemic Cycles -- 3. Systems and Experiments -- 4. The Structure of Theories -- 5. Induction and the Scope of Theories -- 6. The Incommensurability of
Theories -- 7. A Minimal Ontology for Scientific Research -- 8. The Determinisms of Physics -- II. The Theory of Probability -- 9. The Nature of Probability -- 10. The Ensemble Interpretation of Probability -- 11. The Philosophy of
Ensemble Probability -- 12. On Errors and Approximations -- III. The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics -- 13. Problems and Promises of the Ensemble Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- 14. Probability and the Way Out of the Great
Quantum Muddle -- 15. Are Hidden Variables Possible? -- 16. The Bell Inequality I: Joint Measurability -- 17. The Bell Inequality II: Locality -- 18. The Irrelevance of the Bell Inequality -- 19. Measurement and State Representation --
20. On Quantum Logic -- 21. Resistance to Change in the Sciences: The Case of Quantum Mechanics -- IV. General -- 22. Epistemological Implications of Artificial Intelligence -- 23. Artificial Intelligence: Possibilities and Realities,
Hopes and Dangers -- 24. Philosophy and Physicists -- 25. The Axiomatic Approach in Physics -- List of Publications of T.A. Brody -- Name Index
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Title:The Electron New Theory and Experiment
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Date:1991
Size:1 online resource (403 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-011-3570-2
Contents:I : Theory -- Scattering of Light by Free Electrons as a Test of Quantum Theory -- Zitterbewegung in Radiative Processes -- Charged Particles at Potential Steps -- New Solutions of the Dirac Equation for Central Fields -- The Role of
the Duality Rotation in the Dirac Theory -- Brief History and Recent Developments in Electron Theory and Quantumelectrodynamics -- The Explicit Nonlinearity of Quantum Electrodynamics -- On the Mathematical Procedures of Selffield
Quantumelectrodynamics -- Non-Linear Gauge Invariant Field Theories of the Electron and Other Elementary Particles -- How to Identify an Electron in an External Field -- The Electron and the Dressed Molecule -- Scattering Chaos in the
Harmonically Driven Morse System -- II: Experiment -- Experiments with Single Electrons -- Experiments on the Interaction of Intense Fields with Electrons -- Ionization in Linearly and Circularly Polarized Microwave Fields -- Multiple
Harmonic Generation in Rare Gases at High Laser Intensity -- Absorption and Emission of Radiation During Electron Excitation of Atoms -- Penning Ionization in Intense Laser Fields -- Microwave Ionization of H Atoms: Experiments in
Classical and Quantal Dynamics -- The Electron 1990 Workshop List of Participants
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Title:Quantum Paradoxes and Physical Reality
Author(s): Franco Selleri
Date:1990
Size:1 online resource (374 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-1862-7
Contents:1 / Quantum Theorists and the Physical World -- 1.1. Three Central Questions about Physics -- 1.2. The Older Generation -- 1.3. The Middle Generation -- 1.4. The Younger Generation -- 1.5. Conclusions -- 2 / Is Quantum Mechanics a
Complete Theory? -- 2.1. The Problem of Completeness and of Hidden Variables -- 2.2. De Broglie’s Paradox -- 2.3. The Spin-1/2 System in Quantum Mechanics -- 2.4. A Simple Proof of von Neumann’s Theorem -- 2.5. The Theorem is not
General Enough -- 2.6. Von Neumann’s Theorem: Assumptions, Definitions, and Results -- 2.7. General Proof of von Neumann’s Theorem -- 2.8. Jauch and Piron’s Theorem -- 2.9. The Debate on Impossibility Proofs -- 3 / The Wave—Particle
Duality -- 3.1. Duality for Photons -- 3.2. Duality for Neutrons -- 3.3. Einstein’s Discovery of Duality -- 3.4. De Broglie’s Duality -- 3.5. Schrödinger’s Waves -- 3.6. Bohr’s Complementarity -- 3.7. Fock’s Relativity with Respect to
the Means of Observation -- 3.8. Heisenberg Beyond Complementarity -- 3.9. The Consciousness Interpretation -- 3.10. Delayed Choices -- 3.11. How to do what Complementarity Forbids -- 4 / Properties of Quantum Waves -- 4.1. Quantum
Waves and Quantum Potential -- 4.2. Experiments on the Nature of Duality -- 4.3. Stimulated Emission -- 4.4. Quantitative Empty Wave Amplification -- 4.5. Two Further Experimental Proposals -- 4.6. Triple-Slit Experiments -- 4.7. The
Bohm—Aharonov Effect -- 4.8. Further Ideas about Wave—Particle Duality -- 5 / The Einstein—Podolsky—Rosen Paradox -- 5.1. The Original Formulation -- 5.2. Bohr’s Answer -- 5.3. Two Types of State Vectors -- 5.4. Spin States for Two
Particles -- 5.5. Reality and Separability -- 5.6. The EPR Paradox: Quantum Mechanics Complete -- 5.7. The EPR Paradox: Quantum Mechanics not Complete -- 5.8. From Theory to Practice -- 5.9. The Experimental Information -- 5.10.
