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Title:Physics of the Human Mind
Author(s): Ihor Lubashevsky
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIV, 380 p. 83 illus., 41 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Modeling of Human Behavior as Individual Branch of Physics and Mathematics -- Why Laws of Classical Physics Have Their Form -- Fodor-Kim Dilemma -- Strong Emergence via Constitutive Fields -- Non-Cartesian Dualism and Meso-Relational
Media -- Modeling of Human Behavior Within the Paradigm of Modern Physics -- Emergent Phenomena Caused by Bounded Capacity of Human Cognition -- Epilog: Physics and Human Mind -- References -- Index
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy of mind , Neural networks (Computer science) , Cognitive psychology , Physics , Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building , Mathematical Models of Cognitive Processes and Neural Networks , Cognitive Psychology , Philosophy of Mind , Mathematical Methods in Physics
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Title:Time Machine Tales The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel
Author(s): Paul J Nahin
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XLIX, 383 p. 53 illus., 3 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Some First Words -- Introduction -- A Broad Look At Time Travel -- Philosophical Space and Time -- The Physics of Time Travel —Part I.-Philosophers, Physicists, and the Time Travel Paradoxes -- Communication With the Past -- The
Physics of Time Travel —Part II -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3 -- Glossary -- Index.
ISBN:9783319488646
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Keywords: Popular works , Philosophy and science , Gravitation , Physics , Philosophy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Science in Philosophy , Philosophy of Science , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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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:Charles Olivier and the Rise of Meteor Science
Author(s): Richard Taibi
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXXII, 497 p. 29 illus., 1 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1:Fortunes of War and Peace -- Chapter 2: Virginia's Astronomer -- Chapter 3: Young Charles -- Chapter 4: The1800 Leonids -- Chapter 5: Portrait of the Young Man as an Astronomer -- Chapter 6: Sojourn at Lick Observatory --
Chapter 7: Doctor of Philosophy -- Chapter 8: Starting Out -- Chapter 9: Friends at McCormick Observaotry -- Chapter 10: Society for Practical Astronomy -- Chapter 11: American Astronomical Society -- Chapter 12: American Association
of Variable Star Observers.-Chapter 13: The Weather Bureau -- Chapter 14: Hydrographic Office of the US Navy -- Chapter 15: New Members Join the American Meteor Society, 1915 to 1918 -- Chapter 16: Membership Roster 1915-1918.-Chapter
17: Outcomes of Olivier's Membership Efforts, 1911 to 1918 -- Chapter 18: Trans-Atlantic Controversy -- Chapter 19: W. F. Denning, A. S. Herschel, and Stationary Radiants -- Chapter 20: The First Assignment: Discredit Stationary
Radiants -- Chapter 21: Top Achievers 1914-1925 -- Chapter 22: Challenges for Olivier and the American Meteor Society -- Chapter 23: The Rise of Astrophysics -- Chapter 24: Membership roster 1919-1929 -- Chapter 25: Advances Made by
the American Meteor Society 1919-1929 -- Chapter 26: The Best of Times During the Worst of Times -- Chapter 27: The Man at Mid-Life -- Chapter 28: The Astronomer at Mid-Life -- Chapter 29: Organizing Observatory Staff for the Leonids
-- Chapter 29: Organizing Observatory stff for the Leonids -- Chapter 30: Membership Roster 1930-1936 -- Chapter 31: How the Meteor Quest Was Won -- Chapter 32: What the AMS Accomplished -- Chapter 33: Citizen Scientists Caught Meteor
Fever -- Chapter 34: Contemporary Meteor Organizations in the United States -- Chapter 35: Outside the USA: A Survey of Meteor Astronomers and Organizations -- Chapter 36: Summing Up: Olivier at Mid-Life -- Chapter 37: Who Were These
Men and Women? Appendices -- Index
ISBN:9783319445182
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Keywords: Physics , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , History of Science
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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:Information and Interaction Eddington, Wheeler, and the Limits of Knowledge
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIII, 212 p. 22 illus., 11 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Boundaries of Scientific Thought (I. Durham) -- Eddington’s Limits of Knowledge: The Role of Religion (M. Stanley) -- Eddington's Dream: A Failed Theory of Everything (H. Kragh) -- All Possible Perspectives: A (Partial) Defence of
Eddington's Physics (D. Rickles) -- Tracing the Arrows of Time (F. Weinert) -- Constructor Theory of Information (C. Marletto) -- On Participatory Realism (C. A. Fuchs) -- Toward Physical Realizations of Thermodynamic Resource Theories
(N. Y. Halpern) -- Merging Contradictory Laws: Imagining a Contructive Derivation of Quantum Theory (W. K. Wootters) -- Understanding the Electron (K. H. Knuth)
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Quantum Computing , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics
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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
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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:Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (X, 228 p. 64 illus., 47 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Cognitive and Network Constraints in Real Life and Literature -- A Networks Approach to Mythological Epics -- Medieval Historical, Hagiographical and Biographical Networks -- Peopling of the New
World from data on distributions of folklore motifs -- Phylogenetics Meets Folklore: Bioinformatic Approaches to the Study of International Folktales -- Analyses of a VirtualWorld -- Ghostscope: Conceptual Mapping of Supernatural
Phenomena in a Large Folklore Corpus -- Complex Networks of Words in Fables -- Analysing and Restoring the Chronology of the Irish Annals -- Mapping Literate Networks in Early Medieval Ireland Quantitative Realities, Social
Mythologies? -- How quantitative methods can shed light on a problem of comparative mythology: The myth of the struggle for supremacy between two groups of deities reconsidered
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Keywords: Physics , History , Medieval philosophy , Historical linguistics , Social sciences , Physics , Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks , History, general , Methodology of the Social Sciences , Historical Linguistics , Medieval Philosophy
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Title:Quantum [Un]Speakables II Half a Century of Bell's Theorem
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XVII, 533 p. 200 illus., 87 illus. in color p.)
