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Physics meets philosophy at the Planck scale

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365pp. 2009. Paperback. Very good condition. 

The greatest challenge in fundamental physics is how quantum mechanics and general relativity can be reconciled in a theory of 'quantum gravity'. The project suggests a profound revision of our notions of space, time and matter, and so has become a key topic of debate and collaboration between physicists and philosophers. This volume collects classic and original contributions from leading experts in both fields for a provocative discussion of all the issues. This volume contains accessible introductions to the main and less well known approaches to quantum gravity. It includes exciting topics such as the fate of spacetime in various theories, the so-called 'problem of time' in canonical quantum gravity, black hole thermodynamics, and the relationship between the interpretation of quantum theory and quantum gravity. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the profound implications of trying to marry the two most important theories in physics.

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Author(s):
Craig Callender
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
244x170x20
EAN-13:
9780521664455
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780521664455
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
365
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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365pp. 2009. Paperback. Very good condition. 

The greatest challenge in fundamental physics is how quantum mechanics and general relativity can be reconciled in a theory of 'quantum gravity'. The project suggests a profound revision of our notions of space, time and matter, and so has become a key topic of debate and collaboration between physicists and philosophers. This volume collects classic and original contributions from leading experts in both fields for a provocative discussion of all the issues. This volume contains accessible introductions to the main and less well known approaches to quantum gravity. It includes exciting topics such as the fate of spacetime in various theories, the so-called 'problem of time' in canonical quantum gravity, black hole thermodynamics, and the relationship between the interpretation of quantum theory and quantum gravity. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the profound implications of trying to marry the two most important theories in physics.

Author(s):
Craig Callender
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
244x170x20
EAN-13:
9780521664455
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780521664455
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
365
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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