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Author  Title  Accn#  Year  Item Type  Claims 
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Nahin, Paul J 
The Probability Integral 
I12823 
2023 
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2 
Wessling, Bernhard 
What a Coincidence! 
I12697 
2023 
eBook 

3 
Shiraishi, Naoto 
An Introduction to Stochastic Thermodynamics 
I12641 
2023 
eBook 

4 
BenNaim, Arieh 
Information Theory and Selected Applications 
I12579 
2023 
eBook 

5 
Aguirre, Anthony 
Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability 
I11665 
2021 
eBook 

6 
Primas, Hans 
Knowledge and Time 
I10262 
2017 
eBook 

7 
??irca, Simon 
Probability for Physicists 
I10254 
2016 
eBook 

8 
Plotnitsky, Arkady 
The Principles of Quantum Theory, From Planck's Quanta to the Higgs Boson 
I10089 
2016 
eBook 

9 
Weiss, Thomas 
Reflected Brownian Motions in the KPZ Universality Class 
I09966 
2017 
eBook 

10 
Livan, Giacomo 
Introduction to Random Matrices 
I09912 
2018 
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Title  The Probability Integral : Its Origin, Its Importance, and Its Calculation 
Author(s)  Nahin, Paul J 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Nature Switzerland, 2023. 
Description  XXX, 189 p. 34 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book tells the story of the probability integral, the approaches to analyzing it throughout history, and the many areas of science where it arises. The socalled probability integral, the integral over the real line of a Gaussian function, occurs ubiquitously in mathematics, physics, engineering and probability theory. Stubbornly resistant to the undergraduate toolkit for handling integrals, calculating its value and investigating its properties occupied such mathematical luminaries as De Moivre, Laplace, Poisson, and Liouville. This book introduces the probability integral, puts it into a historical context, and describes the different approaches throughout history to evaluate and analyze it. The author also takes entertaining diversions into areas of math, science, and engineering where the probability integral arises: as well as being indispensable to probability theory and statistics, it also shows up naturally in thermodynamics and signal processing. Designed to be accessibleto anyone at the undergraduate level and above, this book will appeal to anyone interested in integration techniques, as well as historians of math, science, and statistics 
ISBN,Price  9783031384165 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK  SPRINGER
2. ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
3. HISTORY
4. History of Mathematical Sciences
5. History of Statistics
6. Mathematical Methods in Physics
7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
8. MATHEMATICS
9. Measure and Integration
10. MEASURE THEORY
11. PROBABILITIES
12. PROBABILITY THEORY
13. Statistics??

