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John von Neumann and the foundations of quantum physics

Author: Miklós Rédei; Michael Stöltzner
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, ©2001.
Series: Vienna Circle Institute yearbook, 8.
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John von Neumann (1903-1957) was undoubtedly one of the scientific geniuses of the 20th century. This volume embraces both historical and systematic analyses of his methodology of mathematical  Read more...

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John von Neumann and the foundations of quantum physics.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, c2001
(OCoLC)605588634
Online version:
John von Neumann and the foundations of quantum physics.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, c2001
(OCoLC)609155872
Named Person: John Von Neumann; John Von Neumann
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miklós Rédei; Michael Stöltzner
ISBN: 0792368126 9780792368120
OCLC Number: 47830525
Description: ix, 371 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A: John von Neumann and the Foundations of Quantum Physics. Introduction. Articles. J. v. Neumann's Influence in Mathematical Physics; W. Thirring. The Axiomatic Method and the Foundations of Science: Historical Roots of Mathematical Physics in Gottingen (1900-1930); U. Majer. Opportunistic Axiomatics - von Neumann on the Methodology of Mathematical Physics; M. Stoltzner. Von Neumann's Theory of Quantum Measurement; J. Bub. Von Neumann, Godel and Quantum Incompleteness; T. Breuer. Entropy, von Neumann and the von Neumann Entropy; D. Petz. Why von Neumann Rejected Carnap's Dualism of Information Concepts; E. Kohler. On the Stone - von Neumann Uniqueness Theorem and Its Ramifications; S.J. Summers. Von Neumann's Concept of Quantum Logic and Quantum Probability; M. Redei. The Impossible Causality: the No Hidden Variables Theorem of John von Neumann; R. Giuntini, F. Laudisa. Quantum Mechanics without Probabilities; P. Mittelstaedt. Critical Reflections on Quantum Probability Theory; L.E. Szabo. Unpublished Letters and Lectures by John von Neumann. Editors' Notes. Unpublished Correspondence. Unsolved Problems in Mathematics (1954). Amsterdam Talk about 'Problems in Mathematics' (1954). Quantum Mechanics of Infinite Systems (1935/6). B: General Part. Report - Documentation. A New Critique of Theological Interpretations of Physical Cosmology (7th Vienna Circle Lecture); A. Grunbaum. Scientific Understanding in the Twentieth Century; W.C. Salmon. From Russell's Logical Atomism to Carnap's Aufbau: Reinterpreting the Classic and Modern Theories on the Subject; H.J. Ribeiro. Review Essay. Recent Works on Otto Neurath; M. Ferrari. Reviews. Activities of the IVC. Index of Names.
Series Title: Vienna Circle Institute yearbook, 8.
Responsibility: edited by Miklós Rédei, Michael Stöltzner.
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