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The Resource Time and chance, David Z Albert

Time and chance, David Z Albert

Label
Time and chance
Title
Time and chance
Statement of responsibility
David Z Albert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is an attempt to get to the bottom of an acute and perennial tension between our best scientific pictures of the fundamental physical structure of the world and our everyday empirical experience of it. The trouble is about the direction of time. The situation (very briefly) is that it is a consequence of almost every one of those fundamental scientific pictures - and that it is at the same time radically at odds with our common sense - that whatever can happen can just as naturally happen backward."
  • "The book aims to be both an original contribution to the present scientific and philosophical understanding of these matters at the most advanced level, and something in the nature of an elementary textbook on the subject accessible to interested high-school students."--Jacket
  • "This book is an attempt to get to the bottom of an acute and perennial tension between our best scientific pictures of the fundamental physical structure of the world and our everyday empirical experience of it. The trouble is about the direction of time. The situation (very briefly) is that it is a consequence of almost every one of those fundamental scientific pictures - and that it is at the same time radically at odds with our common sense - that whatever can happen can just as naturally happen backward." "The book aims to be both an original contribution to the present scientific and philosophical understanding of these matters at the most advanced level, and something in the nature of an elementary textbook on the subject accessible to interested high-school students."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Albert, David Z
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.59.T53
LC item number
A43 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time reversal
  • Physics
  • Tijd
  • Tijdsymmetrie
  • Natuurkunde
  • Inversion du temps
  • Physique
Label
Time and chance, David Z Albert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Time-reversal invariance
  • Thermodynamics
  • Statistical mechanics
  • The reversibility objections and the past-hypothesis
  • The scope of thermodynamics
  • The asymmetrics of knowledge and intervention
  • Quantum mechanics
Control code
44469069
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 172 pages
Isbn
9780674003170
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00056732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)44469069
Label
Time and chance, David Z Albert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Time-reversal invariance
  • Thermodynamics
  • Statistical mechanics
  • The reversibility objections and the past-hypothesis
  • The scope of thermodynamics
  • The asymmetrics of knowledge and intervention
  • Quantum mechanics
Control code
44469069
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 172 pages
Isbn
9780674003170
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00056732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)44469069

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