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- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 67.38
The prize-winning essays in this book address the fascinating but sometimes uncomfortable relationship between physics and mathematics. Is mathematics merely another natural science? Or is it the result of human creativity? Does physics simply wear mathematics like a costume, or is math the lifeblood of physical reality? The nineteen wide-ranging,... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00
Written by one of the astronomers who 'lived the dream' of working there this book is a restrospectively expanded diary featuring the 'birth and long life' of what was a truely innovative telescope. Based on input received from people involved in its planning, building, operation, and many scientists who observed with it, the author tells this... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00
This book explores facets of Otto Neugebauer's career, his impact on the history and practice of mathematics, and the ways in which his legacy has been preserved or transformed in recent decades, looking ahead to the directions in which the study of the history of science will head in the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, more than any other scholar... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 59.99
Die Ideengeschichte der Physik geht neue Wege, indem sie den umfangreichen historischen Stoff nicht additiv darstellt, sondern wissenschaftstheoretisch reflektiert und nach thematischen Leitlinien (Materievorstellungen, Raum und Zeit, Erhaltungskonzepte, Extremalprinzipien, Theorie und Experiment) strukturiert. Damit vermittelt diese Darstellung im... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 69.99
This book explains, in simple terms, with a minimum of mathematics, why things can appear to be in two places at the same time, why correlations between simultaneous events occurring far apart cannot be explained by local mechanisms, and why, nevertheless, the quantum theory can be understood in terms of matter... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.23
This book presents a comprehensive mathematical study of the operators behind the Born?Jordan quantization scheme. The Schrödinger and Heisenberg pictures of quantum mechanics are equivalent only if the Born?Jordan scheme is used. Thus, Born?Jordan quantization provides the only physically consistent quantization scheme, as opposed to the Weyl quantization... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 69.99
This book shines bright light into the dim recesses of quantum theory, where the mysteries of entanglement, nonlocality, and wave collapse have motivated some to conjure up multiple universes, and others to adopt a "shut up and calculate" mentality. After an extensive and accessible introduction to quantum mechanics and its history, the author turns... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 48.29
This textbook offers an introduction to the philosophy of science. It helps undergraduate students from the natural, the human and social sciences to gain an understanding of what science is, how it has developed, what its core traits are, how to distinguish between science and pseudo-science and to discover what a scientific attitude is. It argues... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 9.99
Dieses essential zeigt am Beispiel des innovativen Projekts ?Selberdenken!? auf, wie eine Verbindung von Naturwissenschaft und Philosophie auf der Basis von forschend-entdeckendem Lernen und explorativem Experimentieren an Schule und Hochschule gelingt. Fragen wie ?Was denkt man, wenn man nach den Bausteinen der Materie sucht?? und ?Wie schafft man... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 78.61
This book treats several subjects from the History of Mechanism and Machine Science, and also contains an illustrative presentation of the Museum of Engines and Mechanisms of the University of Palermo, Italy, which houses a collection of various pieces of machinery from the last 150 years. The various sections deal with some eminent scientists... more...