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Van der Merwe, Alwyn

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Works: 124 works in 341 publications in 1 language and 4,766 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Translator, Actor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Alwyn Van der Merwe
Quantum mechanics, mathematics, cognition, and action : proposals for a formalized epistemology by Mioara Mugur-Schächter( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to initiate a new discipline, namely a formalized epistemological method drawn from the cognitive strategies practised in the most effective among the modern scientific disciplines, as well as from general philosophical thinking. Indeed, what is lacking in order to improve our knowledge and our domination of the modes which nowadays are available for the generation and communication of knowledge, thoroughly and rapidly and with precision and detail? It is a systematic explication of the epistemological essence encrypted in the specialized languages and algorithms of the major modern scientific approaches, a systematic cross-referencing of the explicated results, and a final elaboration of a new coherent whole. Quantum mechanics, like a diver, can take us down to the level of the very first actions of our conceptualization of reality. And starting from there, it can induce an explicit understanding of certain fundamental features of the new scientific thinking. A formalized epistemology should not be mistaken for a crossdisciplinary or a multidisciplinary project. The latter projects are designed to offer to nonspecialists access to information, to results obtained inside specialized disciplines, as well as a certain understanding of these results; whereas a formalized epistemology should equip anyone with a framework for conceptualizing himself in whatever domain and direction he or she might choose. A formalized epistemology should not be mistaken either for an approach belonging to the modern cognitive sciences. These try to establish as neutrally as possible descriptions of how the human body-and-mind work spontaneously when knowledge is generated; whereas a method of conceptualization should establish what conceptual-operational deliberate procedures have to be applied in order to represent and to achieve processes of generation of knowledge optimized accordingly to any definite aims. This book addresses philosophers of science, physicists, mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, researchers in cognitive sciences, and biologists, as well as any intellectual who is interested in scientific and philosophical thinking
Perspectives in quantum theory; essays in honor of Alfred Landé by Alfred Landé( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controlled nucleosynthesis : breakthroughs in experiment and theory by Stanislav Adamenko( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of papers presents the main results of a logical analysis of extensive theoretical and experimental searches for efficient ways to overcome two long-standing scientific and technical problems: (1) the creation of a driver of inertial thermonuclear synthesis with a positive gain of energy and (2) the naturalization of artificially created radioactive materials accumulated as a product of the human activity"--Introduction
Old and new questions in physics, cosmology, philosophy, and theoretical biology : essays in honor of Wolfgang Yourgrau by Alwyn Van der Merwe( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simply to say that this is a collection of essays in honor of the late Wolfgang Yourgrau (1908-1979) is to explain, at least for-the obviously many-"insiders," the unusually wide-ranging title of the present volume. In a Foreword to the Proceedings of the First International Colloquium (focusing on logic, physical reality, and history), held at the University of Denver in May of 1966 under their leadership, Wolfgang Y ourgrau and Allen Breck wrote, in an oblique reference to C. P. Snow: "Indeed there are not two or three or four cultures: there is only one culture; our generation has lost its awareness of this . . . . Historians, logicians, physicists-all are banded in one common enterprise, namely in their des ire to weave an enlightened fabric of human knowledge. " Augment, if you will, the foregoing categories of scholars with biologists, philos­ ophers, cosmologists, and theologians-all of whom, in addition to historians, Wolf­ gang Yourgrau, by dint of his inextinguishable enthusiasm and charismatic qualities, assembled in Denver for the Second and Third International Colloquia (in 1967 and 1974, respectively)-and a few other besides, and one arrives at a statement of the credo wh ich Y ourgrau not only professed, but consistently exemplified throughout his adult life
Open questions in quantum physics : invited papers on the foundations of microphysics by G Tarozzi( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due to its extraordinary predictive power and the great generality of its mathematical structure, quantum theory is able, at least in principle, to describe all the microscopic and macroscopic properties of the physical world, from the subatomic to the cosmological level. Nevertheless, ever since the Copen hagen and Gottingen schools in 1927 gave it the definitive formu lation, now commonly known as the orthodox interpretation, the theory has suffered from very serious logical and epistemologi cal problems. These shortcomings were immediately pointed out by some of the principal founders themselves of quantum theory, to wit, Planck, Einstein, Ehrenfest, Schrodinger, and de Broglie, and by the philosopher Karl Popper, who assumed a position of radical criticism with regard to the standard formulation of the theory. The aim of the participants in the workshop on Open Questions in Quantum Physics, which was held in Bari (Italy), in the Department of Physics of the University, during May 1983 and whose Proceedings are collected in the present volume, accord ingly was to discuss the formal, the physical and the epistemo logical difficulties of quantum theory in the light of recent crucial developments and to propose some possible resolutions of three basic conceptual dilemmas, which are posed respectively ~: (a) the physical developments of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen argument and Bell's theorem, i. e
