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The Resource Space, time, & stuff, Frank Arntzenius ; with a contribution by Cian Dorr

Space, time, & stuff, Frank Arntzenius ; with a contribution by Cian Dorr

Label
Space, time, & stuff
Title
Space, time, & stuff
Statement of responsibility
Frank Arntzenius ; with a contribution by Cian Dorr
Title variation
Space, time, and stuff
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Space, Time, and Stuff is an attempt to show that physics is geometry: that the fundamental structure of the physical world is purely geometrical structure. Along the way, he examines some non-standard views about the structure of spacetime and its inhabitants, including the idea that space and time are pointless, the idea that quantum mechanics is a completely local theory, the idea that antiparticles are just particles travelling back in time, and the idea that time has no structure whatsoever. The main thrust of the book, however, is that there are good reasons to believe that spaces other than spacetime exist, and that it is the existence of these additional spaces that allows one to reduce all of physics to geometry. Philosophy, and metaphysics in particular, plays an important role here: the assumption that the fundamental laws of physics are simple in terms of the fundamental physical properties and relations is pivotal."--P. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Arntzenius, Frank
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD331
LC item number
.S53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dorr, Cian Seán
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  • Ontology
  • Space and time
  • Geometry in nature
  • Raum
  • Struktur
  • Zeit
  • Raum
  • Struktur
  • Zeit
  • Geometry in nature
  • Ontology
  • Space and time
Label
Space, time, & stuff, Frank Arntzenius ; with a contribution by Cian Dorr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-283) and index
Contents
It's just one damn thing after another -- There goes the neighborhood... -- The world according to quantum mechanics -- Pointlessness -- Do space and time exist? -- Gauge theories and fibre-bundle spaces -- Directions, hands, and charges -- Calculus as geometry (co-authored with Cian Dorr) -- Appendix A. Different differential structures that generate the same embedded subregions -- Appendix B. 'Diag' determines differential structure -- Appendix C. Adequacy of our axioms for scalar-value lines -- Appendix D. Nominalistic treatment of vector spaces
Control code
742512006
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
[viii], 288 p.
Isbn
9780199696604
Lccn
2011276797
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)742512006
Label
Space, time, & stuff, Frank Arntzenius ; with a contribution by Cian Dorr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-283) and index
Contents
It's just one damn thing after another -- There goes the neighborhood... -- The world according to quantum mechanics -- Pointlessness -- Do space and time exist? -- Gauge theories and fibre-bundle spaces -- Directions, hands, and charges -- Calculus as geometry (co-authored with Cian Dorr) -- Appendix A. Different differential structures that generate the same embedded subregions -- Appendix B. 'Diag' determines differential structure -- Appendix C. Adequacy of our axioms for scalar-value lines -- Appendix D. Nominalistic treatment of vector spaces
Control code
742512006
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
[viii], 288 p.
Isbn
9780199696604
Lccn
2011276797
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)742512006

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