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1 Ge, Yunbao From Geocentric to Heliocentric: How Discoveries Are Made I11963 2021 eBook  
2 Plotnitsky, Arkady Reality Without Realism I11936 2021 eBook  
3 J??rg, Ton Generative Complexity in a Complex Generative World I11902 2021 eBook  
4 Voller, Ron Hubble, Humason and the Big Bang I11879 2021 eBook  
5 Jaeger, Gregg Quantum Arrangements I11854 2021 eBook  
6 Orchiston, Wayne Exploring the History of Southeast Asian Astronomy I11843 2021 eBook  
7 Dittrich, Walter The Development of the Action Principle I11810 2021 eBook  
8 Sheehan, William Neptune: From Grand Discovery to a World Revealed I11797 2021 eBook  
9 Honerkamp, Josef About the Oddities of Quantum Mechanics I11785 2021 eBook  
10 Kitchin, C. R Understanding Gravitational Waves I11780 2021 eBook  
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TitleFrom Geocentric to Heliocentric: How Discoveries Are Made
Author(s)Ge, Yunbao
PublicationSingapore, Springer Nature Singapore, 2021.
DescriptionXIV, 174 p. 87 illus., 69 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteHas anyone ever seen with their own eyes that the Earth goes around the sun? Even to this day, no one has. However, 500 and even 2000 years ago, some astronomers managed to point out that this is the case. At that time, people???s range of activities was strictly confined, the technology and tools used were extremely primitive, and many of the mathematical methods used today had not been developed. How did those astronomers make and verify this discovery? This book explains this exciting demonstration process. It enables anyone with a basic junior-high-school knowledge of geometry and a certain degree of spatial imagination to understand this and other interesting discoveries in the solar system. By demonstrating this interesting process, the book not satisfies readers curiosity using the simplest mathematics, but also inspires them to explore the new and unknown world
ISBN,Price9789811677793
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Cosmology and Space Sciences 3. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 4. Astronomy???Observations 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 8. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy 9. Physics???Philosophy 10. Science???History
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TitleReality Without Realism : Matter, Thought, and Technology in Quantum Physics
Author(s)Plotnitsky, Arkady
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXXXI, 331 p. 2 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents quantum theory as a theory based on new relationships among matter, thought, and experimental technology, as against those previously found in physics, relationships that also redefine those between mathematics and physics in quantum theory. The argument of the book is based on its title concept, reality without realism (RWR), and in the corresponding view, the RWR view, of quantum theory. The book considers, from this perspective, the thinking of Bohr, Heisenberg, Schr??dinger, and Dirac, with the aim of bringing together the philosophy and history of quantum theory. With quantum theory, the book argues, the architecture of thought in theoretical physics was radically changed by the irreducible role of experimental technology in the constitution of physical phenomena, accordingly, no longer defined independently by matter alone, as they were in classical physics or relativity. Or so it appeared. For, quantum theory, the book further argues, made us realize that experimental technology, beginning with that of our bodies, irreducibly shapes all physical phenomena, and thus makes us rethink the relationships among matter, thought, and technology in all of physics
ISBN,Price9783030845780
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Elementary particles (Physics) 4. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory 5. Foundations of Physics and Cosmology 6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 7. PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS 8. Physics???Philosophy 9. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY 10. SCIENCE 11. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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TitleGenerative Complexity in a Complex Generative World : A Generative Revolution in the Making
Author(s)J??rg, Ton
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXXI, 119 p. 3 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book introduces a refreshing approach to twenty-first-century scientific approach in an age, which is also known as the Century of Complexity. It deals with the deep problem of complexity, being operative from the bottom-up. The current lack of understanding of complexity has led scholars into the so-called embarrassment of complexity. A long overdue paradigm shift is necessary to address complexity as generative complexity and brings readers to the edge of a scientific revolution: that is, a generative revolution in the Century of Complexity. The book offers a radical shift of paradigm from the paradigm of simplifying into the new generative paradigm of complexifying about processes that develop from the bottom-up. The book links complex generative reality with a corresponding radical new generative nature of order and explores new fronts in science. This book explores innovative concepts of interaction, of causality, of the unit of study, and of reality itself and enables readers to see complexity as generative, emergent complexity as being operative from the bottom-up. The book discusses and suggests solutions for the problem of complexity in this Century of Complexity. The author provides a new understanding of complexity based on a generative flux of forces and relations. The book aims to bring about a fundamental and foundational change in how we view and ???do??? science for an interdisciplinary audience of academics ranging from social science and humanities to economy and biology
ISBN,Price9783030904098
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy 5. Philosophy and social sciences 6. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 7. Physics???Philosophy 8. Social Economy 9. SYSTEM THEORY 10. Welfare economics
