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The Resource Physics meets philosophy at the Planck scale : contemporary theories in quantum gravity, edited by Craig Callender, Nick Huggett

Physics meets philosophy at the Planck scale : contemporary theories in quantum gravity, edited by Craig Callender, Nick Huggett

Label
Physics meets philosophy at the Planck scale : contemporary theories in quantum gravity
Title
Physics meets philosophy at the Planck scale
Title remainder
contemporary theories in quantum gravity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Craig Callender, Nick Huggett
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collects classic and original contributions from leading experts to discuss one of the greatest challenges in fundamental physics: how quantum mechanics and general relativity can be reconciled in a theory of 'quantum gravity'. A key topic of debate and collaboration between physicists and philosophers
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
530.15/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC178
LC item number
.P48 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Callender, Craig
  • Huggett, Nick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quantum gravity
  • SCIENCE
  • Quantum gravity
  • Gravitationstheorie
  • Philosophie
  • Quantentheorie
  • Kwantumgravitatie
  • Filosofie
  • MECÂNICA QUÂNTICA
Label
Physics meets philosophy at the Planck scale : contemporary theories in quantum gravity, edited by Craig Callender, Nick Huggett
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-356) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Carlo Rovelli
  • Part II -- Strings
  • Reflections on the fate of spacetime
  • Edward Witten
  • A philosopher looks at string theory
  • Robert Weingard
  • Black holes, dumb holes, and entropy
  • William G. Unruh
  • Part III -Topological quantum field theory
  • Higher-dimensional algebra and Planck scale physics
  • Introduction
  • John C. Baez
  • Part IV -- Quantum gravity and the interpretation of general relativity
  • On general covariance and best matching
  • Julien B. Barbour
  • Pre-Socratic quantum gravity
  • Gorbon Belot and John Earman
  • The origin of the spacetime metric : Bell's 'Lorentzian pedagogy' and its significance in general relativity
  • Harvey R. Brown and Oliver Pooley
  • Part V -- Quantum gravity and the interpretation of quantum mechanics
  • Quantum spacetime without observers : Onto logical clarity and the conceptual foundations of quantum gravity
  • Craig Callender and Nick Huggett
  • Sheldon Goldstein and Stefan Teufel
  • On gravity's role in quantum state reduction
  • Roger Penrose
  • Why the quantum must yield to gravity
  • Joy Christian
  • Part 1 -- Theories of quantum gravity and their philosophical dimensions
  • Spacetime and the philosophical challenge of quantum gravity
  • Jeremy Butterfield and Christopher Isham
  • Naive quantum gravity
  • Stephen Weinstein
  • Quantum spacetime : What do we know?
Control code
56124870
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 365 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511040658
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56124870
Label
Physics meets philosophy at the Planck scale : contemporary theories in quantum gravity, edited by Craig Callender, Nick Huggett
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-356) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Carlo Rovelli
  • Part II -- Strings
  • Reflections on the fate of spacetime
  • Edward Witten
  • A philosopher looks at string theory
  • Robert Weingard
  • Black holes, dumb holes, and entropy
  • William G. Unruh
  • Part III -Topological quantum field theory
  • Higher-dimensional algebra and Planck scale physics
  • Introduction
  • John C. Baez
  • Part IV -- Quantum gravity and the interpretation of general relativity
  • On general covariance and best matching
  • Julien B. Barbour
  • Pre-Socratic quantum gravity
  • Gorbon Belot and John Earman
  • The origin of the spacetime metric : Bell's 'Lorentzian pedagogy' and its significance in general relativity
  • Harvey R. Brown and Oliver Pooley
  • Part V -- Quantum gravity and the interpretation of quantum mechanics
  • Quantum spacetime without observers : Onto logical clarity and the conceptual foundations of quantum gravity
  • Craig Callender and Nick Huggett
  • Sheldon Goldstein and Stefan Teufel
  • On gravity's role in quantum state reduction
  • Roger Penrose
  • Why the quantum must yield to gravity
  • Joy Christian
  • Part 1 -- Theories of quantum gravity and their philosophical dimensions
  • Spacetime and the philosophical challenge of quantum gravity
  • Jeremy Butterfield and Christopher Isham
  • Naive quantum gravity
  • Stephen Weinstein
  • Quantum spacetime : What do we know?
Control code
56124870
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 365 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511040658
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56124870

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