The Physical Basis of the Direction of Time / Edition 4

The Physical Basis of the Direction of Time / Edition 4

by H. Dieter Zeh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540420819

ISBN-13: 9783540420811

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

This thoroughly revised 5th edition of Zeh's classic text investigates irreversible phenomena and their foundation in classical, quantum and cosmological settings. It includes new sections on the meaning of probabilities in a cosmological context, irreversible aspects of quantum computers, and various consequences of the expansion of the Universe. In particular,

Overview

This thoroughly revised 5th edition of Zeh's classic text investigates irreversible phenomena and their foundation in classical, quantum and cosmological settings. It includes new sections on the meaning of probabilities in a cosmological context, irreversible aspects of quantum computers, and various consequences of the expansion of the Universe. In particular, the book offers an analysis of the physical concept of time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540420811
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

The Physical Concept of Time.- The Time Arrow of Radiation.- The Thermodynamical Arrow of Time.- The Quantum Mechanical Arrow of Time.- The Time Arrow of Spacetime Geometry.- The Time Arrow in Quantum Cosmology.- Appendix: A Simple Numerical Toy Model.- Epilogue.- References.- Subject Index.

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