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The Resource Chance in Physics : Foundations and Perspectives, edited by Jean Bricmont, Giancarlo Ghirardi, Detlef Dürr, Francesco Petruccione, Maria Carla Galavotti, Nino Zanghi, (electronic resource)

Chance in Physics : Foundations and Perspectives, edited by Jean Bricmont, Giancarlo Ghirardi, Detlef Dürr, Francesco Petruccione, Maria Carla Galavotti, Nino Zanghi, (electronic resource)

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Chance in Physics : Foundations and Perspectives
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Chance in Physics
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Foundations and Perspectives
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edited by Jean Bricmont, Giancarlo Ghirardi, Detlef Dürr, Francesco Petruccione, Maria Carla Galavotti, Nino Zanghi
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This selection of reviews and papers is intended to stimulate renewed reflection on the fundamental and practical aspects of probability in physics. While putting emphasis on conceptual aspects in the foundations of statistical and quantum mechanics, the book deals with the philosophy of probability in its interrelation with mathematics and physics in general. Addressing graduate students and researchers in physics and mathematics togehter with philosophers of science, the contributions avoid cumbersome technicalities in order to make the book worthwhile reading for nonspecialists and specialists alike
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  • Bricmont, J.
  • Ghirardi, G. C.
  • Dürr, Detlef.
  • Petruccione, F.
  • Galavotti, Maria Carla.
  • Zanghi, Nino.
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Lecture Notes in Physics,
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574
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  • Physics
  • Distribution (Probability theory)
  • Quantum theory
  • Statistical physics
  • Physics
  • Statistical Physics
  • Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
  • Quantum Physics
  • Philosophy
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Chance in Physics : Foundations and Perspectives, edited by Jean Bricmont, Giancarlo Ghirardi, Detlef Dürr, Francesco Petruccione, Maria Carla Galavotti, Nino Zanghi, (electronic resource)
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Bayes, Boltzmann and Bohm: Probabilities in Physics -- Classical Statistical Mechanics -- The Rise of Statistical Mechanics -- Boltzmann’s Approach to Statistical Mechanics -- Microscopic Time Reversibility and the Boltzmann Equation -- The Direction of Time -- How to Implement Boltzmann’s Probabilistic Ideas in a Relativistic World? -- Quantum Mechanics -- Probability in Orthodox Quantum Mechanics: Probability as a Postulate Versus Probability as an Emergent Phenomenon -- Bohmian Mechanics -- Chance of Reduction as Chance of Spontaneous Localisation -- Probabilities, Decohering Histories, and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- Space Time and Probability -- Hidden Variables, Statistical Mechanics and the Early Universe -- Perspectives of the Dynamical Reduction Program -- Relativistic Theory of Continuous Measurements -- Probabilistic Results for Six Detectors in a Three-Particle GHZ Experiment -- Classical Versus Quantum Probabilities -- Chaotic Systems -- Does Quantum Chaos Exist? -- Time-Scales for the Approach to Thermal Equilibrium -- Einstein’s Nonconventional Conception of the Photon and the Modern Theory of Dynamical Systems -- Philosophy of Probability -- What Interpretation for Probability in Physics? -- Statistical Mechanics and the Propensity Interpretation of Probability -- Interpreting Probabilities: What’s Interference Got to Do with It?
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XII, 292 p.
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9783540449669
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10.1007/3-540-44966-3
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Chance in Physics : Foundations and Perspectives, edited by Jean Bricmont, Giancarlo Ghirardi, Detlef Dürr, Francesco Petruccione, Maria Carla Galavotti, Nino Zanghi, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Bayes, Boltzmann and Bohm: Probabilities in Physics -- Classical Statistical Mechanics -- The Rise of Statistical Mechanics -- Boltzmann’s Approach to Statistical Mechanics -- Microscopic Time Reversibility and the Boltzmann Equation -- The Direction of Time -- How to Implement Boltzmann’s Probabilistic Ideas in a Relativistic World? -- Quantum Mechanics -- Probability in Orthodox Quantum Mechanics: Probability as a Postulate Versus Probability as an Emergent Phenomenon -- Bohmian Mechanics -- Chance of Reduction as Chance of Spontaneous Localisation -- Probabilities, Decohering Histories, and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- Space Time and Probability -- Hidden Variables, Statistical Mechanics and the Early Universe -- Perspectives of the Dynamical Reduction Program -- Relativistic Theory of Continuous Measurements -- Probabilistic Results for Six Detectors in a Three-Particle GHZ Experiment -- Classical Versus Quantum Probabilities -- Chaotic Systems -- Does Quantum Chaos Exist? -- Time-Scales for the Approach to Thermal Equilibrium -- Einstein’s Nonconventional Conception of the Photon and the Modern Theory of Dynamical Systems -- Philosophy of Probability -- What Interpretation for Probability in Physics? -- Statistical Mechanics and the Propensity Interpretation of Probability -- Interpreting Probabilities: What’s Interference Got to Do with It?
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unknown
Extent
XII, 292 p.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9783540449669
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/3-540-44966-3
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online resource.
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absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-540-44966-9

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