Solution 1: Modifying the Past -- 5.11. Solution 2: Superluminal Connections -- 5.12. Solution 3: New Definitions of Probability -- 5.13. Solution 4: Modifications of Quantum Theory -- 6 / The EPR Paradox in the Real World -- 6.1.
Criticisms of Einstein Locality -- 6.2. Probabilistic Einstein Locality -- 6.3. New Proof of Bell’s Inequality -- 6.4. Probabilities for Pairs of Correlated Systems -- 6.5. A New Factorizability Condition -- 6.6. All the Inequalities
of Einstein Locality -- 6.7. Tests of the EPR Paradox in Particle Physics -- 6.8. On the Possibility of New Experiments -- 6.9. Variable Probabilities -- 7 / Perspectives of Physical Realism -- 7.1. Objectivity of Scientific Knowledge
-- 7.2. Mathematics and Reality -- 7.3. The Role of History of Physics -- 7.4. Fragmentation of Modern Physics -- 7.5. Niels Bohr and Philosophy -- 7.6. Quantum Physics and Biological Sciences -- 7.7. Forms of Physical Realism
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Call number:SPRINGER-1989-9789401708494:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Bell’s Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe
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Date:1989
Size:1 online resource (330 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-017-0849-4
Contents:On a Theory of the Collapse of the Wave Function -- On the Measurement Problem of Quantum Mechanics -- A New Characteristic of a Quantum System Between Two Measurements — A “Weak Value” -- Can the Quantum Measurement Process be put
into QED? -- Chained Bell Inequalities -- From George Boole to John Bell — The Origins of Bell’s Inequality -- The Logic of Quantum Nonseparability -- Bell’s Theorem and Mermin’s Gedanken Experiment -- Searching for Mutually Unbiased
Observables -- Going Beyond Bell’s Theorem -- Quantum Field Theory, Bell’s Inequalities and the Problem of Hidden Variables -- What Locality Isn’t: A Response to Jarrett -- Bell’s Theorem: The Forgotten Loophole and How to Exploit It
-- Are More Economical Escapes From Bell’s Strictures Possible? -- Concerning Theories Free From Bell’s Constraint -- The EPR Paradox, Actions at a Distance and the Theory of Relativity -- Conditionals, Probability and Bell’s Theorem
-- Relativity and Probability, Classical or Quantal -- Relativistic Probability Amplitudes and State Preparation -- Non-Linearity and Post-Bell Quantum Mechanics -- Observable Effects of the Uncertainty Relations in the Covariant Phase
Space Representation of Quantum Mechanics -- Geometry of Cyclic Quantum Evolutions -- On the Computer Simulation of the EPR-Bohm Experiment -- Discrete Phase-Space Model for Quantum Mechanics -- A Possible Explanation of Quantum
Mechanics Behavior by a Classical Cellular Automaton Construction -- Quantum Mechanical Information is Ubiquitous -- The Unobservability of Spinor Structure -- Teaching QM: True, Trivial, Inevitable -- Quantum Cosmology and Quantum
Mechanics -- Cosmology, EPR Correlations and Separability -- Bell’s Theorem: Form and Information in the Quantum Theory -- Horizons of Knowledge in Cosmology -- The Ontological Status of the Cosmological Singularity -- Quantum
Cosmological Generality of Inflation in Anisotropic Spacetime -- Mass Generation in the Early Universe -- Massive Photons and Monopoles -- The Large-Scale Streaming of Galaxies -- The Numerically Simple Universe -- Size of a Least Unit
-- Bell, Book and Candle: The Limning of a Mystery -- Complementarity and Space-Time Description -- Complementarity and Cosmology -- Quantum Ontologies -- Henry P. Stapp on Quantum Theory and Reality -- For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Plea
for Fundamental Ontology -- The Role of Consciousness in Physical Reality -- The Significance of Human Observation in Measurement in Quantum Mechanics The Nature of the Traditional Separation Between Psychology and Physics -- The
Universe in the Light of Contemporary Scientific Developments -- Name Index
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Title:The Nature of Quantum Paradoxes Italian Studies in the Foundations and Philosophy of Modern Physics
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Date:1988
Size:1 online resource (452 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-2947-0
