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111 Mehra, Jagdish Einstein, Hilbert, and The Theory of Gravitation I01044 1974 eBook  
112 Cushing, J.T Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal I00912 1996 eBook  
113 White, James C Global Climate Change I00636 1992 eBook  
114 Van der Merwe, Alwyn Old and New Questions in Physics, Cosmology, Philosophy, and Theoretical Biology I00632 1983 eBook  
115 Grib, Andrey Anatoljevich Nonlocality in Quantum Physics I00548 1999 eBook  
116 Majer, Ulrich Reflections on Spacetime I00259 1995 eBook  
117 Rosser, G Interpretation of Classical Electromagnetism I00132 1997 eBook  
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TitleEinstein, Hilbert, and The Theory of Gravitation : Historical Origins of General Relativity Theory
Author(s)Mehra, Jagdish
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 1974.
Description96 p : online resource
Abstract NoteSome time ago I published a small piece * dealing with a charming little essay on 'the state of ether in magnetic fields', which the sixteen-year-old Einstein had written while he was awaiting admission to the E. T. H. in Zurich. This paper sought to trace the continuity between Einstein's early interest in electrodynamics and his later work on the special and general relativity theories. On reading this paper, Professor Eugene Wigner asked me whether David Hilbert had not independently discovered the field equations of gravitation. ** His impression from his stay in Gottingen (where Wigner had been Hilbert's assistant for one year in the late nineteen-twenties) was that Hilbert had indeed done so, and he asked me if it was true. I replied to Professor Wigner about Hilbert's contribution to the theory of gravitation. t He kindly encouraged me to expand my account to deal with the intricate and exciting details of the early years in the formulation of the general relativity theory of gravitation. This is what I have sought to do in this study. Albert Einstein created the general relativity theory of gravitation and dominated its development through the rest of his life. His early work on the theory of gravitation, from 1912 to 1916, had the drama of high adventure. It culminated in the establishment of its foundations which have remained unassailed by the theoretical and experimental work of succeeding decades
ISBN,Price9789401021944
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. HISTORY 4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 5. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 6. Philosophy and science 7. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 8. PHYSICS
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TitleBohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal
Author(s)Cushing, J.T;Fine, Arthur;Goldstein, S
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 1996.
DescriptionVIII, 408 p : online resource
Abstract NoteWe are often told that quantum phenomena demand radical revisions of our scientific world view and that no physical theory describing well defined objects, such as particles described by their positions, evolving in a well defined way, let alone deterministically, can account for such phenomena. The great majority of physicists continue to subscribe to this view, despite the fact that just such a deterministic theory, accounting for all of the phe?? nomena of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, was proposed by David Bohm more than four decades ago and has arguably been around almost since the inception of quantum mechanics itself. Our purpose in asking colleagues to write the essays for this volume has not been to produce a Festschrift in honor of David Bohm (worthy an undertaking as that would have been) or to gather together a collection of papers simply stating uncritically Bohm's views on quantum mechanics. The central theme around which the essays in this volume are arranged is David Bohm's version of quantum mechanics. It has by now become fairly standard practice to refer to his theory as Bohmian mechanics and to the larger conceptual framework within which this is located as the causal quantum theory program. While it is true that one can have reservations about the appropriateness of these specific labels, both do elicit distinc?? tive images characteristic of the key concepts of these approaches and such terminology does serve effectively to contrast this class of theories with more standard formulations of quantum theory
ISBN,Price9789401587150
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Elementary particles (Physics) 6. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory 7. HISTORY 8. History, general 9. Philosophy and science 10. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 11. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY 12. QUANTUM PHYSICS 13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 14. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
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TitleGlobal Climate Change : Linking Energy, Environment, Economy and Equity
Author(s)White, James C
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 1992.
DescriptionXIII, 242 p : online resource
ISBN,Price9781475721614
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. ECOLOGY 4. Ecology?? 5. Ecotoxicology 6. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 7. Philosophy and science 8. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 9. SOCIAL SCIENCES 10. Social Sciences, general 11. Waste management 12. Waste Management/Waste Technology
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TitleOld and New Questions in Physics, Cosmology, Philosophy, and Theoretical Biology : Essays in Honor of Wolfgang Yourgrau
Author(s)Van der Merwe, Alwyn
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 1983.
