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Mereology and the sciences : parts and wholes in the contemporary scientific context

Author: Claudio Calosi; Pierluigi Graziani
Publisher: Cham ; Heidelberg : Springer, [2014] ©2014
Series: Synthese library, v. 371.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is the first systematic and thorough attempt to investigate the relation and the possible applications of mereology to contemporary science.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio Calosi; Pierluigi Graziani
ISBN: 9783319053554 3319053558 9783319053561 3319053566
OCLC Number: 880401098
Description: xx, 378 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Notes on Contributors.- Introduction: Parts, Wholes and Contemporary Sciences; C. Calosi and P. Graziani.- Part I. Physics.- Introduction to Part I: Mereology and Physics.- Building Enduring Objects out of Spacetime; C. Gilmore.- Relativistic Parts and Places: a Note on Corner Slices and Shrinking Chairs; Y. Balashov.- Parthood and Composition in Quantum Mechanics; C. Calosi and G. Tarozzi.- Continuity of motion in Whitehead's Geometrical Space; V. Fano and P. Graziani.- Part II. Mathematics.- Introduction to Part II: Mereology and Mathematics.- Multi-valued Logic for a Point Free Foundation of Geometry; C. Coppola and G. Gerla.- The Relations of Supremum and Mereological Sum in Partially Ordered Sets; R. Gruszynski and A. Pietruszczak.- Natural Mereology and Classical Mereology; P. Hovda.- Part III. Natural Sciences.- Introduction to Part III: Mereology and Natural Science.- Crisp islands in vague seas. Cases of determinate parthood relations in biological objects; L. Jansen, S. Schulz.- Developing the Mereology of Chemistry; J. P. Llored and R. Harre.- Part IV. Computer Sciences and Engineering.- Introduction to Part IV: Mereology, Computer Sciences and Engineering.- Mereology in Engineering and Computer Sciences; L. Polkowski.- Discrete Mereotopology; A. Galton.- A Role for Mereology in Domain Science and Engineering; D. Bjorner.
Series Title: Synthese library, v. 371.
Responsibility: Claudio Calosi, Pierluigi Graziani, editors.

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