Contents:The Italian Debate on Quantum Paradoxes -- 1. The Epistemological Roots of Quantum Paradoxes -- Waves, Particles and Complementarity -- Chance: Chaos or Logic? -- Some Critical Considerations on the Present Epistemological and
Scientific Debate on Quantum Mechanics -- 2. Einstein Locauty, Separable Reality, and Quantum Correlations -- Physical Consequences of Reality Criteria for Quantum Phenomena -- Possible Link Between EPR Paradox and Waves -- A Criticism
of Some Recently Proposed Models that Violate the Bell Inequality -- A Phenomenological Analysis of the EPR Argument -- 3. Causal and Deterministic Interpretations of Quantum Formausm -- Causal versus Orthodox Interpretation of Quantum
Mechanics -- Perspectives of Physical Determinism -- Determinism, Separability, and Quantum Mechanics -- 4. Quantum Theory and Gravitation -- Can Singularities and Multidimensional Spaces Influence the Evolution of Quantum Mechanical
Systems? -- Subquantum Mechanics and Graviton Blas -- 5. Logic and Probability in Quantum Mechanics -- Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. A Quantum Probabilistic Approach -- On the Adequacy of a Nonclassical Logic for Quantum Theory --
Remarks on the Hypothesis of Hidden Variables -- 6. Historical Developments of the Einstein-Bohr Controversy -- Historical Considerations on the Conceptual Experiment by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen -- Continuity and Discontinuity: The
Einstein-Bohr Conflict of Ideas and the Bohr-Fock Discussion -- How Italian Philosophy Reacted to the Advent of Quantum Mechanics in the Thirties -- Italian Studies in the Foundations of Quantum Physics. A Bibliography (1965–1985)
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Title:Bifurcation Analysis Principles, Applications and Synthesis
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Date:1985
Size:1 online resource (260 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-6239-2
Contents:A. Principles -- Self-Organisation in Non-Equilibrium Systems: Towards a Dynamics of Complexity -- Bifurcation Phenomena. A Short Introductory Tutorial with Examples -- Bifurcation and Choice Behaviour in Complex Systems -- B.
Applications -- Some Remarks on the Nature of Structure and Metabolism in Living Matter -- The Analysis of Bifurcation Phenomena Associated with the Evolution of Urban Spatial Structure -- Bifurcation Sets — An Application to Urban
Economics -- Nerves and Switches in Conflict Control Systems -- Bifurcation as a Model of Description — A Means of Making the Historiography of Philosophy More Historical? -- Space and Order Looked at Critically. Non-Comparability and
Procedural Substantivism in History and the Social Sciences -- C. Synthesis -- Symmetry, Bifurcation and Pattern Formation -- Synergetic and Resonance Aspects of Interdisciplinary Research -- Bifurcation: Implications of the Concept
for the Study of Organisations
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Keywords: Mathematics , Applied mathematics , Engineering mathematics , Economic theory , Regional economics , Spatial economics , Mathematics , Applications of Mathematics , Regional/Spatial Science , Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods
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Title:Light in Einstein’s Universe The Role of Energy in Cosmology and Relativity
Author(s): S. J Prokhovnik
Date:1985
Size:1 online resource (222 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-5440-3
Contents:1. The Observable Universe -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 The Origins of Modern Cosmology -- 1.3 The Scale of the Universe -- 1.4 The Large-scale Features of the Universe -- 1.5 Recent Observational Developments -- 1.6 Strange and
Wonderful Objects -- Exercises and Problems -- 2. The Bases of Modern Cosmology -- 2.1 The Significance of the Hubble Law -- 2.2 The Interpretation of Cosmological Red-Shifts -- 2.3 The Nature of a Mathematical Model -- 2.4 Basic
Assumptions and Definitions -- 2.5 The Case for a Uniform Rate of Expansion -- 2.6 The Puzzle of Light Propagation -- Exercises and Problems -- 3. The Principle of Relativity -- 3.1 Motion According to Galileo -- 3.2 Newton’s System of
the World -- 3.3 The Basis of Special Relativity -- 3.4 The Lorentz Transformation and its Implications -- 3.5 The Relativity of Time and Length Observations -- 3.6 The Relativistic Metric -- Exercises and Problems -- 4. Light