Contents:John Stewart Bell - The Man (M. Bell, A. Whitaker, R. A. Bertlmann) -- Bell's Theorem - Fundamental Issues (D. Mermin, C. Brukner, H. Wiseman, J. Bub, T. Rudolph, V. Scarani, M. Zukowski) -- Contextuality (A. Cabello, S. B. Kochen) --
Bell Inequalities - Theory (D. Bruß, L. Hardy, J.-A. Larsson, B. Hiesmayr) -- Quantum Topics (A. Acin, N. Gisin, D. Greenberger, M. Horne, V. Scarani) -- Entanglement Features (O. Gühne, B. Kraus) -- Neutron Interferometry (H. Rauch,
Y. Hasegawa) -- Bell Inequalities - Experiment (P. Kwiat, G. Weihs, J.-W. Pan, J. F. Clauser, M. Giustina, A. Zeilinger)
ISBN:9783319389875
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum computers , Quantum physics , Spintronics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Quantum Computing , Philosophy of Science
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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:Heavy Quarkonium Production Phenomenology and Automation of One-Loop Scattering Amplitude Computations
Author(s): Hua-Sheng Shao
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (33 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-981-10-1624-0
Contents:Introduction -- Background of heavy quarkonium physics -- HELAC-Onia -- Heavy quarkonium production in hadronic collisions -- Inclusive $J/\psi$ production at B factories -- Summary and Outlooks of Part I -- NLO Computations and
Automation Philosophy -- One-loop Computations: OPP vs TIR -- MadLoop5 -- Automation of NLO Computations -- Summary and Prospects of Part II -- Appendix
ISBN:9789811016240
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Keywords: Physics , Quantum field theory , String theory , Nuclear physics , Heavy ions , Hadrons , Elementary particles (Physics) , Physics , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory , Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons , Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
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Title:Uncertainty The Soul of Modeling, Probability & Statistics
Author(s): William Briggs
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (258 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-39756-6
Contents:Truth, Argument, Realism -- Logic -- Induction and Intellection -- What Probability Is -- What Probability Is Not -- Chance and Randomness -- Causality -- Probability Models -- Statistical and Physical Models -- Modelling Goals, Strategies, and Mis takes
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Keywords: Statistics , Epistemology , Logic , Mathematics , Probabilities , Statistics , Statistical Theory and Methods , Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes , Philosophy of Mathematics , Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Scien , Epistemology , Logic
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Title:Survival under Uncertainty An Introduction to Probability Models of Social Structure and Evolution
Author(s): Dimitri Volchenkov
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (44 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-39421-3
Contents:Introduction -- Subsistence in Uncertainty -- Time and Institutions -- Inequality and the Laws of supply and demand -- Decision making under uncertainty -- Capitalization of uncertainty: stochastic theory of advantage -- Doubly
stochastic branching process as a model of natural selection -- Human history as a stochastic process -- The stochastic model of social conformity and political instability -- Random walks over political regimes : History seems to
never end -- Urbanization failure and a fission chain reaction of states
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and social sciences , Sociophysics , Econophysics , Science , Complexity, Computational , Social structure , Social inequality , Physics , Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models , Social Structure, Social Inequality , Philosophy of the Social Sciences , Societal Aspects of Physics , Complexity
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Title:The Demons of Science What They Can and Cannot Tell Us About Our World
Author(s): Friedel Weinert
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (8 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-31708-3
Contents:I. Thought Experiments: Thought Experiments in Ancient Greece -- What Thought Experiments Represent -- Models and Thought Experiments -- The Function of Thought Experiments -- What Thought Experiments Tell Us and Don’t Tell Us About
the World -- Enter the Demons -- II. Laplace's Demon: Laplace’s Demon: Causal and Predictive Determinism -- Causality, Determinism and the Block Universe -- The Time-Reversal Invariance of Fundamental Laws -- Determinism and Its
Implications -- Determinism and Free Will -- What Laplace's Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- III. Maxwell's Demon: Local and Cosmic Arrows of Time -- Maxwell’s Demon -- Loschmidt’s Demon: Reversibility and
Irreversibility -- Indeterminism -- Indeterminism and Free Will -- Entropy -- The Past-Future Asymmetry -- What Maxwell’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- IV. Nietzsche's Demon: The Eternal Recurrence of Events --
Landsberg’s Demon -- Physical and Phenomenal Time -- The Evolution of the Universe -- Time and Change -- Is There a Master Arrow of Time? -- What Landsberg’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the Arrows of Time.
