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111 
Mehra, Jagdish 
Einstein, Hilbert, and The Theory of Gravitation 
I01044 
1974 
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112 
Cushing, J.T 
Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal 
I00912 
1996 
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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 
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115 
Grib, Andrey Anatoljevich 
Nonlocality in Quantum Physics 
I00548 
1999 
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116 
Majer, Ulrich 
Reflections on Spacetime 
I00259 
1995 
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117 
Rosser, G 
Interpretation of Classical Electromagnetism 
I00132 
1997 
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111.


Title  Einstein, Hilbert, and The Theory of Gravitation : Historical Origins of General Relativity Theory 
Author(s)  Mehra, Jagdish 
Publication  Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 1974. 
Description  96 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  Some time ago I published a small piece * dealing with a charming little essay on 'the state of ether in magnetic fields', which the sixteenyearold 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 nineteentwenties) 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,Price  9789401021944 
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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112.


Title  Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal 
Author(s)  Cushing, J.T;Fine, Arthur;Goldstein, S 
Publication  Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 1996. 
Description  VIII, 408 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  We 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,Price  9789401587150 
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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114.


Title  Old and New Questions in Physics, Cosmology, Philosophy, and Theoretical Biology : Essays in Honor of Wolfgang Yourgrau 
Author(s)  Van der Merwe, Alwyn 
Publication  New York, NY, Springer US, 1983. 
Description  XV, 920 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  Simply to say that this is a collection of essays in honor of the late Wolfgang Yourgrau (19081979) is to explain, at least forthe obviously many"insiders," the unusually wideranging 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, physicistsall 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 theologiansall 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,Price  9781468488302 
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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115.


Title  Nonlocality in Quantum Physics 
Author(s)  Grib, Andrey Anatoljevich;Rodrigues Jr., Waldyr Alves 
Publication  New York, NY, Springer US, 1999. 
Description  X, 225 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  The 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 BroglieBohm, 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 EIDash 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 996126570) for a grant making this book possible. A. A. ORIB AND W. A. RODRIGUES, JR 
ISBN,Price  9781461546870 
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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116.


Title  Reflections on Spacetime : Foundations, Philosophy, History 
Author(s)  Majer, Ulrich;Schmidt, HeinzJ??rgen 
Publication  Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 1995. 
Description  III, 165 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  REFLECTIONS 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 nonexotic 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,Price  9789401728720 
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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Title  Interpretation of Classical Electromagnetism 
Author(s)  Rosser, G 
Publication  Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 1997. 
Description  XVIII, 426 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  The 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,Price  9789401719506 
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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