Propagation in an Expanding Universe -- 4.1 The Cosmological Metric -- 4.2 The Geometry of Light Paths -- 4.3 Astronomical Implications -- 4.4 The Equivalence of Fundamental Observers -- Exercises and Problems -- 5. The Effects of
Movement Relative to the Fundamental Frame -- 5.1 The Cosmological Acceleration Field -- 5.2 The Primary Anisotropy Effect -- 5.3 The Retarded Potential Law for ‘Moving’ Bodies -- 5.4 The Effect of Motion on Length and Mass --
Exercises and Problems -- 6. Special Relativity as a Cosmological Theory -- 6.1 The Basic Effects of Anisotropy -- 6.2 Observational Consequences -- 6.3 The Balance of Anisotropy Effects -- 6.4 Some Further Consequences -- Exercises
and Problems -- 7. Gravitation in a Unique Universe -- 7.1 A Cosmological Basis for Gravitation -- 7.2 Einstein’s Very General Theory -- 7.3 Fock’s Particular Formulation of General Relativity -- 7.4 The Universe as a Mass-Energy
System -- Exercises and Problems -- 8. The Space, time and Matter of our Universe -- 8.1 Relative or Absolute? -- 8.2 The Status of the Cosmological Substratum -- 8.3 The Nature of Time -- 8.4 The Matter of our Universe -- 8.5 The
Essence and Basis of the Argument -- Exercise and Problems -- Appendices -- Appendix 1: The Steady State Syndrome -- Appendix 2: The Status of Einstein’s Stationary System -- Appendix 3: The Black Hole Deduction -- Appendix 4: The
Lorentz-Equivalence of Fundamental Observers — General Proof -- Appendix 5: Derivation of the Retarded Potential Field Law — General Case -- Appendix 6: Synchronisation of Clocks By Slow Transport -- Appendix 7: The Relativistic
Doppler and Aberration Furmulae -- Comments on the Exercises and Problems -- 1–1 Movement relative to the cosmic background radiation? -- 1–2 Newtonian black holes? -- 2–1 Why do some galaxies exhibit blue-shifts? -- 2–2(a) The
velocity space of a steady-state universe -- 2–2(b) The velocity space of a uniformly-expanding universe -- 2–3 Observational indicators of cosmic time -- 3–1 The practical significance of Einstein’s measurement conventions -- 3–2
Derivation of a transformation involving Einstein co-ordinate measures -- 3–3 The influence of Einstein’s new approach -- 3–4 The velocities transformation and the conditions for its employment -- 3–5 The invariance of the
out-and-return journey result -- 3–6 The invariance of the order of events within a time-like interval -- 4–1 Two-dimensional representations of an expanding reference frame -- 4–2 The composition of recession velocities -- 4–3 The
extent of the universe? -- 4–4 The limits of observation? -- 4–5 Are there any fundamental observers in the universe? -- 5–1 The speed of light relative to a moving system -- 5–2 Derivation of the retarded potential result for a point
directly behind the moving source-body -- 5–3 Derivation of the general length-contraction formula -- 6–1 The observation of length contraction -- 6–2 The time-dilation result for arbitrarily-oriented light-clocks -- 6–3 The puzzle of
the balanced lever -- 6–4 The group properties of the Lorentz transformation -- 7–1 The universe as a mass-energy system -- 7–2 A changing universe as the source of gravity? -- 8–1 Eddington’s table -- 8–2 The faces of the Moon -- 8–3
The twin tendencies of evolution and dissolution in our universe -- List of References
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Title:Old and New Questions in Physics, Cosmology, Philosophy, and Theoretical Biology Essays in Honor of Wolfgang Yourgrau
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Date:1983
Size:1 online resource (920 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4684-8830-2
Contents:A: Current Problems in Physics and Cosmology -- 1 • On The Connections Between PICO- and Mega-Cosmos (According To The Unification and Geometrization Suggested by Einstein, Eddington, and Schrödinger -- 2 • The Zitterbewegung and The
Einstein A Coefficient of Spontaneous Emission -- 3 • Supersymmetry Groups -- 4 • Relativistic Phase Space Arising out of the Dirac Algebra -- 5 • Why Mourn the Passing of Determinacy -- 6 • On The True Ideas Underlying Wave Mechanics
-- 7 • CPT Invariance as Basic for Interpreting Quantum Mechanics -- 8 • The Hilbert Space Axiom in Quantum Mechanics -- 9 • The Cyclotron-Soliton Model of Terrestrial Kilometric Radiation -- 10 • Clumpy Irregular Galaxies: A Progress