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TitleHubble, Humason and the Big Bang : The Race to Uncover the Expanding Universe
Author(s)Voller, Ron
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXVII, 445 p. 59 illus., 9 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe story of Hubble and Humason is one for the ages???and in particular, the Cosmic Age. In this compelling book, science writer Ron Voller digs deep into how and why the two scientists continued to investigate their theory of universal expansion in the face of persistent doubt, contrary theories, and calamitous world events. The evolution of this dynamic duo???s tenuous friendship and professional partnership is in many ways as intriguing as their groundbreaking work on the evolution of the universe. The book therefore traces their lives from their childhoods into their burgeoning careers, revealing how a World War and their own personal differences stood in the way of initial cooperation. It then shows how despite all this, the two opposites eventually came together in the pursuit of something far greater than themselves. This grand story is inextricably interwoven with that of Albert Einstein, Willem de Sitter, and other great physicists of the era, all of whom took part in the staggering quest to make sense of the Big Bang and what followed. ???Edwin Hubble has often been considered as an island of sorts???a lone wolf of astronomy. But Voller???s book shows otherwise, as he examines Milt Humason???s essential contributions to our understanding of the expanding universe.??? - Daniel Lewis, Dibner Senior Curator, History of Science & Technology, The Huntington Library
ISBN,Price9783030821814
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Cosmology and Space Sciences 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy 7. Physics???Philosophy
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TitleQuantum Arrangements : Contributions in Honor of Michael Horne
Author(s)Jaeger, Gregg;Simon, David;Sergienko, Alexander V;Greenberger, Daniel;Zeilinger, Anton
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXIII, 196 p. 41 illus., 10 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents a collection of novel contributions and reviews by renowned researchers in the foundations of quantum physics, quantum optics, and neutron physics. It is published in honor of Michael Horne, whose exceptionally clear and groundbreaking work in the foundations of quantum mechanics and interferometry, both of photons and of neutrons, has provided penetrating insight into the implications of modern physics for our understanding of the physical world. He is perhaps best known for the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt (CHSH) inequality. This collection includes an oral history of Michael Horne's contributions to the foundations of physics and his connections to other eminent figures in the history of the subject, among them Clifford Shull and Abner Shimony
ISBN,Price9783030773670
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy 4. Physics???Philosophy 5. QUANTUM PHYSICS 6. SPINTRONICS
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TitleExploring the History of Southeast Asian Astronomy : A Review of Current Projects and Future Prospects and Possibilities
Author(s)Orchiston, Wayne;Vahia, Mayank N
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXXXII, 802 p. 459 illus., 342 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis edited volume contains 24 different research papers by members of the History and Heritage Working Group of the Southeast Asian Astronomy Network. The chapters were prepared by astronomers from Australia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Scotland, Sweden, Thailand and Vietnam. They represent the latest understanding of cultural and scientific interchange in the region over time, from ethnoastronomy to archaeoastronomy and more. Gathering together researchers from various locales, this volume enabled new connections to be made in service of building a more holistic vision of astronomical history in Southeast Asia, which boasts a proud and deep tradition
ISBN,Price9783030627775
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. Cultural heritage 4. Cultural property 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. History of Southeast Asia 8. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy 9. Physics???Philosophy 10. Southeast Asia???History
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TitleThe Development of the Action Principle : A Didactic History from Euler-Lagrange to Schwinger
Author(s)Dittrich, Walter
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXV, 135 p. 23 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book describes the historical development of the principle of stationary action from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Reference is made to the most important contributors to this topic, in particular Bernoullis, Leibniz, Euler, Lagrange and Laplace. The leading theme is how the action principle is applied to problems in classical physics such as hydrodynamics, electrodynamics and gravity, extending also to the modern formulation of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, especially quantum electrodynamics. A critical analysis of operator versus c-number field theory is given. The book contains many worked examples. In particular, the term "vacuum" is scrutinized. The book is aimed primarily at actively working researchers, graduate students and historians interested in the philosophical interpretation and evolution of physics; in particular, in understanding the action principle and its application to a wide range of natural phenomena
ISBN,Price9783030691059
Keyword(s)1. CLASSICAL MECHANICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Elementary particles (Physics) 5. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory 6. History of Physics and Astronomy 7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 8. MECHANICS 9. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy 10. Physics???History 11. Physics???Philosophy 12. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
