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Mereology and the Sciences : Parts and Wholes in the Contemporary Scientific Context.

Author: Claudio Calosi
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2014.
Series: Synthese Library, 371.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Publication:Mereology and the Sciences.
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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: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio Calosi
ISBN: 3319053558 9783319053554
OCLC Number: 884429004
In: Calosi, Claudio
Description: V, 378 Seiten.
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, 371.
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