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Author  Title  Accn#  Year  Item Type  Claims 
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Aguirre, Anthony 
Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability 
I11665 
2021 
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2 
Primas, Hans 
Knowledge and Time 
I10262 
2017 
eBook 

3 
??irca, Simon 
Probability for Physicists 
I10254 
2016 
eBook 

4 
Plotnitsky, Arkady 
The Principles of Quantum Theory, From Planck's Quanta to the Higgs Boson 
I10089 
2016 
eBook 

5 
Weiss, Thomas 
Reflected Brownian Motions in the KPZ Universality Class 
I09966 
2017 
eBook 

6 
Livan, Giacomo 
Introduction to Random Matrices 
I09912 
2018 
eBook 

7 
Harney, Hanns Ludwig 
Bayesian Inference 
I09850 
2016 
eBook 

8 
Vitali, Ettore 
Theory and Simulation of Random Phenomena 
I09810 
2018 
eBook 

9 
Matsoukas, Themis 
Generalized Statistical Thermodynamics 
I09706 
2018 
eBook 

10 
Kemppainen, Antti 
Schramm???Loewner Evolution 
I09669 
2017 
eBook 


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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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Title  Bayesian Inference : Data Evaluation and Decisions 
Author(s)  Harney, Hanns Ludwig 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  XIII, 243 p. 39 illus., 3 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This new edition offers a comprehensive introduction to the analysis of data using Bayes rule. It generalizes Gaussian error intervals to situations in which the data follow distributions other than Gaussian. This is particularly useful when the observed parameter is barely above the background or the histogram of multiparametric data contains many empty bins, so that the determination of the validity of a theory cannot be based on the chisquaredcriterion. In addition to the solutions of practical problems, this approach provides an epistemic insight: the logic of quantum mechanics is obtained as the logic of unbiased inference from counting data. New sections feature factorizing parameters, commuting parameters, observables in quantum mechanics, the art of fitting with coherent and with incoherent alternatives and fitting with multinomial distribution. Additional problems and examples help deepen the knowledge. Requiring no knowledge of quantum mechanics, the book is written on introductory level, with many examples and exercises, for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the physical sciences, planning to, or working in, fields such as medical physics, nuclear physics, quantum mechanics, and chaos 
ISBN,Price  9783319416441 
Keyword(s)  1. Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
2. Computer mathematics
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. Mathematical Methods in Physics
6. Medical and Radiation Physics
7. Medical physics
8. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
9. Particle and Nuclear Physics
10. PHYSICS
11. PROBABILITIES
12. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
13. RADIATION
14. Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
15. Statistics??

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Title  Theory and Simulation of Random Phenomena : Mathematical Foundations and Physical Applications 
Author(s)  Vitali, Ettore;Motta, Mario;Galli, Davide Emilio 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  XIII, 235 p. 5 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  The purpose of this book is twofold: first, it sets out to equip the reader with a sound understanding of the foundations of probability theory and stochastic processes, offering stepbystep guidance from basic probability theory to advanced topics, such as stochastic differential equations, which typically are presented in textbooks that require a very strong mathematical background. Second, while leading the reader on this journey, it aims to impart the knowledge needed in order to develop algorithms that simulate realistic physical systems. Connections with several fields of pure and applied physics, from quantum mechanics to econophysics, are provided. Furthermore, the inclusion of fully solved exercises will enable the reader to learn quickly and to explore topics not covered in the main text. The book will appeal especially to graduate students wishing to learn how to simulate physical systems and to deepen their knowledge of the mathematical framework, which has very deep connections with modern quantum field theory 
ISBN,Price  9783319905150 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences
4. Mathematical Methods in Physics
5. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
6. Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation
7. PHYSICS
8. PROBABILITIES
9. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
10. Statistical Theory and Methods
11. Statistics??

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Title  Generalized Statistical Thermodynamics : Thermodynamics of Probability Distributions and Stochastic Processes 
Author(s)  Matsoukas, Themis 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  XXI, 363 p. 57 illus., 55 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book gives the definitive mathematical answer to what thermodynamics really is: a variational calculus applied to probability distributions. Extending Gibbs's notion of ensemble, the Author imagines the ensemble of all possible probability distributions and assigns probabilities to them by selection rules that are fairly general. The calculus of the most probable distribution in the ensemble produces the entire network of mathematical relationships we recognize as thermodynamics. The first part of the book develops the theory for discrete and continuous distributions while the second part applies this thermodynamic calculus to problems in population balance theory and shows how the emergence of a giant component in aggregation, and the shattering transition in fragmentation may be treated as formal phase transitions. While the book is intended as a research monograph, the material is selfcontained and the style sufficiently tutorial to be accessible for selfpaced study by an advanced graduate student in such fields as physics, chemistry, and engineering 
ISBN,Price  9783030041496 
Keyword(s)  1. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
2. Coding and Information Theory
3. CODING THEORY
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
7. INFORMATION THEORY
8. PROBABILITIES
9. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
11. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems

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Title  Schramm???Loewner Evolution 
Author(s)  Kemppainen, Antti 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  IX, 145 p. 25 illus., 10 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book is a short, but complete, introduction to the Loewner equation and the SLEs, which are a family of random fractal curves, as well as the relevant background in probability and complex analysis. The connection to statistical physics is also developed in the text in an example case.??The book is based on a course (with the same title) lectured by the author.??First three chapters are devoted to the background material, but at the same time, give the reader a good understanding on the overview on the subject and on some aspects of conformal invariance. The chapter on the Loewner equation develops in detail the connection of growing hulls and the differential equation satisfied by families of conformal maps. The Schramm???Loewner evolutions are defined and their basic properties are studied in the following chapter, and the regularity properties of random curves as well as scaling limits of discrete random curves are investigated in the final chapter. The book is aimed at graduate students or researchers who want to learn the subject fairly quickly 
ISBN,Price  9783319653297 
Keyword(s)  1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. FUNCTIONS OF COMPLEX VARIABLES
6. Mathematical Methods in Physics
7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
8. PHYSICS
9. PROBABILITIES
10. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
11. Several Complex Variables and Analytic Spaces
12. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
13. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems

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