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Cosmology , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Popular Science in Physics , Cosmology
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Title:Murder on the Einstein Express and Other Stories
Author(s): Harun Šiljak
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (5 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-29066-9
Contents:Preface -- Part I: The Short Stories -- Normed Trek -- The Cantor Trilogy -- In Search of Future Time -- Murder on the Einstein Express -- Part II: Afterthoughts
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Keywords: Popular works , Philosophy and science , Computer science , Mathematics , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Mathematics , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Computer Science , Philosophy of Science
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Title:The Rise and Fall of the Fifth Force Discovery, Pursuit, and Justification in Modern Physics
Author(s): Allan Franklin
Date:2016
Edition:2nd ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (4 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28412-5
Contents:Preface -- Part I The Rise and Fall of the Fifth Force -- Part II Additional Material -- References -- Index
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Gravitation , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physical measurements , Measurement , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Measurement Science and Instrumentation , Philosophy of Science
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Title:Trick or Truth? The Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics
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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:Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics
Author(s): Jean Bricmont
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (25 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-25889-8
Contents:Physicists in Wonderland -- The First Mystery: Interference and Superpositions -- “Philosophical” Intermezzo -- The Second Mystery: Nonlocality -- The de Broglie-Bohm Theory -- Are There any Alternative Theories? -- Revisiting the
History of Quantum Mechanics -- Quantum Mechanics and Our Culture
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum physics , Physics , Quantum Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science
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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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Title:A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts Volume III: Electricity, Magnetism and Light
Author(s): Kerry Kuehn
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (5 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-21816-8
Contents:From the Contents: Iron, Loadstones and Terrestrial Magnetism -- The Life and Death of a Magnet -- Conservation of Electrical Charge -- Muschenbroek's Wonderful Bottle -- Thunder and Lightning -- Coulomb's Law -- The Dawn of
Electro-Magnetism -- Electric Currents, Magnetic Forces -- Work and Weight -- Kinetic and Potential Energy -- Conservation of Energy
ISBN:9783319218168
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Atoms , Optics , Optoelectronics , Plasmons (Physics) , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices , Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
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Title:How Should Humanity Steer the Future?
Author(s):
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (175 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-20717-9
Contents:Introduction (A. Aguirre, B. Foster, Z. Merali) -- How to save the world (S. Hossenfelder) -- Humanity is much more than the sum of humans (T. Bolognesi) -- Crucial Phenomena (D. Dewey).- The Leverage and Centrality of Mind (P. Estep
III, A. Hoekstra) -- A Participatory Future of Humanity (D. Rickles).- The Cartography of the Future: Recovering Utopia for the 21st Century (R. Searle).-Enlightenment is not for the Buddha alone (T. Singh).- Back to the Future:
Crowdsourcing Innovation by Refocusing Science Education (T. Norsen).- Recognizing the Value of Play (J. Dickau).- Improving Science for a Better Future (M. Khalil) -- How to avoid steering blindly: The case for a robust repository of
human knowledge (J. Niemeyer) -- The Tip of the Spear (G. Gantz) -- U-turn or u die (F. Mercati) -- Smooth seas do not make good sailors (G. Parry)
ISBN:9783319207179
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Science , Education , Physics , Societal Aspects of Physics , Philosophy of Technology , Popular Science in Education
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Title:The Weight of the Vacuum [electronic resource] : A Scientific History of Dark Energy
Author(s): Helge S Kragh
James M Overduin
Date:2014
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery of cosmic acceleration due to dark energy, a discovery that is all the more perplexing as nobody knows what dark energy actually is. We put the modern concept ofcosmological vacuum energy into historical context and show how it grew out of disparate roots in quantum mechanics (zero-point energy) and relativity theory (the cosmological constant, Einstein's greatest blunder). These twoinfluences have remained strangely aloof and still co-exi st in an uneasy alliance that is at the heart of the greatest crisis in theoretical physics, the cosmological-constant problem
Contents:Early ideas of space and vacuum
The active ether
Plancks second quantum theory
Half
quanta and zero
point energy
Nernsts cosmic quantum ether
The Hamburg connection
The cosmological constant
From Casimir to Zeldovich
Inflation and the false vacuum
Variable cosmological constants and quintessence
How heavy is the vacuum?
