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21 Arthur, Richard T. W The Reality of Time Flow I09705 2019 eBook  
22 Aguirre, Anthony Wandering Towards a Goal I09697 2018 eBook  
23 Gionti, S. J., Gabriele The Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo: 80th Anniversary Celebration I09671 2018 eBook  
24 Bricmont, Jean Quantum Sense and Nonsense I09660 2017 eBook  
25 English, Lars Q There Is No Theory of Everything I09657 2017 eBook  
26 Talbot, Chris David Bohm's Critique of Modern Physics I09581 2020 eBook  
27 Freire Junior, Olival David Bohm I09397 2019 eBook  
28 Dur??n, Juan Manuel Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering I09280 2018 eBook  
29 De Bianchi, Silvia One Hundred Years of Gauge Theory I09028 2020 eBook  
30 Auletta, Gennaro The Quantum Mechanics Conundrum I08778 2019 eBook  
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TitleThe Reality of Time Flow : Local Becoming in Modern Physics
Author(s)Arthur, Richard T. W
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXII, 287 p : online resource
Abstract NoteIt is commonly held that there is no place for the 'now??? in physics, and also that the passing of time is something subjective, having to do with the way reality is experienced but not with the way reality is. Indeed, the majority of modern theoretical physicists and philosophers of physics contend that the passing of time is incompatible with modern physical theory, and excluded in a fundamental description of physical reality. This book provides a forceful rebuttal of such claims. In successive chapters the author explains the historical precedents of the modern opposition to time flow, giving careful expositions of matters relevant to becoming in classical physics, the special and general theories of relativity, and quantum theory, without presupposing prior expertise in these subjects. Analysing the arguments of thinkers ranging from Aristotle, Russell, and Bergson to the proponents of quantum gravity, he contends that the passage of time, understood as a local becoming of events out of those in their past at varying rates, is not only compatible with the theories of modern physics, but implicit in them.
ISBN,Price9783030159481
Keyword(s)1. COSMOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 5. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 6. Philosophy and science 7. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 8. PHYSICS 9. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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TitleWandering Towards a Goal : How Can Mindless Mathematical Laws Give Rise to Aims and Intention?
Author(s)Aguirre, Anthony;Foster, Brendan;Merali, Zeeya
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionVIII, 254 p. 46 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis collection of prize-winning essays addresses the controversial question of how meaning and goals can emerge in a physical world governed by mathematical laws. What are the prerequisites for a system to have goals? What makes a physical process into a signal? Does eliminating the homunculus solve the problem? The three winning essays, by Larissa Albantakis, Carlo Rovelli and Jochen Szangolies tackle exactly these challenges, while many other aspects (agency, the role of the observer, causality versus teleology, ghosts in the machine etc.) put in an appearance in the other award winning contributions. These seventeen imaginative, stimulating and often entertaining essays are enhanced versions of the prize-winning entries to the FQXi essay competition in 2017. The Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi, catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources
ISBN,Price9783319757261
Keyword(s)1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC 8. Mathematical Logic and Foundations 9. Philosophy and science 10. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 11. PHYSICS 12. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleThe Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo: 80th Anniversary Celebration
Author(s)Gionti, S. J., Gabriele;Kikwaya Eluo, S.J., Jean-Baptiste
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXVI, 265 p. 103 illus., 66 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents contributions from an internal symposium organized to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Specola Vaticana, or Vatican Observatory, in the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo. The aim is to provide an overview of the scientific and cultural work being undertaken at the Observatory today and to describe the outcomes of important recent investigations. The contents cover interesting topics in a variety of areas, including planetary science and instrumentation, stellar evolution and stars, galaxies, cosmology, quantum gravity, the history of astronomy, and interactions between science, philosophy, and theology. On September 29, 1935, Pope Pius XI officially inaugurated the new headquarters of the Specola Vaticana at Castel Gandolfo. With new telescopes, a new astrophysical laboratory for spectrochemical analysis, and a young staff comprising Jesuit scientists, this inauguration marked the beginning of an intense period of scientific achievements at the Observatory.??This anniversary book, featuring contributions from members of the current Observatory staff and adjunct scholars, will appeal to all with an interest in the history of the Specola Vaticana and its significance for astronomy
ISBN,Price9783319672052
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 4. COSMOLOGY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. GRAVITATION 8. HISTORY 9. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 10. Observations, Astronomical 11. Philosophy and science 12. Philosophy of Religion 13. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 14. Religion???Philosophy
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TitleQuantum Sense and Nonsense
Author(s)Bricmont, Jean
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 286 p. 50 illus., 18 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NotePermeated by the author's delightful humor, this little book explains, with nearly no mathematics, the main conceptual issues associated with quantum mechanics: The issue of determinism. Does quantum mechanics signify the end of a deterministic word-view? The role of the human subject or of the "observer" in science. Since Copernicus, science has increasingly tended to dethrone Man from his formerly held special position in the Universe. But quantum mechanics, with its emphasis on the notion of observation, may once more have given a central role to the human subject. The issue of locality. Does quantum mechanics imply that instantaneous actions at a distance exist in Nature? In these pages the author offers a variety of views and answers - bad as well as good - to these questions. The reader will be both entertained and enlightened by Jean Bricmont's clear and incisive arguments
ISBN,Price9783319652719
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. Popular Science in Physics 8. QUANTUM PHYSICS
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TitleThere Is No Theory of Everything : A Physics Perspective on Emergence
Author(s)English, Lars Q
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXIV, 224 p. 32 illus., 22 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe main purpose of this book is to introduce a broader audience to emergence by illustrating how discoveries in the physical sciences have informed the ways we think about it. In a nutshell, emergence asserts that non-reductive behavior arises at higher levels of organization and complexity. As physicist Philip Anderson put it, ???more is different.??? Along the text's conversational tour through the terrain of quantum physics, phase transitions, nonlinear and statistical physics, networks and complexity, the author highlights the various philosophical nuances that arise in encounters with emergence. The final part of the book zooms out to reflect on some larger lessons that emergence affords us. One of those larger lessons is the realization that the great diversity of theories and models, and the great variety of independent explanatory frameworks, will always be with us in the sciences and beyond. There is no ???Theory of Everything??? just around the corner waiting to be discovered. One of the main benefits of this book is that it will make a number of exciting scientific concepts that are not normally covered at this level accessible to a broader audience. The overall presentation, including the use of examples, analogies, metaphors, and biographical interludes, is geared for the educated non-specialist
