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Author Radharose, Dennis
Title Here Erred Einstein
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2001
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Descript 1 online resource (214 pages)
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- Prolog -- First Conversation -- Second Conversation -- Third Conversation -- Fourth Conversation -- Fifth Conversation -- Appendix -- The Physical Interpretation of the Wave Function -- Theory of Relativity -- Particle Physics - Today -- References -- About the Authors -- Index
The emergence of modern physics in the first three decades of the 20th century was accompanied by a loss of determinism. That loss is embodied in the Copenhagen interpretation and the theory of relativity. The development of physics-based technologies, both constructive and destructive, occurred shortly thereafter at so dizzying a rate that scientists rarely took a critical look at the logical foundations of the Copenhagen interpretation and the theory of relativity, or at the consequences of the loss of determinism. This book contains a dialogue between a physicist and a philosopher on that issue. The dialogue is strongly contextualized with respect to the main players in physics during the first sixty years of the 20th century, and to the prevailing political conditions in Western Europe and the USA. It was galvanized by the debate and the subsequent abandonment of the Superconducting Super Collider, and also affords a lively understanding of Greek epistemology. Questioned by the philosopher, the physicist provides an account of the directions taken by physicists and the roads not traveled, as well as his own understanding of the nature of matter. Contents: First Conversation; Second Conversation; Third Conversation; Fourth Conversation; Fifth Conversation; The Physical Interpretation of the Wave Function; Theory of Relativity; Particle Physics - Today. Readership: Researchers and general readers
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Radharose, Dennis Here Erred Einstein Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company,c2001 9789810242428
Subject Quantum theory.;Relativity (Physics)
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Alt Author Sallhofer, Hans
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