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Author Sallhofer, Hans H.

Title Here erred Einstein / Hans Sallhofer ; with Dennis Radharose.

Imprint Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2001.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 202 pages) : portraits
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) and index.
Summary The emergence of modern physics in the first three decades of the 20th century was accompanied by a loss of determinism. That loss is embodied in the Copenhagen interpretation of the theory of relativity. The development of physics-based technologies, both constructive and destructive occurred shortly thereafter at so dizzying a rate that scientists rarely took a critical look at the logical foundations of the Copenhagen interpretation and the theory of relativity, or at the consequences of the loss of determinism. This book contains a dialogue between a physicist and a philosopher on that issue. The dialogue is strongly contextualized with respect to the main players in physics during the first 60 years of the 20th century, and to the prevailing political conditions in Western Europe and the USA. It was galvanized by the debate and the subsequent abandonment of the Superconducting Super Collider, and also affords a lively understanding of Greek epistemology. Questioned by the philosopher, the physicist provides an account of the directions taken by physicists and the roads not travelled, as well as his own understanding of the nature of matter.
Contents Prolog -- First conversation -- Second conversation -- Third conversation -- Fourth conversation -- Fifth conversation -- Appendix. The physical interpretation of the wave function -- Theory of relativity -- Particle physics -- today.
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Subject Quantum theory.
Relativity (Physics)
Physics -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Radha, 1928-
Added Title Hier irrte Einstein. English
Other Form: Print version: Sallhofer, Hans H. Hier irrte Einstein. English. Here erred Einstein. Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2001 9810242425 9789810242428 (DLC) 2001271660 (OCoLC)47102606
ISBN 9789812811851 (electronic bk.)
9812811850 (electronic bk.)
9810242433 (pbk.)