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The philosophy of vacuum

Author: Simon Saunders; Harvey R Brown
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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What is the vacuum concept, and why is it so important? This volume brings together philosophically-minded specialists who enlarge on these issues in the context of classical gravity, quantum  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Saunders; Harvey R Brown
ISBN: 0198244495 9780198244493
OCLC Number: 774073198
Description: 291 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Simon Saunders: Introduction; Albert Einstein: On the ether; R. Penrose: The mass of the classical vacuum; Simon Saunders & Harvey R. Brown: Reflections on ether; Simon Saunders: The negative-energy sea; Gordon N. Fleming: The vacuum on null planes; D.W. Sciama: The physical significance of the vacuum state of a quantum field; I.J.R. Aitchison: The vacuum and unification; Robert Weingard: Making everything out of nothing; B.J. Hiley: Vacuum or holomovement; DavidFinklestein: Theory of vacuum; Michael Atiyah: Topology of the vacuum; Peter J. Braam: How empty is the vacuum?; Index.
Responsibility: ed. by Simon Saunders and Harvey R. Brown.

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