The accelerating universe
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Title:A Brief History of String Theory [electronic resource] : From Dual Models to M-Theory
Author(s): Dean Rickles
Date:2014
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:During its forty year lifespan, string theory has always had the power to divide, being called both a 'theory of everything' and a 'theory of nothing'. Critics have even questioned whether it qualifies as a scientific theory atall. This book adopts a n objective stance, standing back from the question of the truthor falsity of string theory and instead focusing on how it came to be and how it came to occupy its present position in physics. An unexpectedlyrich history is revealed, with deep connections to our most well-established physical theories. Fully self-contained and written in a lively fashion, the book will appeal to a wide variety of readers from novice to specialist
Contents:History and Mythology
Part I: The (Very) Early Years: 1959
1973
Particle Physics in the Sixties
The Veneziano Model
The Hadronic String
Supersymmetric Strings and Field Theoretic Limits
Part II: A Decade of Darkness: 1974
1984
An Early Demise? Theoretical Exaptation in String Theory
Turning Point(s)
Part III: String Theory Becomes Super: 1985
1995
Superstring Theory and the Real World
A 'Second Superstring Revolution' and the Future of String Theory
ISBN:9783642451287
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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
Size:1 online resource
Note:Scientists have always attempted to explain the world in terms of a few unifying principles. In the fifth century B.C. Democritus boldly claimed that reality is simply a collection of indivisible and eternal parts or atoms. Overthe centuries his doct rine has remained a landmark, and much progress in physics is due to its distinction between subjective perception and objective reality. This book discusses theory reduction in physics, which states that thewhole is nothing more than the sum of its parts : the properties of things are directly determined by their constituent parts. Reductionism deals with the relation between different theories that address different levels of reality, anduses extrapolations to apply that relation in different sciences. R eality shows a complex structure of connections, and the dream of a unified interpretation of all phenomena in several simple laws continues to attract anyone withgenuine philosophical and scientific interests. If the most radical reductionist point of vi ew is correct, the relationship between disciplines is strictly inclusive: chemistry becomes physics, biology becomes chemistry, and so on.Eventually, only one science, indeed just a single theory, would survive, with all others merging in the Theory of E verything. Is the current coexistence of different sciences a mere historical venture which will end when the Theory ofEverything has been established? Can there be a unified description of nature? Rather than an analysis of full reductionism, this book f ocuses on aspects of theory reduction in physics and stimulates reflection on related questions:is there any evidence of actual reduction? Are the examples used in the philosophy of science too simplistic? What has been endangered by the search for (the) ultimate truth? Has the dream of reductionist reason created any monsters?Is big science one such monster? What is the point of embedding science Y within science X, if predictions cannot be made on t
Contents:Preface
A Galilean Dialogue
A random journey
History
Reductionism: the philosophical point of view
Reduction in physics and philosophy
Emergence
A first attempt to tame complexity
A short history of statistical mechanics
Towards a systematic theory
The paradigmatic Brownian motion
Critical Phenomena
Discussion
From microscopic to macroscopic realities
The problem of irreversibility
Irreversibility and emergence
From microscopic to macroscopic equations
From atoms to cold fronts
Concluding remarks
Determinism, chaos and reductionism
Ge
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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
Size:1 online resource
Note:This book presents a collection of texts by the German physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizscker (1912-2007), for use in seminars on the history, epistemology and structure of physics. Most texts appear in Englishfor the first time. Weiz scker became famous through his works in physics, mainly in the early development of nuclear physics. Later he would also become well known as a philosopher and analyst of contemporary culture. Texts includethe original publications of the Weizscker-Bethe formula of nuclear masses and the Bethe-Weizscker cycle, which explains the source of energy in the sun both were developed by Bethe at the same time and independentlyof Weizscker. Further texts deal with Weizsckers explanation of the origin of planets, his explanation of the time arrow in Statistical Mechanics and his analyses of Quantum Mechanics and the structure of physics ingeneral
Contents:Introduction
On Elementary Transmutations in the Interior of Stars. Paper II
The Formation of the Planetary System
The History of Nature, Introduction
The Second Law and the Difference between Past and Future
A Sketch of the Unity of Physics
Quantum Theory
Probability and Abstract Quantum Theory
The Philosophy of Alternatives
Matter and Consciousness
Matter, Energy, Information
ISBN:9783319036687
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Keywords: Quantum theory , Astronomy
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Title:The Art of Science [electronic resource] : From Perspective Drawing to Quantum Randomness
Author(s): Rossella Lupacchini
Annarita Angelini
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Like linear perspective, complex numbers and probability are notable discoveries of the Renaissance. History has been quick to recognize the crucial impact of linear perspective on painting, but reluctant to acknowledge theimportance of complex numbe rs and probability. Both were treated with a great deal of suspicion by the scientific establishment and overlooked for many years. It was only in the twentieth century, when quantum theory defined the notionof complex probability amplitude, that complex numbers merged with probability and transformed the image of the physical world. From a theoretical point of view, however, the space opened to painting by linear perspective and thespace opened to science by complex numbers are equally valuable and share significant characteristics. By exploring that common ground, The Art of Science will lead the reader to complement Leonardos vision of painting as a scienceand to see science as an art. Its aim is to restore a visual dimension to mathematical sciences an element dulled, if not obscured, by historians, philosophers, and scientists themselves
Contents:From Perspective Drawing to the Eighth Dimension
Seeing Reality in Perspective: The Art of Optics and the Science of Painting
The Role of Perspective in the Transformation of European Culture
Visual DifferentialGeometry and Beltramis Hyperbolic Plane
All Done by Mirrors: Symmetries, Quaternions, Spinors, and Clifford Algebras
Artists & Gamblers on the Way to Quantum Physics
Radices Sophisticae, Racines Imaginaires: The Origins of Complex Numbers in the Late Renaissance
Random, Complex, and Quantum
ISBN:9783319021119
