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It From Bit or Bit From It? : On Physics and Information

Author: Anthony Aguirre
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2015.
Series: The Frontiers Collection
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this book look at the question of whether physics can be based on information, or - as John Wheeler phrased it - whether we can get "It from Bit".

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Aguirre
ISBN: 9783319129457 3319129457 9783319129464 3319129465
OCLC Number: 908623025
Description: VIII, 240 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme.
Contents: Introduction (A. Aguirre, B. Foster, Z. Merali).- "It From Bit" and the Quantum Probability Rule (M. Leifer).- It From Qubit (G. D'Ariano).- It From Qubit: How to Draw Quantum Contextuality (M. Planat).- The Tao of It and Bit (C. Stoica).- Information-Based Physics and the Influence Network (K. Knuth).- Relative Information at the Foundation of Physics (C. Rovelli).- Information and the Foundations of Quantum Theory.- An Insight into Information, Entanglement and Time (P. Borrill).- These From Bits (Y. Shikano).- Self-Similarity, Conservation of Entropy/Bits and the Black Hole Information Puzzle (D. Singleton, E. Vagenas, T. Zhu).- Spacetime Weave - Bit as the Connection between its or the Informational Content of Spacetime (T. Asselmeyer-Maluga).- Now Broadcasting in Planck Definition (C. Hogan).- Is Spacetime Countable? (S. Gryb).- Without Cause (M. Feeley).- Information and the Foundations of Quantum Theory (A. Bassi, S. Ghosh, T. Singh).- Reality, no Matter how you Slice it (K. Wharton).- "Bit From It" (J. Barbour).- Contextuality: Wheeler's Universal Regulating Principle (I. Durham).- It From Bit From It From Bit Nature and Nonlinear Logic (W. McHarris).
Series Title: The Frontiers Collection
Responsibility: Anthony Aguirre, Brendan Foster, Zeeya Merali (eds.).

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