Physics And Philosophy

Author : Werner Heisenberg
ISBN : 0141182156
Genre : Physics
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Nobel Prize winner Werner Heisenberg's classic account explains the central ideas of the quantum revolution, and his celebrated Uncertainty Principle. The theme of Heisenberg's exposition is that words and concepts familiar in daily life can lose their meaning in the world of relativity and quantum physics. This in turn has profound philosophical implications for the nature of reality and for our total world view. 'It carries the reader, with remarkable clarity, from the esoteric world of atomic physics to the world of people, language and the conception of our shared reality' Paul Davies.
Category: Physics

Physics And Philosophy

Author : Werner Heisenberg
ISBN : 1573926949
Genre : Science
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Nobel Prize-winning German physicist Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) is known for the development of quantum mechanics & the principle of indeterminacy. In Physics & Philosophy he explains how modern advances in science alter, & often destroy, traditional ways only when the philosophical assumptions underlying new scientific theories are accepted by the society. He shows how physical & philosophical assumptions embedded in scientific method allow for modifications when new evidence emerges. Scientific advances alone do not change a culture when stripped of the new knowledge that accompanies the new science.
Category: Science

Physics Philosophy

Author : Werner Heisenberg
ISBN : 0140146601
Genre : Physics
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The seminal work by one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, Physics and Philosophy is Werner Heisenberg's concise and accessible narrative of the revolution in modern physics, in which he played a towering role. The outgrowth of a celebrated lecture series, this book remains as relevant, provocative, and fascinating as when it was first published in 1958. A brilliant scientist whose ideas altered our perception of the universe, Heisenberg is considered the father of quantum physics; he is most famous for the Uncertainty Principle, which states that quantum particles do not occupy a fixed, measurable position. His contributions remain a cornerstone of contemporary physics theory and application.
Category: Physics

Encounters With Einstein

Author : Werner Heisenberg
ISBN : 0691024332
Genre : Science
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Essays discuss the philosophy of science, quantum mechanics, cosmic radiation, elementary particles, and closed theories
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Atomic Physics And Human Knowledge

Author : Niels Bohr
ISBN : 9780486479286
Genre : Science
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"This Dover edition, first published in 2010, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1961 by Science Editions, Inc., New York"--Prelim.
Category: Science

The Tao Of Physics

Author : Fritjof Capra
ISBN : 9781590308356
Genre : Philosophy
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Studies similarities between the concept of a harmonious universe that emerges from the theories of modern physics and the vision of a continuously interactive world conceived by Eastern mystics.
Category: Philosophy

Physics And Philosophy

Author : James Jeans
ISBN : 0486241173
Genre : Science
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A noted scientist illuminates the intertwined paths of philosophy and science from Plato to the present, and examines the transition from Newtonian classical mechanics to modern relativistic physics.
Category: Science

Niels Bohr S Times

Author : Abraham Pais
ISBN : 9780192522306
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The life of Niels Bohr spanned times of revolutionary change in science itself as well as its impact on society. Along with Albert Einstein, Bohr can be considered to be this century's major driving force behind the new philosophical and mathematical descriptions of the structure of the atom and the nucleus. Abraham Pais, the acclaimed biogrpaher of Albert Einstein, here traces Bohr's progress from his well-to-do origins in late nineteenth-century Denmark to his position at centre stage in the world political scene, particularly during the Second World War and the development of atomic weapons. Pais' description moves through the science as it was before Bohr, as it became because of Bohr, and thence to Bohr's scientific and philosophical legacy. That legacy is contained both in theory as it is now universally enshrined, as well as in its practice in such great Danish institutions as Riso. But more than that, Pais captures the essence of Bohr, the intensely private family figure who, despite appalling personal tragedy, became one of the most loved cultural figures of recent times.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Philosophy Of Physics

Author : Tim Maudlin
ISBN : 9780691143095
Genre : Philosophy
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Introduces non-physicists to core philosophical issues surrounding the nature & structure of space & time, & is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory. Provides a broad historical overview, from Aristotle to Einstein, & covers the Twins Paradox, Galilean relativity, time travel, & more.
Category: Philosophy