ISBN,Price9783319591506
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 5. Philosophy and science 6. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 7. PHYSICS 8. Science???Social aspects 9. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 11. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
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TitleDavid Bohm's Critique of Modern Physics : Letters to Jeffrey Bub, 1966-1969
Author(s)Talbot, Chris
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXII, 375 p. 13 illus., 7 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn the letters contained in this book, David Bohm argues that the dominant formal, mathematical approach in physics is seriously flawed. In the 1950s and 60s, Bohm took a direction unheard of for a professor of theoretical physics: while still researching in physics, working among others with Yakir Aharanov and later Jeffrey Bub, he also spent time studying ???metaphysics??????such as Hegel???s dialectics and Indian panpsychism. 50 years on, questions raised about the direction and philosophical assumptions of theoretical physics show that Bohm???s arguments still have contemporary relevance
ISBN,Price9783030455378
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 4. Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Science 5. Philosophy and science 6. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 7. PHYSICS 8. QUANTUM PHYSICS 9. Science???History 10. Science???Philosophy
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TitleDavid Bohm : A Life Dedicated to Understanding the Quantum World
Author(s)Freire Junior, Olival
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXI, 250 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis authoritative biography addresses the life and work of the quantum physicist David Bohm. Although quantum physics is considered the soundest physical theory, its strange and paradoxical features have challenged - and continue to challenge - even the brightest thinkers. David Bohm dedicated his entire life to enhancing our understanding of quantum mysteries, in particular quantum nonlocality. His work took place at the height of the cultural/political upheaval in the 1950's, which led him to become the most notable American scientist to seek exile in the last century. The story of his life is as fascinating as his ideas on the quantum world are appealing
ISBN,Price9783030227159
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. QUANTUM PHYSICS
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TitleComputer Simulations in Science and Engineering : Concepts - Practices - Perspectives
Author(s)Dur??n, Juan Manuel
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXXI, 209 p. 13 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book addresses key conceptual issues relating to the modern scientific and engineering use of computer simulations. It analyses a broad set of questions, from the nature of computer simulations to their epistemological power, including the many scientific, social and ethics implications of using computer simulations. The book is written in an easily accessible narrative, one that weaves together philosophical questions and scientific technicalities. It will thus appeal equally to all academic scientists, engineers, and researchers in industry interested in questions (and conceivable answers) related to the general practice of computer simulations
ISBN,Price9783319908823
Keyword(s)1. APPLIED MATHEMATICS 2. Computational Science and Engineering 3. Computer mathematics 4. COMPUTER SIMULATION 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 8. Mathematical and Computational Engineering 9. Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation 10. Philosophy and science 11. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 12. PHYSICS 13. Simulation and Modeling
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TitleOne Hundred Years of Gauge Theory : Past, Present and Future Perspectives
Author(s)De Bianchi, Silvia;Kiefer, Claus
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXII, 313 p. 28 illus., 12 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents a multidisciplinary guide to gauge theory and gravity, with chapters by the world???s leading theoretical physicists, mathematicians, historians and philosophers of science. The contributions from theoretical physics explore e.g. the consistency of the unification of gravitation and quantum theory, the underpinnings of experimental tests of gauge theory and its role in shedding light on the relationship between mathematics and physics. In turn, historians and philosophers of science assess the impact of Weyl???s view on the philosophy of science. Graduate students, lecturers and researchers in the fields of history of science, theoretical physics and philosophy of science will benefit from this book by learning about the role played by Weyl???s Raum-Zeit-Materie in shaping several modern research fields, and by gaining insights into the future prospects of gauge theory in both theoretical and experimental physics. Furthermore, the book facilitates interdisciplinary exchange and conceptual innovation in tackling fundamental questions about our deepest theories of physics. Chapter ???Weyl???s Raum-Zeit-Materie and the Philosophy of Science??? is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com
ISBN,Price9783030511975
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Elementary particles (Physics) 6. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory 7. GRAVITATION 8. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 9. Philosophy and science 10. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 11. PHYSICS 12. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
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TitleThe Quantum Mechanics Conundrum : Interpretation and Foundations
Author(s)Auletta, Gennaro
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXXVI, 863 p. 218 illus., 43 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis comprehensive volume gives a balanced and systematic treatment of both the interpretation and the mathematical-conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics. It is written in a pedagogical style and addresses many thorny problems of fundamental physics. The first aspect concerns Interpretation. The author raises the central problems: formalism, measurement, non-locality, and causality. The main positions on these subjects are presented and critically analysed. The aim is to show that the main schools can converge on a core interpretation. The second aspect concerns Foundations. Here it is shown that the whole theory can be grounded on information theory. The distinction between information and signal leads us to integrating quantum mechanics and relativity. Category theory is presented and its significance for quantum information shown; the logic and epistemological bases of the theory are assessed. Of relevance to all physicists and philosophers with an interest in quantum theory and its foundations, this book is destined to become a classic work
ISBN,Price9783030166496
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. QUANTUM COMPUTERS 8. Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics 9. QUANTUM PHYSICS 10. SPINTRONICS
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