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Title  What a Coincidence! : On Unpredictability, Complexity and the Nature of Time 
Author(s)  Wessling, Bernhard 
Publication  Wiesbaden, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 2023. 
Description  XIX, 234 p. 47 illus., 38 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  How do chance and coincidence enter our world? And why are so many things unpredictable? Through an accessible, exciting and amusing narrative, the author takes us into the world of chemistry, quantum physics and biology. Touching on astronomy and philosophy, we witness a rewarding journey of discovery. In the process, he develops a completely new view on chance, coincidence and randomness based on the laws of nature. Here, the omnipresent nonequilibrium plays an extremely decisive role, because it generates the complex structures in our world. Finally, on this basis, he presents an equally simple and captivating hypothesis about the nature of time. This nonfiction book provides deep insight into the fascination of research, the painful search for fundamental understanding, and the struggle for scientific knowledge. The Author Dr. Bernhard Wessling is a chemist and entrepreneur. His main occupation has been chemical product and process development, including basic innovations. In addition, he conducted basic research in colloid chemistry and physics, as well as nonequilibrium thermodynamics. As a sideline, he is one of two managing partners of a large organic farm. For decades, he has been actively involved in environmental, nature and species protection on a voluntary basis and has conducted behavioral research on wild cranes for many years. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence. The text has subsequently been revised further by the author to ensure content correctness and by a professional english native speaker copy editor, Marc Beschler, in order to refine the translation linguistically 
ISBN,Price  9783658406714 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK  SPRINGER
2. Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
3. Heat engineering
4. HEAT TRANSFER
5. MASS TRANSFER
6. PHILOSOPHY
7. Philosophy of Probability
8. PROBABILITIES
9. PROBABILITY THEORY
10. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  An Introduction to Stochastic Thermodynamics : From Basic to Advanced 
Author(s)  Shiraishi, Naoto 
Publication  Singapore, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Nature Singapore, 2023. 
Description  XIV, 443 p. 69 illus., 46 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book presents the fundamentals of stochastic thermodynamics, one of the most central subjects in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. It also explores many recent advances, e.g., in information thermodynamics, the thermodynamic uncertainty relation, and the tradeoff relation between efficiency and power. The content is divided into three main parts, the first of which introduces readers to fundamental topics in stochastic thermodynamics, e.g., the basics of stochastic processes, the fluctuation theorem and its variants, information thermodynamics, and large deviation theory. In turn, parts two and three explore advanced topics such as autonomous engines (engines not controlled externally) and finite speed engines, while also explaining the key concepts from recent stochastic thermodynamics theory that are involved. To fully benefit from the book, readers only need an undergraduatelevel background in statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics; no backgroundin information theory or stochastic processes is needed. Accordingly, the book offers a valuable resource for early graduate or higherlevel readers who are unfamiliar with this subject but want to keep up with the cuttingedge research in this field. In addition, the author???s vivid descriptions interspersed throughout the book will help readers grasp ???living??? research developments and begin their own research in this field 
ISBN,Price  9789811981869 
Keyword(s)  1. BIOPHYSICS
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Mathematical Methods in Physics
4. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
5. PROBABILITIES
6. PROBABILITY THEORY
7. SPINTRONICS
8. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
9. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability 
Author(s)  Aguirre, Anthony;Merali, Zeeya;Sloan, David 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2021. 
Description  VIII, 180 p. 27 illus., 17 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  For a brief time in history, it was possible to imagine that a sufficiently advanced intellect could, given sufficient time and resources, in principle understand how to mathematically prove everything that was true. They could discern what math corresponds to physical laws, and use those laws to predict anything that happens before it happens. That time has passed. G??del???s undecidability results (the incompleteness theorems), Turing???s proof of noncomputable values, the formulation of quantum theory, chaos, and other developments over the past century have shown that there are rigorous arguments limiting what we can prove, compute, and predict. While some connections between these results have come to light, many remain obscure, and the implications are unclear. Are there, for example, real consequences for physics ??? including quantum mechanics ??? of undecidability and noncomputability? Are there implications for our understanding of the relations between agency, intelligence, mind, and the physical world? This book, based on the winning essays from the annual FQXi competition, contains ten explorations of Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability. The contributions abound with connections, implications, and speculations while undertaking rigorous but bold and openminded investigation of the meaning of these constraints for the physical world, and for us as humans 
ISBN,Price  9783030703547 
Keyword(s)  1. Computability and Recursion Theory
2. COMPUTABLE FUNCTIONS
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. Foundations of Physics and Cosmology
6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
7. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
8. PROBABILITIES
9. PROBABILITY THEORY
10. RECURSION THEORY
11. SCIENCE
12. Science???Philosophy
13. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  Knowledge and Time 
Author(s)  Primas, Hans;Atmanspacher, Harald 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  XV, 427 p. 38 illus., 10 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This is a unique volume by a unique scientist, which combines conceptual, formal, and engineering approaches in a way that is rarely seen. Its core is the relation between ways of learning and knowing on the one hand and different modes of time on the other. Partial Boolean logic and the associated notion of complementarity are used to express this relation, and mathematical tools of fundamental physics are used to formalize it. Along the way many central philosophical problems are touched and addressed, above all the mindbody problem. Completed only shortly before the death of the author, the text has been edited and annotated by the author's close collaborator Harald Atmanspacher 
ISBN,Price  9783319473703 
Keyword(s)  1. Cognitive psychology
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. EPISTEMOLOGY
5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
6. Philosophy and science
7. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
8. PHYSICS
9. PROBABILITIES
10. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes

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Title  Probability for Physicists 
Author(s)  ??irca, Simon 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  XIV, 415 p. 142 illus., 29 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book is designed as a practical and intuitive introduction to probability, statistics and random quantities for physicists. The book aims at getting to the main points by a clear, handson exposition supported by wellillustrated and workedout examples. A strong focus on applications in physics and other natural sciences is maintained throughout. In addition to basic concepts of random variables, distributions, expected values and statistics, the book discusses the notions of entropy, Markov processes, and fundamentals of random number generation and MonteCarlo methods 
ISBN,Price  9783319316116 
Keyword(s)  1. Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
3. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences
7. Mathematical Methods in Physics
8. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
9. PHYSICS
10. PROBABILITIES
11. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
12. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
13. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
14. Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

