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String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
String theory says we live in a ten-dimensional universe, but that only four are accessible to our everyday senses. According to theorists, the missing six are curled up in bizarre structures known as Calabi-Yau manifolds. In The Shape of Inner Space, Shing-Tung Yau, the man who mathematically proved that these manifolds exist, argues that not only is geometry fundamental to string theory, it is$31.49
A History of the Michelson-Morley-Miller Aether-drift Experiments, 1880-1930
The Ethereal Aether is a historical narrative of one of the great experiments in modern physical science. The fame of the 1887 Michelson-Morley aether-drift test on the relative motion of the earth and the luminiferous aether derives largely from the role it is popularly supposed to have played in the origins, and later in the justification, of Albert Einstein’s first theory of relativity; its$152.09
Advances in Superprocesses and Nonlinear PDEs
Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics (Book #38)
Sergei Kuznetsov is one of the top experts on measure valued branching processes (also known as “superprocesses”) and their connection to nonlinear partial diﬀerential operators. His research interests range from stochastic processes and partial diﬀerential equations to mathematical statistics, time series analysis and statistical software; he has over 90 papers published in international research$9.99
Space and Time: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guides
This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides$4.99
Philosophy of Science: A Short Introduction
Philosophy of Science gives a brief introduction to the Epistemology (Scientific Knowledge Issues etc), Metaphysics (Reality Issues), and Axiology (Value Issues) of Science. It analyses the foundations of what scientific knowledge and theorization consists in and deals with issues related to the ultimate nature of reality and ethical issues involved in the practice of science.$12.39
Symmetry and the Monster: One of the greatest quests of mathematics
The hunt for the 'Monster' of symmetry is one of the great mathematical quests, alongside Fermat's Last Theorem, the Riemann Hypothesis, and Poincar--eacute--; Conjecture. The Monster is a giant snowflake in 196,884 dimensions - the largest exception to our neat classifications of symmetry, with a beautiful structure which may turn out to unlock our understanding of symmetry, string theory, and$19.99
How Economics Became a Mathematical Science
In How Economics Became a Mathematical Science E. Roy Weintraub traces the history of economics through the prism of the history of mathematics in the twentieth century. As mathematics has evolved, so has the image of mathematics, explains Weintraub, such as ideas about the standards for accepting proof, the meaning of rigor, and the nature of the mathematical enterprise itself. He also shows how$33.29
The Theoretical Practices of Physics: Philosophical Essays
R.I.G Hughes presents a series of eight philosophical essays on the theoretical practices of physics. The first two essays examine these practices as they appear in physicists' treatises (e.g. Newton's Principia and Opticks) and journal articles (by Einstein, Bohm and Pines, Aharonov and Bohm). By treating these publications as texts, Hughes casts the philosopher of science in the role of critic.$20.89
Postmodern Philosophy and the Scientific Turn
What can come of a scientific engagement with postmodern philosophy? Some scientists have claimed that the social sciences and humanities have nothing to contribute, except perhaps peripherally, to their research. Dorothea E. Olkowski shows that the historic link between science and philosophy, mathematics itself, plays a fundamental role in the development of the worldviews that drive both fields$161.09
Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science (Book #289)
This book is the first to offer a systematic account of the role of language in the development and interpretation of physics. An historical-conceptual analysis of the co-evolution of mathematical and physical concepts leads to the classical/quatum interface. Bohrian orthodoxy stresses the indispensability of classical concepts and the functional role of mathematics. This book analyses ways of