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Keywords: Mathematics , Science Philosophy , Quantum theory , Humanities
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Title:Essays on the Frontiers of Modern Astrophysics and Cosmology [electronic resource]
Author(s): Santhosh Mathew
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:This book is a collection of engaging and intriguing essays that describe an intellectual journey from the beginning to the end of universe. It is the product of an ongoing effort to know our place in the universe and share withreaders the underpinni ngs of the magnificent cosmos where we are given a chance to exist only very briefly. The essays incorporate a group of challenging ideas that modern physics and cosmology are struggling to understand, in a uniqueway that incorporates mythological, religi ous, and philosophical perspectives. The author relies on a simple and powerful philosophy that we are part of the universe and the universe is part of us. This wonderful collection ofessays provides a journey through the current frontiers of modern astr ophysics and cosmology. Its depiction of the most important unsolved mysteries about our place in the Universe is peppered with original insights and philosophicalperspectives, making it an intellectual treat. Avi Loeb, Professor, Harvard University Chai r, Astronomy Department Director, Institute for Theory and Computation In these essays, Santhosh Mathew combines an impressive knowledgeof physics with an eye to its connection to Eastern philosophy as well as its relevance to our life in modern times. I n his thoughtful investigation of natural phenomena and their relationship to universal philosophical truths, hetakes up where The Tao of Physics leaves off. You may well find his keen curiosity about the natural world and our place in it infectious. Car ole Bugge (C. E. Lawrence), author of Strings In this informative assemblage ofengaging essays Santhosh Mathew takes the reader on a deeply human quest for truth, a truly inspiring journey that boldly addresses the big questions of what the Universe is, how it came into being, and where it may be heading. Thisexciting adventure is as much a rich scientific history of elegant physics, mathematics, and cosmology as it is a philosophical and
Contents:Genesis of Genesis
Parallel Universes
Once Upon a Time There Was No Time or Space
Whats the Matter with Anti
matter?
Playing with Light
Dark forces in the Universe
Is This Universe Infinite?
Holographic Universe Ultimate Illusion
Mind Over Matter
The Spooky World of Quantum Entanglement
Hadron Collider Passport to the Universe
Theory of Everything
Are We Alone?
The End of Everything
ISBN:9783319018874
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Keywords: Science Philosophy , Astronomy
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Title:Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam [electronic resource] : Research, Teaching, Life
Author(s): Alexander Pechenkin
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This biography of the famous Soviet physicist Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam (1889-1944), who became a Professor at Moscow State University in 1925, describes his contributions to both physics and technology, as well as discussingthe scientific communi ty which formed around him, usually called the Mandelstam school. Mandelstams life story is thereby placed in its proper cultural context. The following more general issues are taken under consideration: theimpact of German scientific culture on Russian s cience the problems and fates of Russian intellectuals during the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years the formation of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and transformation of thesystem of higher education in the USSR during the 1920's and 1930's.The a uthor shows that Mandelstams fundamental writings and his lectures notes allow to reconstruct his philosophy of science and his approach to the social andethical functions of science and science education. That reconstruction is enhanced through extensive use of hitherto unpublished archival material as well as the transcripts of personal interviews conducted by the author
Contents:Foreword by E.P.Velikhov
Introduction
Youth and Strasbourg years
The Strasbourg years: radio engineering
The Strasbourg years: optics
The years of traveling (1914
1925)
Moscow State University (1925
1935)
Research in optics (Odessa Moscow)
The Mandelstam school: the early steps and results
The Mandelstams school: the theory of non
linear oscillations
Moscow State University and the Academy of Sciences
Borovoe and the last year in Moscow
The Mandelstam operationalism
The Mandelstam interpretation of quantum mechanics 1930
1940
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Keywords: Science Study and teaching , Quantum theory , Life sciences
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Title:Phase Transition Dynamics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Tian Ma
Shouhong Wang
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book is an introduction to a comprehensive and unified dynamic transition theory for dissipative systems and to applications of the theory to a range of problems in the nonlinear sciences. The main objectives of this book areto introduce a gener al principle of dynamic transitions for dissipative systems, to establish a systematic dynamic transition theory, and to explore the physical implications of applications of the theory to a range of problems in thenonlinear sciences. The basic philosophy of the theory is to search for a complete set of transition states, and the general principle states that dynamic transitions of all dissipative systems can be classified into three categories:continuous, catastrophic and random. The audience for this boo k includes advanced graduate students and researchers in mathematics and physics as well as in other related fields
Contents:Users Guide
General Theory of Phase Transition Dynamics
Dynamic Transition Theory
Equilibrium Phase Transition in Statistical Physics
Fluid Dynamics
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Climate Dynamics
Dynamical Transitions in Chemistry and Biology
References
ISBN:9781461489634
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Keywords: Mathematics , Differential equations, partial
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Title:Rational Reconstructions of Modern Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Peter Mittelstaedt
Date:2013
Edition:2nd ed. 2013
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer
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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
ISBN:9789400755932
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Title:Quantum Physics in the Nanoworld [electronic resource] : Schrdinger's Cat and the Dwarfs
Author(s): Hans Lth
Date:2013
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Note:The book deals with all essential aspects of non-relativistic quantum physics up to the quantization of fields. In contrast to common textbooks of quantum mechanics, modern experiments are described both for the purpose offoundation of the theory and in relation to recent applications. In this respect applications to nano-electronics as well as the realization of quantum-bits are presented and discussed. Furthermore, links are made to other importantresearch fields and applications, such as elementar y particle physics, solid state physics and nuclear magnetic resonance tomography in medicine. Even though the representation of the topics is largely performed in terms of Diracsbra-ket notation and by use of commutator algebra, the concrete description of the physical basis and the corresponding theoretical concepts are emphasized. Because of little requirement of complex mathematics, the book is suitable asan introduction into quantum physics, not only for physicists but also for chemists, biologists, engineers, computer scientists and even for philosophers as far as they are interested in natural philosophy and epistomology