Report -- 11 • The Aporias of Cosmology and The Attempts at Overcoming Them by Nonstandard Models -- 12 • On Relativistic Quantum Theory -- 13 • Vacuum Tunneling in Static Space-Times -- 14 • On The Extensions of General Relativity --
15 • Status and Perspectives of Cosmology -- 16 • The Connection Between The Objective Description of Macrosystems and Quantum Mechanics of “ Many Particles” -- 17 • The Current Theory of Strong interactions and The Problem of Quark
Confinement -- 18 • Statistical Inference by Minimal Bures Distances -- 19 • The Knots of Quantum Thermodynamics -- 20 • About The Facts of Cosmological Significance -- 21 • Stochastic Interpretation of Relativistic Quantum Equations
-- 22 • New Quantum Mechanics -- 23 • On Nonlinear Classical Dirac Fields and Quantum Physics -- 24 • Elementary Particles as Microuniverses -- 25 • Precision Mathematics and Approximation Mathematics in Physics -- 26 • Electroweak
interaction in Polarized Electron-Positron and Electron-Electron Scattering -- 27 • Infinity and the Natural World -- 28 • Induced Superfluorescence and the Nature of the Wave- Particle Duality -- 29 • Breakdown of Predictability: an
Investigation into the Nature of Singularities -- 30 • Wave Functions in One-Dimensional Disordered Systems with Long-Range Hopping -- 31 • Perception of Quantum Systems -- 32 • Stochastic Electrodynamics: an Overview -- 33 • On The
Increase of Entropy in The Carleman Model II -- 34 • The Klein Paradox Revisited -- 35 • Einstein Nonlocality, Space-Time Structure, and Thermodyanics -- B. Issues in Biology, Philosophy, and the History of Science -- 1 • Biology and
Physics: Reflections on Reductionism -- 2 • The Age of Analysis Reassessed -- 3 • Transphyletic Animal Similarities and Predictive Toxicology -- 4 • The Wronging of Wright -- 5 • On The Historical Development of the
IndisTinguishability Concept for Microparticles -- 6 • Philosophical Semantics -- 7 • Social Exemplifications of Physical Principles -- 8 • Seneca’s Ethics Viewed From A Modern Standpoint -- 9 • Physics and Philosophy -- 10 • Einstein,
Spinoza, and God -- 11 • The Satellites of Jupiter, From Galileo to Bradley -- 12 • Emergent Properties -- 13 • The Theory of Relativity and Our World View -- 14 • Science Beyond Science -- 15 • God as Cosmic Guest-Worker -- 16 • A
Model of Reality as Mind -- 17 • A Matter of Chance -- 18 • On The Nature and Origin of Life -- 19 • Science, History, Philosophy, and World Views -- 20 • Queries About Inquiries -- 21 • The Nature of The Physical World -- 22 • Early
Attempts at A Unitary Understanding of Nature -- Name Index
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Title:Environmental Education Principles, Methods, and Applications
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Date:1980
Size:1 online resource (298 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4684-3713-3
Contents:Section I Nature of Environmental Education -- Environmental Education — A New Word or a New Philosophy of Teaching? -- Why Environmental Educations -- Challenge of Environmental Education -- Environmental Education is Too Important
to be Left in the Hands of Teachers Alone -- Section II Successes and Failures of Environmental Education -- Ecology and Environmental Education in Taiwan -- Environmental Education in Scotland: Prospects and Problems -- Ecological
Training for Developing Countries: Strategies and Actions of the MAB Programme -- The Role of UNEP in Environmental Education -- Section III Methodologies of Environmental Education -- Simulation and Games in Environmental Education: A
Workshop -- Decision Making in Environmental Education -- Section IV Integrative Sciences and Environmental Education -- The Biocybernetic Approach to Understand and Plan our Environment -- A Theory of Education as a Basis for
Environmental Education -- Systems Theory and Environmental Education -- Landscape Ecology as a Scientific and Educational Tool for Teaching the Total Human Ecosystem -- Section V Application of Integrated Environmental Education --
Curriculum Development -- How to Understand and Implement Environmental Education in Japanese High Schools -- Application of Some Guiding Principles in the Development of a Curriculum for Teaching the Total Human Ecosystem: A Case
