Observational Foundations of Physics

Observational Foundations of Physics

by Sir Alan H. Cook, Cook
     
 

Of interest to all concerned with the empirical and metaphysical foundations of science, from physicists to philosophers, this book examines the questions of how the ways we observe the world determine theories of physics and how we can get reliable results that enable us to make secure predictions. See more details below

Overview

Of interest to all concerned with the empirical and metaphysical foundations of science, from physicists to philosophers, this book examines the questions of how the ways we observe the world determine theories of physics and how we can get reliable results that enable us to make secure predictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521454506
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2Standards of time and equations of motion16
3Observations at a distance: special relativity30
4Microphysics: relativistic quantum mechanics52
5Indeterminacy in theory and observation69
6Why does mathematical physics work?96
7Probable argument121
8Conclusion140
Appendix153
References156
Index160

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