Secrets of Creation: Prime Numbers, Quantum Physics and a Journey to the Centre of Your Mind

Secrets of Creation: Prime Numbers, Quantum Physics and a Journey to the Centre of Your Mind

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Overview

Prime Numbers, Quantum Physics and a Journey to the Centre of Your Mind addresses profound questions about the number system through an accessible tour of some key ideas from both quantum mechanics and chaos theory. Having read this, you will never be able to look at the number system (or reality in general) in quite the same way again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782797777
Publisher: Liberalis
Publication date: 06/07/2015
Edition description: Volume 3
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Matthew Watkins was born in London in 1970. He trained to be a research mathematician, completing his PhD in 1994, but then left academia to travel and pursue other interests. He has stayed on the periphery of academic mathematics, having been an honorary research fellow at Exeter University since 2000.

Table of Contents

A re-reintroduction 1

28 The spectral interpretation: Exhibit A an uncanny resemblance 3

29 The spectral interpretation: Exhibit B a fortuitous meeting 25

30 Quantum chaos taking things to the (semiclassical) limit 35

31 The world turned upside down in search of the mythical Riemann operator 53

32 Number and physics unexpected connections 65

33 Number and randomness and what do we mean by "randomness" anyway? 83

34 Number and time intertwining mysteries 113

35 Addition and multiplication revisited reality in the editing suite 129

36 Number and time revisited dynamical systems and flowing algebras 141

37 Names, numbers, archetypes "Look, Mummy, an aeroplane!" 157

38 Quantrocentrism are we happy yet? 173

39 Surprise! we weren't expecting that 183

40 Number and psyche to the centre of your mind 201

41 Number and the Other it's Her 213

42 Epilogue tread lightly 237

Notes 240

Appendices 15-17 260

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