skip to content
Space, time, & stuff Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Space, time, & stuff

Author: Frank Arntzenius; Cian Seán Dorr
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Space, Time, and Stuff is an attempt to show that physics is geometry: that the fundamental structure of the physical world is purely geometrical structure. Along the way, he examines some non-standard views about the structure of spacetime and its inhabitants, including the idea that space and time are pointless, the idea that quantum mechanics is a completely local theory, the idea that antiparticles are just  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Arntzenius, Frank.
Space, time, & stuff.
Oxford, U.K. ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011276797
(OCoLC)742512006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Arntzenius; Cian Seán Dorr
OCLC Number: 794781237
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 288 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. There goes the neighborhood --
3. The world according to quantum mechanics --
4. Pointlessness --
5. Do space and time exist? --
6. Gauge theories and fibre-bundle spaces --
7. Directions, hands, and charges --
8. Calculus as geometry (co-authored with Cian Dorr) --
Appendix A. Different differential structures that generate the same embedded subregions --
Appendix B. 'Diag' determines differential structure --
Appendix C. Adequacy of our axioms for scalar-value lines --
Appendix D. Nominalistic treatment of vector spaces.
Other Titles: Space, time, and stuff
Responsibility: Frank Arntzenius ; with a contribution by Cian Dorr.

Abstract:

Frank Arntzenius presents a series of radical ideas about the structure of space and time, and establishes a new metaphysical position which holds that the fundamental structure of the physical world  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/794781237> # Space, time, & stuff
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "794781237" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1097449221#Place/oxford_u_k> ; # Oxford, U.K.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1045995> ; # Ontology
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1127622> ; # Space and time
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BD331> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/940898> ; # Geometry in nature
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/111/e23/> ;
   schema:alternateName "Space, time, and stuff" ;
   schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/51349207> ; # Cian Seán Dorr
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/242791583> ; # Frank Arntzenius
   schema:datePublished "2012" ;
   schema:description "1. Introduction -- 2. There goes the neighborhood -- 3. The world according to quantum mechanics -- 4. Pointlessness -- 5. Do space and time exist? -- 6. Gauge theories and fibre-bundle spaces -- 7. Directions, hands, and charges -- 8. Calculus as geometry (co-authored with Cian Dorr) -- Appendix A. Different differential structures that generate the same embedded subregions -- Appendix B. 'Diag' determines differential structure -- Appendix C. Adequacy of our axioms for scalar-value lines -- Appendix D. Nominalistic treatment of vector spaces."@en ;
   schema:description ""Space, Time, and Stuff is an attempt to show that physics is geometry: that the fundamental structure of the physical world is purely geometrical structure. Along the way, he examines some non-standard views about the structure of spacetime and its inhabitants, including the idea that space and time are pointless, the idea that quantum mechanics is a completely local theory, the idea that antiparticles are just particles travelling back in time, and the idea that time has no structure whatsoever. The main thrust of the book, however, is that there are good reasons to believe that spaces other than spacetime exist, and that it is the existence of these additional spaces that allows one to reduce all of physics to geometry. Philosophy, and metaphysics in particular, plays an important role here: the assumption that the fundamental laws of physics are simple in terms of the fundamental physical properties and relations is pivotal."--Page 4 of cover."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1097449221> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/742512006> ;
   schema:name "Space, time, & stuff"@en ;
   schema:productID "794781237" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/794781237#PublicationEvent/oxford_u_k_new_york_oxford_univ_press_2012> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1097449221#Agent/oxford_univ_press> ; # Oxford Univ. Press
   schema:url <http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696604.001.0001> ;
   schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696604.001.0001> ;
   schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3056401> ;
   schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/columbia/detail.action?docID=3056401> ;
   schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ucm/detail.action?docID=3056401> ;
   schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=718235> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/794781237> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1097449221#Agent/oxford_univ_press> # Oxford Univ. Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Oxford Univ. Press" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1045995> # Ontology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Ontology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1127622> # Space and time
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Space and time"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/940898> # Geometry in nature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Geometry in nature"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/242791583> # Frank Arntzenius
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Arntzenius" ;
   schema:givenName "Frank" ;
   schema:name "Frank Arntzenius" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/51349207> # Cian Seán Dorr
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1972" ;
   schema:familyName "Dorr" ;
   schema:givenName "Cian Seán" ;
   schema:name "Cian Seán Dorr" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/742512006>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Space, time, & stuff." ;
   schema:description "Print version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/794781237> ; # Space, time, & stuff
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.