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Contents:Some Fundamental Experiments
Particle
Wave Duality
Quantum States in Hilbert Space
Angular Momentum, Spin and Particle Categories
Approximate Solutions for Important Model Systems
Superposition, Entanglement and other Oddities
Fields and Quanta
ISBN:9783642312380
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Keywords: Nanochemistry , Quantum theory , Engineering , Nanotechnology
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Title:Quantum Physics Without Quantum Philosophy [electronic resource]
Author(s): Detlef Drr
Sheldon Goldstein
Nino Zangh
Date:2013
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Note:It has often been claimed that without drastic conceptual innovations a genuine explanation of quantum interference effects and quantum randomness is impossible. This book concerns Bohmian mechanics, a simple particle theory thatis a counterexample t o such claims. The gentle introduction and other contributions collected here show how the phenomena of non-relativistic quantum mechanics, from Heisenberg's uncertainty principle to non-commuting observables,emerge from the Bohmian motion of particles, t he natural particle motion associated with Schrdinger's equation. This book will be of value to all students and researchers in physics with an interest in the meaning of quantum theoryas well as to philosophers of science
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Contents:Quantum Equilibrium and the Origin of Absolute Uncertainty
Quantum Equilibrium and the Role of Operators as Observables in Quantum Theory
Quantum Philosophy: The Flight from Reason in Science
Seven Steps Towards the Classical World
On the Quantum Probability Flux Through Surfaces
On the Weak Measurement of Velocity in Bohmian Mechanics
Topological Factors Derived From Bohmian Mechanics
Hypersurface Bohm
Dirac Models
Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory
Quantum Spacetime Without Observers
Reality and the Role of the Wave Function in Quantum Theory
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Title:Ernst Zermelo - Collected Works/Gesammelte Werke II [electronic resource] : Volume II/Band II - Calculus of Variations, Applied Mathematics, and Physics/Variationsrechnung, Angewandte Mathematik und Physik
Author(s): Ernst Zermelo
Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
Akihiro Kanamori
Date:2013
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Series:Schriften der Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften : v23
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Keywords: Mathematics , Science History , Philosophy (General) , Computer science , Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
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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
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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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:Effective Theories in Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): James D. Wells
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Brief
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Keywords: Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science
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Title:Natural Fabrications [electronic resource]
Author(s): William Seager
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Monograph
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Series:The Frontiers Collection
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Keywords: Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity , Philosophy of Mind , Neurobiology , Neuropsychology
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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:The Arrows of Time [electronic resource]
Author(s): Laura Mersini-Houghton
Rudy Vaas
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Series:Fundamental Theories of Physics
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Keywords: Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Philosophy of Science , Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
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Title:The Classical Theory of Fields [electronic resource] Electromagnetism
Author(s): Carl S Helrich
Date:2012
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The study of classical electromagnetic fields is an adventure. The theory is complete mathematically and we are able to present it as an example of classical Newtonian experimental and mathematical philosophy. There is a set offoundational experiment s, on which most of the theory is constructed. And then there is the bold theoretical proposal of a field-field interaction from James Clerk Maxwell. This textbook presents the theory of classical fields as amathematical structure based solidly on laborat ory experiments. Here the student is introduced to the beauty of classical field theory as a gem of theoretical physics. To keep the discussion fluid, the history is placed in a beginningchapter and some of the mathematical proofs in the appendices. Chapt ers on Greens Functions and Laplaces Equation and a discussion of Faradays Experiment further deepen the understanding. The chapter on Einsteins relativityis an integral necessity to the text. Finally, chapters on particle motion and waves in a dispersive medium complete the picture. High quality diagrams and detailed end-of-chapter questions enhance the learning experience
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Contents:Origins and Concepts
Mathematical Background
Electrostatics
The Scalar Potential
Magnetostatics
Applications of Magnetostatics
Particle Motion
Greens Functions
Laplace Equation
Time Dependence
Electromagnetic Waves
Energy and Momentum
Special Relativity
Radiation
Fields in Matter
Waves in Dispersive Media
Appendix
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Keywords: Magnetism
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Title:Probability in Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Yemima Ben-Menahem
Meir Hemmo
Date:2012
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:What is the role and meaning of probability in physical theory, in particularin two of the most successful theories of our age, quantum physics andstatistical mechanics? Laws once conceived as universal anddeterministic,such as Newtons laws of motion , or the second law of thermodynamics, are replaced in these theories by inherently probabilistic laws. This collectionof essays by some of the worlds foremost experts presents anin-depthanalysis of the meaning of probability in contemporary physics. Amon g thequestions addressed are: How are probabilities defined? Are they objective or subjective? What is theirexplanatory value?What are thedifferences between quantum and classical probabilities?The result is an informative and thought-provoking book for t he scientificallyinquisitive.
