Why More Is Different (BOK)

Brigitte Falkenburg

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The physics of condensed matter, in contrast to quantum physics or cosmology, is not traditionally associated with deep philosophical questions. However, as science - largely thanks to more powerful computers - becomes capable of analysing and modelling ever more complex many-body systems, basic questions of philosophical relevance arise. Questions about the emergence of structure, the nature of cooperative behaviour, the implications of the second law, the quantum-classical transition and many other issues. This book is a collection of essays by leading physicists and philosophers. Each investigates one or more of these issues, making use of examples from modern condensed matter research. Physicists and philosophers alike will find surprising and stimulating ideas in these pages.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2015 Forfatter Brigitte Falkenburg
Forlag
Springer
ISBN 9783662439104
Antall sider 285 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 658 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Brigitte Falkenburg, Margaret Morrison