Study -- Environmental Education for India — A Proposed Plan -- Teaching Ecosystems in Classrooms -- Teaching Man-Made Ecosystems -- The Education of Secondary School Teachers in Environmental Studies -- Teaching the Complex Biological
Problems of Wild Vertebrate Populations -- Energy Systems and Environmental Education -- Field-Oriented Environmental Education -- Field-Oriented Workshop on Environmental Education at Sde Boker, Israel -- Developing the Sde Boker
Version of Environmental Education -- The Desert Biome — A Simple System for Field Investigations of Ecological Principles -- Ecoshop Development at an Environmental High School in Israel -- Summary of Discussions on Environmental
Education at Sde Boker, Israel -- Closing Statement on the Field-Oriented Workshop at Sde Boker, Israel -- Contributors
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Title:Relativistic Theories of Materials
Author(s): Aldo Bressan
Date:1978
Size:1 online resource (290 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-81120-3
Contents:1. Introduction -- § 1. On the Beginning of Relativity -- § 2. The Space-Time Structure of Special Relativity and First Basic Consequences -- § 3. On the Operational Aspect of Physical Concepts -- § 4. New Ideas on Mass and Energy, in
Contrast with Classical Physics, Accepted on the Basis of Special Relativity Kinematics -- § 5. On Forces, Cauchy Equations of Continuous Media, and the First Principle of Thermodynamics in Special Relativity -- § 6. On
Electromagnetism, Heat Conduction, and Constitutive Equations in Special Relativity -- § 7. Gravitation and Relativity -- § 8. On the Local Equivalence Principle and the Basic Local Laws of the Electromagnetic Field and Continuous
Media, Other than the Poisson Equation, in General Relativity. A Criterion Connecting those Laws with Their Analogues in Classical Physics or Special Relativity -- § 9. On the Invariance of Physical Equations and on the Possible
Physical Equivalence of the Frames in which these Equations have the Same Form. On a Privileged Absolute Concept of Event Point -- § 10. On Harmonic Coordinates and the Existence of General Frames not Physically Equivalent in General
Relativity -- § 11. Some Distinctive Properties of General Relativity. On the Equivalence of General Frames in General Relativity -- § 12. What We Mean by General Theory of Relativity -- § 13. On the Development of General Relativity.
Inclusion of Elasticity, Electromagnitostriction, Couple Stresses, and Hereditary Phenomena -- § 14. Scope and Plan of the Present Tract -- Footnotes to Chapter 1 -- I. Basic Equations of Gravitation, Thermodynamics and
Electromagnetism, and Constitutive Equations from the Eulerian Point of View -- 2. Space-Time Kinematics Including Masses -- 3. Gravitation and Conservation Equations. Fluids and Elastic Waves -- 4. Electromagnetism from the Eulerian
Point of View. Polarizable Fluids -- 5. On Media Capable of Electromagnetic Phenomena from the Eulerian Point of View. Magneto-Elastic Waves in Ideal Conductors -- II. Materials from the Lagrangian Point of View -- 6. Kinematics and
Stresses from the Lagrangian Point of View -- 7. Elasticity, Acceleration Waves, and Variational Principles for Simple Materials -- 8. Piezo-Elasticity and Magnetoelastic Waves from the Lagrangian Point of View -- 9. Materials with
Memory and Axiomatic Foundations -- 10. Couple Stresses and More General Stresses -- Appendix A. Double Tensors -- §A1. Definition of Double Tensors Related to Two Topological Spaces -- §A2. Partial Covariant Derivative and Total
Covariant Derivative Based on a Mapping -- §A3. On Differentiation of Double Tensors, Functions of Double Tensors -- Case of Arguments Fulfilling Typical Regular Conditions -- Appendix C. On the Divergence of Spatial Vectors in
Space-Time -- References
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Title:The Physicist’s Conception of Nature
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Date:1973
Size:1 online resource (839 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-010-2602-4
Contents:1 Development of the physicist’s conception of nature -- I Space, Time, and Geometry -- 2 The universe as a whole -- 3 A chapter in the astrophysicist’s view of the universe -- 4 Fundamental constants and their development in time --
5 The expanding earth -- 6 The nature and structure of spacetime -- 7 Einstein, Hilbert, and the theory of gravitation -- 8 Theory of gravitation -- 9 From relativity to mutability -- II Quantum Theory -- 10 The wave-particle dilemma