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Contents:Introduction
Physics and Chance
Typicality and the Role of the Lebesgue Measure in Statistical Mechanics
Typicality and Notions of Probability in Physics
Deterministic Laws and Epistemic Chances
Measures over Initial Conditions
A New Approach to the Approach to Equilibrium
Revising Statistical Mechanics
Probability, Typicality and Closure Time
How Many Maxwell's Demons and Where?
Locality and Determinism: the Odd Couple
Why the Tsirelson Bound?
Three Attempts at Two Axioms for Quantum Mechanics
Generalized Probability Measures and the Framework of Effects
ISBN:9783642213298
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Keywords: Science Philosophy , Distribution (Probability theory) , Quantum theory
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Title:Probability in Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Yemima Ben-Menahem
Meir Hemmo
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Series:The Frontiers Collection
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Keywords: Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity , Quantum Physics , Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes , Philosophy of Science
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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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Keywords: Science Philosophy , Quantum theory
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Title:Niels Bohr and Complementarity [electronic resource]
Author(s): Arkady Plotnitsky
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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ISBN:9781461445166
Series:SpringerBriefs in Physics
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Keywords: Quantum Physics , Philosophy of Science , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
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Title:Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration [electronic resource]
Author(s): James A. Dator
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer US
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ISBN:9781461430933
Series:SpringerBriefs in Space Development
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Keywords: Philosophy of Technology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Political Science, general , Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space
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Title:Henri Poincar [electronic resource] : Impatient Genius
Author(s): Ferdinand Verhulst
Date:2012
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Note:This book describes the life and work of Henri Poincar, detailing most of his unique achievements in mathematics and physics. It is divided into two partsthe first on Poincars life, and the second on his contributionsto the mathematical sciences. Apa rt from biographical details, attention is given to Poincars results on automorphic functions differential equations and dynamical systems celestial mechanics mathematical physics, in particularthe theory of the electron and relativity and topology (analy sis situs). A chapter on philosophy explains Poincars conventionalism in mathematics and his view of conventionalism in physics. The book shows how Poincar reachedhis fundamentally new results in many different fields, how he thought about problems, and h ow one should read his work. Simultaneously, it is made clear how analysis and geometry are intertwined in Poincars thinking and work. Indynamical systems, this becomes clear in his description of invariant manifolds, his association of differential equat ion flow with mappings, and his fixed-point theory. There is no comparable book on Poincar presenting such arelatively complete vision of his life and the working of his very original mind. Scientists and engineers as well as general readers interested in the history of science will find this book of interest. Reviews of this book:Thetitle of this biography is particularly well chosen : Henri Poincar was a true genius, and he was impatient. It gives a fair picture of both the man and the scientist, comple ted by particularly well chosen illustrations. Jean Mawhin,Universit Catholique de Louvain, Belgium Ferdinand Verhulst has written a true scientific biography, introducing Poincar the man, his cultural milieu, and his mathematics. This book shows why, a c entury after his death,Poincar's ideas still shape a substantial part of the mathematical sciences. Philip J Holmes, Princeton University, USA
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Contents:The early years
Academic education, 1873
1879
Impressive results in Vesoul and Caen
Career in Paris
The prize competition of Oscar II
Philosophy and essays
At the end, what kind of a man?
Automorphic functions
Differential equations and dynamical systems
Analysis Situs
Mathematical Physics
Poincar
Historical data and biographical details
References
Index
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Keywords: Mathematics , Engineering
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Title:Molecular Theory of the Living Cell [electronic resource]
Author(s): Sungchul Ji
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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Keywords: Biophysics and Biological Physics , Bioorganic Chemistry , Philosophy of Biology
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Title:Rational Reconstructions of Modern Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Peter Mittelstaedt
Date:2011
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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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 relativity and quantum mechanics. This book shows that, on the basis of Newtons classical physics and by rational reconstruction, thetheory of relativity as well as quantum mechanics can be obtained by partly eliminating or attenuating the metaphysical hypotheses. Moreover, it is shown that these reconstructions do not require additional hypotheses or newexperimental results
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Contents:Introduction
Chapter 1: 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 of metaphysical hypotheses
Chapter 2 : Reconstruction of Special and General Relativity
Historical Development versus rational reconstruction
Reconstruction of Special Relativity
Space
time intervals and Relativistic Mechanics
The numerical value of the constant w
Could Special Relativity have been discovered already by Newton? A pseudo
historical digression
The attempt to reconstruct Ge
ISBN:9789400700772
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Title:The Wondrous Universe [electronic resource] Creation without Creator?