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Title  The Principles of Quantum Theory, From Planck's Quanta to the Higgs Boson : The Nature of Quantum Reality and the Spirit of Copenhagen 
Author(s)  Plotnitsky, Arkady 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  XXXIV, 313 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  The book considers foundational thinking in quantum theory, focusing on the role the fundamental principles and principle thinking there, including thinking that leads to the invention of new principles, which is, the book contends, one of the ultimate achievements of theoretical thinking in physics and beyond. The focus on principles, prominent during the rise and in the immediate aftermath of quantum theory, has been uncommon in more recent discussions and debates concerning it. The book argues, however, that exploring the fundamental principles and principle thinking is exceptionally helpful in addressing the key issues at stake in quantum foundations and the seemingly interminable debates concerning them. Principle thinking led to major breakthroughs throughout the history of quantum theory, beginning with the old quantum theory and quantum mechanics, the first definitive quantum theory, which it remains within its proper (nonrelativistic) scope. It has, the book also argues, been equally important in quantum field theory, which has been the frontier of quantum theory for quite a while now, and more recently, in quantum information theory, where principle thinking was given new prominence. The approach allows the book to develop a new understanding of both the history and philosophy of quantum theory, from Planck???s quantum to the Higgs boson, and beyond, and of the thinking the key founding figures, such as Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schr??dinger, and Dirac, as well as some among more recent theorists. The book also extensively considers the nature of quantum probability, and contains a new interpretation of quantum mechanics, ???the statistical Copenhagen interpretation.??? Overall, the book???s argument is guided by what Heisenberg called ???the spirit of Copenhagen,??? which is defined by three great divorces from the preceding foundational thinking in physics???reality from realism, probability from causality, and locality from relativity???and defined the fundamental principles of quantum theory accordingly 
ISBN,Price  9783319320687 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
4. Philosophy and science
5. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
6. PHYSICS
7. PROBABILITIES
8. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
9. QUANTUM PHYSICS

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Title  Reflected Brownian Motions in the KPZ Universality Class 
Author(s)  Weiss, Thomas;Ferrari, Patrik;Spohn, Herbert 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  VII, 118 p. 4 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book presents a detailed study of a system of interacting Brownian motions in one dimension. The interaction is pointlike such that the nth Brownian motion is reflected from the Brownian motion with label n1. This model belongs to the KardarParisiZhang (KPZ) universality class. In fact, because of the singular interaction, many universal properties can be established with rigor. They depend on the choice of initial conditions. Discussion addresses packed and periodic initial conditions (Chapter 5), stationary initial conditions (Chapter 6), and mixtures thereof (Chapter 7). The suitably scaled spatial process will be proven to converge to an Airy process in the long time limit. A chapter on determinantal random fields and another one on Airy processes are added to have the notes selfcontained. These notes serve as an introduction to the KPZ universality class, illustrating the main concepts by means of a single model only. The notes will be of interest to readers from interacting diffusion processes and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics 
ISBN,Price  9783319494999 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
4. PROBABILITIES
5. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
6. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
7. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems

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Title  Introduction to Random Matrices : Theory and Practice 
Author(s)  Livan, Giacomo;Novaes, Marcel;Vivo, Pierpaolo 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  IX, 124 p. 10 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Modern developments of Random Matrix Theory as well as pedagogical approaches to the standard core of the discipline are surprisingly hard to find in a wellorganized, readable and userfriendly fashion. This slim and agile book, written in a pedagogical and handson style, without sacrificing formal rigor fills this gap. It brings Ph.D. students in Physics, as well as more senior practitioners, through the standard tools and results on random matrices, with an eye on most recent developments that are not usually covered in introductory texts. The focus is mainly on random matrices with real spectrum. The main guiding threads throughout the book are the Gaussian Ensembles. In particular, Wigner???s semicircle law is derived multiple times to illustrate several techniques (e.g., Coulomb gas approach, replica theory). Most chapters are accompanied by Matlab codes (stored in an online repository) to guide readers through the numerical check of most analytical results 
ISBN,Price  9783319708850 
Keyword(s)  1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. Mathematical Methods in Physics
6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
7. PHYSICS
8. PROBABILITIES
9. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
11. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems

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