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Call number:SPRINGER-2012-9780817649401:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Christoph Lehner
Jrgen Renn
Matthias Schemmel
Date:2012
Publisher:Boston : Birkhuser Boston
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Note:This volume reviews conceptual conflicts at the foundations of physics now and in the past century. The focus is on the conditions and consequences of Einsteins pathbreaking achievements that sealed the decline of theclassical notions of space, time, radiation, and matter, and resulted in the theory of relativity. Particular attention is paid to the implications of conceptual conflicts for scientific views of the world at large, thus providingthe basis for a comparison of the demise of the mechanical worldview at the turn of the 20th century with the challenges presented by cosmology at the turn of the 21st century. Throughout the work, Einsteins contributions are notseen in isolation but instead set into the wider intellectual context of dealing wit h the problem of gravitation in the twilight of classical physics the investigation of the historical development is carried out with a number ofepistemological questions in mind, concerning, in particular, the transformation process of knowledge associat ed with the changing worldviews of physics. Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physics is divided into four main parts:* Part I: At the Limits of the Classical Worldview * Part II: Contexts of the Relativity Revolution * Part III: The Emergence of th e Relativistic Worldview * Part IV: A New Worldview in the Making. The contributions explore variousaspects of the emerging relativistic views in modern physics by giving an historical, philosophical, and mathematical account of Einsteins work, as well as the work of other distinguished physicists in the field. Taken as a whole,the book is focused on the interplay between mathematical concepts and physical ideas throughout history by studying todays scientific world and how it continues to redefine physic s in the 21st century. Contributors: A. Ashtekar, E.Battaner, J.E. Beckman, K.A. Brading, T. Dray, J. Eisenstaedt, E. Florido, H.F. Goenner, D. Kennefick, J. Renn, T.A.Ryckman, D
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Contents:Introduction
Part I: At the Limits of the Classical Worldview
Theories of Gravitation in the Twilight of Classical Physics
The Newtonian Theory of Light Propagation
Mach and Einstein, or, Clearing Troubled Waters in the History of Science
Part II: Contexts of the Relativity Revolution
Tilling the Seedbed of Einstein's Politics: A Pre
1905 Harbinger?
The Early Reception of Einsteins Relativity among British Philosophers
Science and Ideology in Einstein's Visit to South America in 1925
The Reception of Einstein's Relativity Theories in Literature and the Arts (1920
ISBN:9780817649401
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Series:Einstein Studies : v12
Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Mathematics , Astronomy
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Call number:SPRINGER-2009-9783764389338:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Physical Tourist [electronic resource] A Science Guide for the Traveler
Author(s): John S Rigden
Roger H Stuewer
Date:2009
Publisher:Basel : Birkhuser Basel
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Note:Typical travel guides have sections on architecture, art, literature, music and cinema. Rarely are any science-related sites identified. For example, a current travel guide for Germany contains one tidbit on science: Einstein isidentified as the most famous citizen of Ulm. By contrast, this travel guide walks a tourist through Berlin and identifies where Max Planck started the quantum revolution, where Einstein lived and gave his early talks on generalrelativity, and where, across the street, Einstei ns books were burned by the Nazis. Or, if you are walking in Paris, this guide tells you where radioactivity was discovered and where radium was discovered. Scientific discoveries ofthe past, like art of the past, has shaped life in the 21st century. From this travel guide, a tourist will learn what other guides leave out
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Contents:The Whipple Museum and Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
Scientific Travels in the Irish Countryside
Physics in Edinburgh: From Napier's Bones to Higg's Boson
Historical Sites of Physical Science in Copenhagen
A Parisian Walk along the Landmarks of the Discovery of Radioactivity
Physics in Berlin
Some Historical Points of Interest in Gttingen
Peripatetic Highlights in Bern
Vienna: A Random Walk in Science
Budapest: A Random Walk in Science and Culture
Physics and New York City
ISBN:9783764389338
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Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Physics History
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Call number:SPRINGER-2009-9783540688327:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ari Ben-Menahem
Date:2009
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This milestone extensive work combines the essentials of history biography, chronology, political and economic background with the observations, theories, principles, laws and equations that constitute the specifics ofscience. The 5800-page Encyclo pedia arises from the conviction that the optimal perspective on science is through the lens of history, setting aside traditional divisions of discipline and specialty, and rising above geopoliticalboundaries. Reaching from 4,200 BCE to the 21st century CE, the Encyclopedia relates (as the author himself puts it) not only who did it and when it was done but also precisely what was done. The author, Ari Ben-Menahem, surveys100 generations of great thinkers, offering 2070 detailed biographies of scientists , engineers, explorers and inventors, who left their mark on the history of science and technology. The span of coverage is all-encompassing:mathematics, philosophy, logic, physical and environmental sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, eart h and space sciences and cosmology), life sciences (biology, medicine, physiology, botany, zoology and biochemistry),associated engineering disciplines, and the social sciences (among them economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics and mo re). The six-volume Encyclopedia also includes 380 articles summarizing the time-line of ideas inthe leading fields of science, technology, mathematics and philosophy, plus useful tables, figures and photos, and 20 Science Progress Reports detailing scien tific setbacks. Interspersed throughout are quotations, gathered fromthe wit and wisdom of sages, savants and scholars throughout the ages from antiquity to modern times
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Keywords: Mathematics , Geography , Life sciences , Environmental sciences , Humanities
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Call number:QC7.5.N49::2006 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The new physics for the twenty-first century
Author(s): Gordon Fraser (ed.)
Date:2006
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Contents:1 Cosmology 2 Gravity 3 Astrophysics 4 Particles and the Standard Model 5 Superstrings Section 2 - Quantum Matter 6 Atoms and Photons 7 The Quantum World of Ultra-Cold Atoms 8 Superfluidity 9 Quantum Phase Transitions Section 3 - Quanta in Action 10 Quantum Entanglement 11 Quanta, Ciphers and Computers 12 Small-Scale Structure and Nanoscience Section 4 13 Nonlinearity 14 Complexity 15 Collaborative Physics, e-science and the Grid Section 5 - Science in Action 16 Biophysics 17 Medical Physics 18 Physics of Material 19 Physics and Society
ISBN:0521816009
Keywords: Physics History 20th century , Physics History 21st century , Quantum theory
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