Author(s): Gerhard Brner
Date:2011
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Note:The world as it is viewed from modern physics and cosmology has many strange and unexpected features. Often these are in stark contrast with our everyday experience or our preconceptions, such as the concept of space and time asfinite and changeable. Nevertheless it is this strange world which is the fundamental basis of our existence. Therefore modern science also has a few things to say about the age-old questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? The author, an experienced s cientist and teacher, presents the knowledge that we have about our worldfor non-experts. He takes us on a journey through cosmology and the quantum world of elementary particles. Andhe sketches the impact of the insights gained into philosophical assumpt ions and religious beliefs in these disciplines. In the end he asks the speculative question whether there is something beyond the limits of the natural sciences.Gerhard Brner is a Professor of Physics at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and co nducts research on the early universe and dark matter at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching near Munich. He received hisPhD for a thesis on particle physics under the supervision of Werner Heisenberg and Hans-Peter Drr. Professor Brner is the author of the successful graduate textbook The Early Universe (published by Springer and now in its 4thedition), as well as of several popular science books on cosmology. In 2009 he received the Chinese Academy of Sciences Award for International C ooperation in Science and Technology (together with Prof. Maurice-Roger Bonnet). In 2010he received the Friendship Award, and in January 2011 the Chinese governments National Award for Cooperation in Science and Technology, the highest honor bestowed on f oreigners
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Contents:1 The Wondrous Universe
2 The World at Large
3 The Deep Underground
4 Boundaries and Transgressions
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Keywords: Philosophy , Science Philosophy , Astronomy , Quantum theory , Science (General)
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Title:The Pursuit of Quantum Gravity [electronic resource] Memoirs of Bryce DeWitt from 1946 to 2004
Author(s): Ccile DeWitt-Morette
Date:2011
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Note:1946 is the year Bryce DeWitt entered Harvard graduate school. Quantum Gravity was his goal and remained his goal throughout his lifetime until the very end. The pursuit of Quantum Gravity requires a profound understanding ofQuantum Physics and Gravi tation Physics. As G. A. Vilkovisky commented , Quantum Gravity is a combination of two words, and one should know both. Bryce understood this as nobody else, and this wisdom is completely unknown to manyauthors of the flux of papers that we see nowadays. Distingished physicist Cecile DeWitt-Morette skillfully blends her personal and scientific account with a wealth of her late husband's often unpublished writings on the subjectmatter. This volume, through the perspective of the leading researcher on quan tum gravity of his generation, will provide an invaluable source of reference for anyone working in the field. I found the book both instructive andfascinating. Bryce DeWitt and Ccile DeWitt-Morette formed the most creative couple in physics that I have e ver read about, heard about or, in this case, been privileged to know. Bryce started work on the problem of quantum gravity inthe late 1940s, long before it became fashionable, and continued to make trail-blazing contributions until his death. Ccile, supe rbly trained and gifted in mathematics as well as physics, made many contributions to other fields ofphysics and also collaborated with Bryce from time to time. Now she has memorialized him in a way that only she could, framing the documented story of his lifelong quest with an account from her unique vantage point. Fortunately, thisincludes a discussion of functional integration, a field in which her work is of fundamental significance. John Stachel, Director, Center for Einstein Studies, Boston Universi ty These wonderful memoirs were produced by DeWittspartner-in-life-and-science, Ccile Morette (pouse DeWitt). They contain extracts of DeWitts own writings, many of them gems, embedd
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Contents:I. Progress in Quantum Physics since the Lamb Shift calculations
II. Progress in Gravitation since Black Holes came to preeminence
III. Bryce DeWitts Pursuit of Quantum Gravity
IV. Bibliography
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Title:Crossroads: History of Science, History of Art [electronic resource] : Essays by David Speiser, vol. II
Author(s): Kim Williams
Date:2011
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Note:

This collection of essays on relationships between science, history of science, history of art and philosophy is a multi-faceted sequel to the first volume, Discovering the Principles of Mechanics 1600-1800, publishedin 2008. During his car eer, David Speiser was first and foremost a theoretical physicist with first-hand knowledge of how fundamental research is carried out, but he was also a historian of science and editor of historical writings aswell as a keen observer of works of art and architecture. In these essays he compares and contrasts artistic creations with scientific discoveries, the work of the artist and that ofthe scientist, and process of analysis of the arthistorian to that of the historian of science. What is revealed is h ow the limits of individual disciplines can be pushed and sometimes completely overcome as the result of input from and interactions with other fields, and howprogress may even be impossible without such interactions. The reflections elucidated here refut e the idea, so engrained in our thinking today, of the two cultures, and underline the unity rather than the diversity inherent increative thought both scientific and artistic. Contained here are ten papers, all newly edited with updated references, four of which have been translated into English for the first time, and completed with an index of names. Intendedfor the specialist and non-specialist alike, these essays set before us a feast of ideas.

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Contents:Foreword
Editors Note
The Symmetry of the Ornament on a Jewel of the Treasure of Mycenae
Arab and Pisan Mathematics in the Piazza dei Miracoli
Architecture, Mathematics and Theology in Raphael's Paintings
What can the Historian of Science Learn from the Historian of the Fine Arts?
The Importance of Concepts for Science
Remarks on Space and Time in Newton, Leibniz, Euler and in Modern Physics
Gruppentheorie und Quantenmechanik: The Book and its Position in Weyl's Work
Clifford A. Truesdell's Contributions to the Euler and the Bernoulli Editions
Publishing Complete
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