-- 11 Development of concepts in the history of quantum theory -- 12 From matrix mechanics and wave mechanics to unified quantum mechanics -- 13 Early years of quantum mechanics: some reminiscences -- 14 The mathematical structure of
elementary quantum mechanics -- 15 Relativistic equations in quantum mechanics -- 16 The electron: development of the first elementary particle theory -- 17 The development of quantum field theory -- 18 Quantum theory of fields (until
1947) -- 19 Development of quantum electrodynamics -- 20 A report on quantum electrodynamics -- 21 Progress in renormalization theory since 1949 -- 22 Some concepts in current elementary particle physics -- 23 Crucial experiments on
discrete symmetries -- 24 Superconductivity and superfluidity -- III Statistical Description of Nature -- 25 Problems of statistical physics -- 26 Phase transitions -- 27 Approach to thermodynamic equilibrium (and other stationary
states) -- 28 Kinetic approach to non-equilibrium phenomena -- 29 Time, irreversibility and structure -- 30 The origin of biological information -- IV Physical Description, Epistemology, and Philosophy -- 31 Classical and quantum
descriptions -- 32 Wavefunction and observer in the quantum theory -- 33 The problem of measurement in quantum mechanics -- 34 Subject and object -- 35 Subject, object, and measurement -- 36 Measurement process and the macroscopic
level of quantum mechanics -- 37 Why a new approach to found quantum theory? -- 38 A process conception of nature -- 39 Quantum logic and non-separability -- 40 Physics and philosophy -- V Memorial Lectures -- 41 Recollections of Lord
Rutherford -- 42 W. Pauli’s scientific work -- 43 Remarks on Enrico Fermi -- VI Celebration of P.A.M. Dirac’s 70th Birthday -- 44 The banquet of the symposium — in honour of Paul Dirac, including an address on: The classical mind --
Appendix 1 Programme of the symposium -- Appendix 2 Participants -- Index of names
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Title:Morphological Astronomy
Author(s): F Zwicky
Date:1957
Size:1 online resource (299 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-87544-1
Contents:I: Morphological Research and Invention -- 1. Introductory Remarks -- 2. Random Intuition and Systematized Discovery, Research and Invention. Communicable Truth and Incommunicable Truth -- 3. The Formalism of Communicable Truth -- 4.
The Method of Negation and Subsequent Construction -- 5. The Morphological Method of Analysis and Construction -- 6. Past Applications of the Morphological Method -- 7. Deficiencies which Aid the Morphological Method -- 8. The Record
of the 18-inch Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain -- 9. Specific Plans for a Morphological Approach to Astronomy -- II: Clouds and Clusters of Galaxies -- 10. The Known and the Unknown -- 11. The Large Scale Distribution of Matter
in the Universe -- 12. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies -- 13. Excursion into the Theory of Probabilities -- 14. Continuation of the Discussion on the Coma Cluster -- 15. The Cancer Cluster of Galaxies -- 16. The Pegasus Cluster of
Galaxies -- 17. Review of the Observations on the Clusters of Galaxies in Coma, Cancer and Pegasus -- 18. Irregular Clusters of Galaxies -- 19. Isopleths of Nebular Distribution -- III: The Large Scale Distribution of Galaxies and of
Clusters of Galaxies -- 20. Past and Present Views -- 21. Cluster Cells -- 22. The Field of the Coma Cluster -- 23. The Field of the Pegasus Cluster -- 24. The Field of the Corona Borealis Cluster -- 25. Various Statistical Methods in
the Field of Dimensionless Morphology. Contagion -- 26. Comparison of the Observed and of the Random Distribution Curves of Galaxies -- 27. Intergalactic Obscuration -- 28. Counts of Galaxies in Depth and in Width -- 29. Counts of
Galaxies in Dependence upon Apparent Magnitude -- IV: Kinematic and Dynamic Characteristics of the Large Scale Aggregates of Matter -- 30. The Velocities of Galaxies -- 31. Some Basic Problems Relating to the Universal Redshift -- 32.
Elements of a Theory of the Large Scale Distribution of Matter in the Universe -- 33. Dimensional Aspects of Large Scale Clustering -- 34. Hydrodynamical Concepts -- 35. Applications of the Virial Theorem to Clusters of Galaxies -- 36.