Quantum, space, and time--the quest continues : studies and essays in honour of Louis de Broglie, Paul Dirac, and Eugene Wigner by A. O Barut( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between quantum and cosmos : studies and essays in honor of John Archibald Wheeler by Wojciech Hubert Zurek( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miller, Y. Ne'eman, I. D. Novikov, A. Peres, I. Prigogine, I. Robinson, L. S. Schulman, M. O. Scully, D. H. Sharp, L. C. Shepley, A. Y. Shiekh, C. Teitelboim, E. Teller, K. S. Thorne, W. G. Unruh, R. M. Wald, L. Wilets, W. K. Wootters, J. W. York, Jr., and W. H. Zurek.Originally published in 1988.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Quantum paradoxes and physical reality by Franco Selleri( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waves and particles in light and matter by Alwyn Van der Merwe( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Veil, Reality, and Louis de Broglie (O. Costa de Beauregard). The Fallacy of the Arguments Against Local Realism in Quantum Phenomena (A.O. Barut). Restoring Locality with FasterThanLight Velocities (P.H. Eberhard). The WaveParticle Duality and the AharonovBohm Effect (M. Ferrero, E. Santos). De Broglie's Waves in Space and Time (A. Garuccio). Interferometry with De Broglie Waves (F. Hasselbach). Quantum Mechanics of Ultracold Neutrons (V.K. Ignatovich). The Physical Interpretation of Special Relativity (S.J. Prokhovnik). Quantum Neutron Optics (H. Rauch). Some Comments on th
The Nature of quantum paradoxes : Italian studies in the foundations and philosophy of modern physics( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamental problems in quantum physics by Miguel Ferrero Melgar( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on recent theoretical and experimental developments in the foundations of quantum physics, including topics such as the puzzles and paradoxes which appear when general relativity and quantum mechanics are combined; the emergence of classical properties from quantum mechanics; stochastic electrodynamics; EPR experiments and Bell's Theorem; the consistent histories approach and the problem of datum uniqueness in quantum mechanics; non-local measurements and teleportation of quantum states; quantum non-demolition measurements in optics and matter wave properties observed by neutron, electron and atomic interferometry. This volume is intended for graduate students of physics and those interested in the foundations of quantum theory
Between Quantum and Cosmos( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected popular writings of E.U. Condon by Edward Uhler Condon( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected scientific papers of E.U. Condon by Edward Uhler Condon( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected scientific papers of Alfred Landé by Alfred Landé( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical physicists allover the world are acquainted with Lande's celebrated computation of the g factor or splitting factor or, more precisely, the magne togyric factor. The so-called anomalous Zeeman effect had intrigued, if not vexed, some of the most distinguished physicists of that time, such as Bohr, Sommerfeld, Pauli, and others. Lande realized that this recalcitrant effect was inseparable from the multiplet line structure - a breakthrough in understanding which he achieved in 1922 at the age of thirty four. It was in the same year that Lande discovered the interval rule for the separation of multiplet sublevels, a significant result that holds in all cases of Russell-Saunders coupling and renders comparatively easy the empirical analysis of spectral multiplets. In the twenties, Lande succeeded in constructing some original concepts of axiomatic thermodynamics by employing Caratheodory's somewhat esoteric approach as his guiding concept. Published in the Handbuch der Physik, his comprehensive treatise, evincing several novel ideas, has become a classic. Lande, Sommerfeld's student though never a true disciple, published two monographs on quantum mechanics that are remarkable for their content and exposition. In this connection it may be apposite to stress that Lande had sub scribed for many years to the (infelicitously named) Copenhagen interpretation
Microphysical reality and quantum formalism( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New developments on fundamental problems quantum physics by Miguel Ferrero Melgar( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in quantum theory( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Conference on Bell's Theorem and the Foundations of Modern Physics, Palazzo del Ridotto, Cesena, Italy, 7-10 October 1991 by International Conference on Bell's Theorem and the Foundations of Modern Physics( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ettore Majorana : notes on theoretical physics by Ettore Majorana( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is unique, since it reveals the outstanding personality underlying Majorana's notes. An extraordinary mixture of mathematical command, physics intuition and creative thought makes the Notes enjoyable for physicists of every discipline. The Notes are interesting for both graduate students and theoretical physics experts. In fact, the contents range from applied physics models, thorough fundamental atomic physics, to advanced group theory. The Notes have never been published and here they appear in the same format as organized by Ettore Majorana. The style is plain, proposed solutions to physics problems are original. These notes are intended as a series of fundamental physics themes treated by Ettore Majorana during the first "burning years" of the Panisperna Group, as the new deal of physics started in Rome around Enrico Fermi
 
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Quantum mechanics, mathematics, cognition, and action : proposals for a formalized epistemology
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Controlled nucleosynthesis : breakthroughs in experiment and theoryQuantum, space, and time--the quest continues : studies and essays in honour of Louis de Broglie, Paul Dirac, and Eugene WignerQuantum paradoxes and physical realityFundamental problems in quantum physicsSelected scientific papers of Alfred LandéNew developments on fundamental problems quantum physicsEttore Majorana : notes on theoretical physics
Alternative Names
Alwyn Van der Merwe amerikai fizikus

Alwyn Van der Merwe físico estadounidense

Alwyn Van der Merwe natuurkundige uit Zuid-Afrika

Alwyn Van der Merwe physicien américain

Der Merwe Alwyn van

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Merwe, A. van der.

Merwe, Alvyn van Der.

Merwe Alwyn van der

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Van Der Merve, A.

Van der Merwe, A.

Van der Merwe, A. (Alwyn)

VanDerMerwe, Alwyn 1927-

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