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Physical (a)causality : determinism, randomness and uncaused events

Author: Karl Svozil
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : SpringerOpen, 2018.
Series: Fundamental theories of physics, v. 192.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This open access book addresses the physical phenomenon of events that seem to occur spontaneously and without any known cause.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Svozil
ISBN: 9783319708157 3319708155
OCLC Number: 1023590837
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 219 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Part I Embedded observers, reflexive perception and representation: Intrinsic and extrinsic observation mode.- Embedded observers and self-expression.- Reflexive measurement.- Intrinsic self-representation.- Part II Provable unknowns: On what is entirely hopeless.- Forecasting and unpredictability.- Induction by rule inference.- Other types of recursion theoretic unknowables.- What if there are no laws? Emergence of laws.- Part III Quantum unknowns: "Shut up and calculate".- Evolution by permutation.- Quantum mechanics in a nutshell.- Quantum oracles.- Vacuum fluctuations.- Radioactive decay.- Part IV Exotic unknowns: Classical continua and infinities.- Classical (in)determinism.- Deterministic chaos.- Partition logics, finite automata and generalized urn models.- Part V Transcendence: Miracles.- Dualistic interfaces.- Part VI Executive summary: Executive summary.- Appendix A: Formal (in)computability and randomness.- B: Two particle correlations and expectations.
Series Title: Fundamental theories of physics, v. 192.
Responsibility: Karl Svozil.

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