Clusters of Galaxies and the Emden Gravitational Isothermal Gas Sphere -- 37. A Possible Universal Characteristic Central Density of Clusters of Galaxies -- 38. Relative Physical Characteristics of Galaxies and of Clusters of Galaxies
-- V: Dimensional and Dimensionless Morphology in Cosmology -- 39. Appraisal of Past Approaches to the Exploration of Extragalactic Space -- 40. Methodology of Cosmological Research -- 41. Distribution of Clusters of Galaxies and their
Apparent Populations. Intergalactic Obscuration -- 42. The Frequency of Clusters of Galaxies as a Function of their Angular Diameters. Crucial Tests for the Theory of the Expanding Universe -- 43. The Total Space Occupied by the Large
Clusters of Galaxies -- 44. The Luminosity Function of Cluster Galaxies -- 45. Preliminary Test of the Theory of a Flat Expanding Universe -- 46. The Morphological Approach Toward the Determination of Absolute Dimensions and of
Absolute Physical Characteristics of Very Remote Objects -- 47. Remarks on the Morphology of Possible Cosmological Theories -- 48. The Einstein Redshift -- 49. The Gravitational Drag of Light -- VI: Morphological Features of Individual
Galaxies -- 50. References to the History of the Subject -- 51. Program for the Investigation of Individual Galaxies by the Methods of Dimensionless Morphology -- 52. The Kinematic and Dynamic Characteristics of Galaxies -- 53. The
Masses of Galaxies -- 54. Galaxies as Gravitational Lenses -- 55. The Luminosity Function of Galaxies -- 56. Multiple Galaxies and Intergalactic Matter -- VII: Morphological Astronomical Kaleidoscope -- 57. General Remarks -- 58.
Observations Made and Planned -- 59. Experimentation with Celestial Objects -- 60. Astrophysical Theories -- 61. Material Reconstruction of Parts of the Universe -- 62. Sociological Problems -- VIII: The Morphological Method and a
priori Knowledge. The Magic Numbers -- 63. Philosophy and Communicable Truth -- 64. The Irreducible Foundations of Communicable Truth -- 65. Some Specific Problems -- 66. Outstanding Transcendental Numbers -- 67. The Dimensionalities
used in Physics -- 68. Why is Space Three-Dimensional? -- 69. Other Magic Numbers -- 70. The Nature of the Physical Laws -- Epilogue -- Namelndex
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Title:Philosophic foundations of quantum mechanics
Author(s): Hans Reichenbach
Date:1944
Publisher:Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications
Size:182 p
Contents:PART I: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. Causal laws and probability laws 2. The probability distributions 3. The principle of indeterminacy 4. The disturbance of the object by the observation 5. The determination of unobserved objects 6. Waves and corpusc les 7. Analysis of an interference experiment 8. Exhaustive and restrictive interpretations
PART II: OUTLINES OF THE MATHEMATICS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS 9. Expansion of a function in terms of an orthogonal set 10. Geometrical interpretation in the function space 11. Reversion and iteration of transformations 12. Functions of several variables and the configuration space 13. Derivation of Schrodinger's equation from de Broglie's principle 14. Operators, eigen-functions, and eigen-values of physical entities 15. The commutation rule 16. Operator matrices 17. Determination of the probability dis tributions 18. Time dependence of the ^-function 19. Transformation to other state functions 20. Observational determination of the ^-function 21. Mathematical theory of measuremen 22. The rules of probability and the disturbance by the measurement 23. T h e nature of probabilities and of statistical assemblages in quantum mechanics
PART III : INTERPRETATIONS 24. Comparison of classical and quantum mechanical statistics 25. The corpuscle interpretation 26. The impossibility of a chain structure 27. The wave interpretation 28. Observational language and quantum mechanical langu age 29. Interpretation by a restricted meaning 30. Interpretation through a three-valued logic 31. The rules of two-valued logic 32. The rules of three-valued logic 33. Suppression of causal anomalies through a three- valued logic 34. Indeterminacy in th e object language 35. The limitation of measurability 36. Correlated systems
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Title:The description of nature : Niels Bohr and the philosophy of quantum physics
Author(s): John Honner
Niels Henrik David Bohr
Date:1987
Publisher:Clarendon Press, Oxford [Oxfordshire
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Keywords: Quantum theory.
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