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The structure of physics

Author: Carl Friedrich Weizsäcker, Freiherr von; Thomas Görnitz; Holger Lyre
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2006.
Series: Fundamental theories of physics, v. 155.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revised English version of "Aufbau der Physik." It includes insights and results of ur-theoretic research of the late 1980's and 1990's. It combines the perspectives of science, philosophy,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Friedrich Weizsäcker, Freiherr von; Thomas Görnitz; Holger Lyre
ISBN: 1402052340 9781402052347 1402052359 9781402052354
OCLC Number: 72437040
Description: xxxiii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1. The Question --
1.2. Outline --
2. The System of Theories --
2.1. Preliminary --
2.2. Classical Point mechanics --
2.3. Mathematical forms of the laws of nature --
2.4. Chemistry --
2.5. Thermodynamics --
2.6. Field Theories --
2.7. Non-Euclidean geometry and semantic consistency --
2.8. The Relativity Problem --
2.9. Special Theory of Relativity --
2.10. General Theory of Relativity --
2.11. Quantum Theory, Historical --
2.12. Quantum Theory, plan of Reconstruction --
3. Probability and abstract quantum theory --
2.1. Probability and experience --
3.2. The classical concept of probability --
3.3. Empirical determination of probabilities --
3.4. Second quantization --
3.5. Methodological: Reconstruction of abstract quantum theory --
3.6. Reconstruction via probabilites and the lattice of propositions --
4. Quantum theory and space time --
4.1. Concrete quantum theory --
4.2. Reconstruction of quantum theory via variable alternatives --
4.3. Space and time --
5. Models of particles and interaction --
5.1. Open questions --
5.2. Representations in tensor space --
5.3. Quasiparticles in rigid coordinate spaces --
5.4. Model of quantum electrodynamics --
5.5. Elementary particles --
5.6. General theory of relativity --
6. Cosmology and particles physics (by Th. Gornitz) --
6.1. Quantum theory of abstract binary alternatives and cosmology --
6.2. Ur-theoretic vacuum and particle states --
6.3. Relativistic particles --
6.4. Outlook --
7. Irreversibility and entrophy --
7.1. Irreversibility as problem --
7.2. A model of irreversible processes --
7.3. Documents --
7.4. Cosmology and the theory of relativity --
8. Information and evolution --
8.1. The systematic place of the chapter --
8.2. What is information? --
8.3. What is evolution? --
8.4. Information and probability --
8.5. Evolution as growth of potential information --
8.6. Pragmatic information: Novelty and confirmation --
8.7. Biological preliminaries to logic --
9. The problem of the interpretation of quantum theory --
9.1. About the history of the interpretation --
9.2. The semantic consistency of quantum theory --
9.3. Paradoxes and alternatives --
10. The stream of information --
10.1. The quest for substance --
10.2. The stream of information in quantum theory --
10.3. Mind and form --
11. Beyond quantum theory --
11.1. Crossing the frontier --
11.2. Facticity of the future --
11.3. Possibility of the past --
11.4. Comprehensive present --
11.5. Beyond physics --
12. In the language of philosophers --
12.1. Exposition --
12.2. Philosophy of science --
12.3. Physics --
12.4. Metaphysics.
Series Title: Fundamental theories of physics, v. 155.
Other Titles: Aufbau der Physik.
Responsibility: by Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker ; edited, revised and enlarged by Thomas Görnitz and Holger Lyre.
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