DescriptionXV, 920 p : online resource
Abstract NoteSimply to say that this is a collection of essays in honor of the late Wolfgang Yourgrau (1908-1979) is to explain, at least for-the obviously many-"insiders," the unusually wide-ranging title of the present volume. In a Foreword to the Proceedings of the First International Colloquium (focusing on logic, physical reality, and history), held at the University of Denver in May of 1966 under their leadership, Wolfgang Y ourgrau and Allen Breck wrote, in an oblique reference to C. P. Snow: "Indeed there are not two or three or four cultures: there is only one culture; our generation has lost its awareness of this . . . . Historians, logicians, physicists-all are banded in one common enterprise, namely in their des ire to weave an enlightened fabric of human knowledge. " Augment, if you will, the foregoing categories of scholars with biologists, philos?? ophers, cosmologists, and theologians-all of whom, in addition to historians, Wolf?? gang Yourgrau, by dint of his inextinguishable enthusiasm and charismatic qualities, assembled in Denver for the Second and Third International Colloquia (in 1967 and 1974, respectively)-and a few other besides, and one arrives at a statement of the credo wh ich Y ourgrau not only professed, but consistently exemplified throughout his adult life
ISBN,Price9781468488302
Keyword(s)1. Characterization and Evaluation of Materials 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. MATERIALS SCIENCE 5. Philosophy and science 6. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 7. PHYSICS 8. Physics, general
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TitleNonlocality in Quantum Physics
Author(s)Grib, Andrey Anatoljevich;Rodrigues Jr., Waldyr Alves
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 1999.
DescriptionX, 225 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe nonlocality phenomena exhibited by entangled quantum systems are certainly one of the most extraordinary aspects of quantum theory. This book discusses this phe?? nomenon according to several points of view, i.e., according to different interpretations of the mathematics of the quantum formalism. The several interpretations of the Copenhagen interpretation, the many worlds, the de Broglie-Bohm, quantum logics, the decohering by the environment approach and the histories approach interpretations are scrutinized and criticized in detail. Recent results on cryptography, quantum bit commitment, quantum erasers and teleportation are also presented and discussed. In preparing the book we benefited from discussions with many people, but we would like, in particular, to express our gratitude to Professor B. d'Espagnat for his useful comments and suggestions. We are grateful also to Ms. L. Gentry EI-Dash for the English revision, to Dr. 1. E. Maiorino for the production of the figures and a careful reading of the manuscript, and for the statI of Plenum for advice and for having produced a nice book. Finally, the authors thank FAPESP (contract no. I 99612657-0) for a grant making this book possible. A. A. ORIB AND W. A. RODRIGUES, JR
ISBN,Price9781461546870
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Mathematics 2. APPLIED MATHEMATICS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Elementary particles (Physics) 6. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory 7. ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 8. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 9. Philosophy and science 10. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 11. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY 12. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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TitleReflections on Spacetime : Foundations, Philosophy, History
Author(s)Majer, Ulrich;Schmidt, Heinz-J??rgen
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 1995.
DescriptionIII, 165 p : online resource
Abstract NoteREFLECTIONS ON SPACETIME - FOUNDATIONS, PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY During the academic year 1992/93, an interdisciplinary research group constituted itself at the Zentrum fUr interdisziplinare Forschung (ZiF) in Bielefeld, Germany, under the title 'Semantical Aspects of Spacetime Theories', in which philosophers and physicists worked on topics in the interpretation and history of relativity theory. The present issue consists of contributions resulting from material presented and discussed in the group during the course of that year. The scope of the papers ranges from rather specialised issues arising from general relativity such as the problem of referential indeterminacy, to foundational questions regarding spacetime in the work of Carnap, Weyl and Hilbert. It is well known that the General Theory of Relativity (GTR) admits spacetime models which are 'exotic' in the sense that observers could travel into their own past. This poses a number of problems for the physical interpretation of GTR which are also relevant in the philosophy of spacetime. It is not enough to exclude these exotic models simply by stating that we live in a non-exotic universe, because it might be possible to "operate time machines" by actively changing the topology of the future part of spacetime. In his contribution, Earman first reviews the attempts of physicists to prove "chronology protection theorems" (CPTs) which exclude the operation of time machines under reasonable assumptions
ISBN,Price9789401728720
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. GEOMETRY 5. GRAVITATION 6. HISTORY 7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 10. Philosophy and science 11. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 12. PHYSICS 13. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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TitleInterpretation of Classical Electromagnetism
Author(s)Rosser, G
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 1997.
DescriptionXVIII, 426 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe aim of this book is to interpret all the laws of classical electromagnetism in a modern coherent way. In a typical undergraduate course using vector analysis, the students finally end up with Maxwell's equations, when they are often exhausted after a very long course, in which full discussions are properly given of the full range of applications of individual laws, each of which is important in its own right. As a result, many students do not appreciate how limited is the experimental evidence on the basis of which Maxwell's equations are normally developed and they do not always appre?? ciate the underlying unity of classical electromagnetism, before they go on to graduate courses in which Maxwell's equations are taken as axiomatic. This book is designed to be used between such an undergraduate course and graduate courses. It is written by an experimental physicist and is intended to be used by physicists, electrical engineers and applied mathematicians
ISBN,Price9789401719506
Keyword(s)1. CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 5. ELECTRODYNAMICS 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 8. MATHEMATICS 9. Mathematics, general 10. OPTICS 11. Philosophy and science 12. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 13. PHYSICS 14. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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