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TitleNeptune: From Grand Discovery to a World Revealed : Essays on the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of John Couch Adams
Author(s)Sheehan, William;Bell, Trudy E;Kennett, Carolyn;Smith, Robert
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXXXI, 403 p. 130 illus., 71 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe 1846 discovery of Neptune is one of the most remarkable stories in the history of science and astronomy. John Couch Adams and U.J. Le Verrier both investigated anomalies in the motion of Uranus and independently predicted the existence and location of this new planet. However, interpretations of the events surrounding this discovery have long been mired in controversy. Who first predicted the new planet? Was the discovery just a lucky fluke? The ensuing storm engaged astronomers across Europe and the United States. Written by an international group of authors, this pathbreaking volume explores in unprecedented depth the contentious history of Neptune???s discovery, drawing on newly discovered documents and re-examining the historical record. In so doing, we gain new understanding of the actions of key individuals and sharper insights into the pressures acting on them. The discovery of Neptune was a captivating mathematical moment and was widely regarded at the time as the greatest triumph of Newton???s theory of universal gravitation. The book therefore begins with Newton???s development of his ideas of gravity. It examines too the mathematical calculations related to the discovery of Neptune, using new theories and tools provided by advances in celestial mechanics over the past twenty years. Through this process, the book analyzes why the mathematical approach that proved so potent in the discovery of Neptune, grand as it was, could not help produce similar discoveries despite several valiant attempts. In the final chapters, we see how the discovery of Neptune marked the end of one quest???to explain the wayward motions of Uranus???and the beginning of another quest to fill in the map and understand the nature of the outer Solar System, whose icy precincts Neptune, as the outermost of the giant planets, bounds.
ISBN,Price9783030542184
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. CLASSICAL MECHANICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 7. MECHANICS 8. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy 9. Physics???Philosophy 10. PLANETARY SCIENCE 11. Science???History
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TitleAbout the Oddities of Quantum Mechanics
Author(s)Honerkamp, Josef
PublicationWiesbaden, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 2021.
DescriptionIX, 42 p. 1 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteQuantum mechanics is a physical theory for objects of the microcosm, e.g. for atoms or electrons. It has proven itself so far, but leads to the fact that we have to grant properties and relations to these objects, which are neither compatible with our common sense nor with the concepts of classical physics. These peculiarities are presented and their significance for our cognitive faculty and for a world view is discussed. This Springer essential is a translation of the original German 1st edition essentials, ??ber die Merkw??rdigkeiten der Quantenmechanik by Josef Honerkamp, published by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature in 2020. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service DeepL.com). A subsequent human revision was done primarily in terms of content, so that the book will read stylistically differently from a conventional translation. Springer Nature works continuously to further the development of tools for the production of books and on the related technologies to support the authors. The content Emergence or supervenience Objects, features, relations Concepts in classical physics Oddities in quantum mechanics The Target Groups People interested in natural science and philosophy Philosophers, physicists The Author Josef Honerkamp taught for more than 30 years as a professor of theoretical physics and did research in the fields of quantum field theories, statistical mechanics, nonlinear systems, and stochastic dynamical systems in Hamburg, Bonn, and Freiburg. Since his retirement, he has tried to make the beauty and consistency of physical theories understandable to non-physicists
ISBN,Price9783658345785
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. History of Physics and Astronomy 4. PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS 5. Physics???History 6. Physics???Philosophy 7. QUANTUM PHYSICS
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TitleUnderstanding Gravitational Waves
Author(s)Kitchin, C. R
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXIV, 413 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe birth of a completely new branch of observational astronomy is a rare and exciting occurrence. For a long time, our theories about gravitational waves???proposed by Albert Einstein and others more than a hundred years ago???could never be fully proven, since we lacked the proper technology to do it. That all changed when, on September 14, 2015, instruments at the LIGO Observatory detected gravitational waves for the first time. This book explores the nature of gravitational waves???what they are, where they come from, why they are so significant and why nobody could prove they existed before now. Written in plain language and interspersed with additional explanatory tutorials, it will appeal to lay readers, science enthusiasts, physical science students, amateur astronomers and to professional scientists and astronomers
ISBN,Price9783030742072
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Classical and Quantum Gravity 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. GRAVITATION 6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 7. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy 8. PHYSICS 9. PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY 10. Physics???Philosophy 11. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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