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Philosophy of physics

Author: Jeremy Butterfield; John Earman
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/North-Holland, 2007.
Series: Handbook of the philosophy of science.
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The ambition of this volume is twofold: to provide a comprehensive overview of the field and to serve as an indispensable reference work for anyone who wants to work in it. For example, any philosopher who hopes to make a contribution to the topic of the classical-quantum correspondence will have to begin by consulting Klaas Landsmans chapter. The organization of this volume, as well as the choice of topics, is  Read more...
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Philosophy of physics.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/North-Holland, 2007
(DLC) 2006050854
(OCoLC)73928094
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Butterfield; John Earman
ISBN: 9780080466651 0080466656 9780444515605 0444515607
OCLC Number: 162695073
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes (xxiv, 1434, 19 pages)) : illustrations.
Contents: General Preface (Dov Gabbay, Paul Thagard and John Woods) --
Introduction (Jeremy Butterfield and John Earman) --
List of Contributors --
On Symplectic Reduction in Classical Mechanics (Jeremy Butterfield) --
The Representation of Time and Change in Mechanics (Gordon Belot) --
Classical Relativity Theory (David Malament) --
Non-Relativisitic Quantum Theory (Michael Dickson) --
Between Classical and Quantum (N.P. Landsman) --
Quantum Information and Computing (Jeffrey Bub) --
The Conceptual Basis of Quantum Field Theory (Gerard 't Hooft) --
Algebraic Quantum Field Theory (Hans Halvorson) --
Issues in the Foundations of Classical Statistical Physics (Jos Uffink) --
Quantum Statistical Physics (Gerard Emch) --
Issues in the Philosophy of Cosmology (George F.R. Ellis) --
Quantum Gravity (Carlo Rovelli) --
Symmetrics and Invariances in Classical Physics (Katherine Brading and Elena Castellani) --
Aspects of Determinism in Modern Physics (John Earman) --
Index.
Series Title: Handbook of the philosophy of science.
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy Butterfield and John Earman.
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Discusses the philosophical implications of modern physics. This book contains expositions of the fundamental theories of modern physics. It covers three main pillars of modern physics: relativity  Read more...

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