Carl Friedrich Von Weizsacker: Major Texts In Physics by Michael DrieschnerCarl Friedrich Von Weizsacker: Major Texts In Physics by Michael Drieschner

Carl Friedrich Von Weizsacker: Major Texts In Physics

byMichael Drieschner

Paperback | June 25, 2014

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This book presents a collection of texts by the German physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912-2007), for use in seminars on the history, epistemology and structure of physics. Most texts appear in English for the first time. Weizsäcker became famous through his works in physics, mainly in the early development of nuclear physics. Later he would also become well known as a philosopher and analyst of contemporary culture. Texts include the original publications of the "Weizsäcker-Bethe formula" of nuclear masses and the "Bethe-Weizsäcker cycle," which explains the source of energy in the sun; both were developed by Bethe at the same time and independently of Weizsäcker. Further texts deal with Weizsäcker's explanation of the origin of planets, his explanation of the "time arrow" in Statistical Mechanics and his analyses of Quantum Mechanics and the structure of physics in general.
Title:Carl Friedrich Von Weizsacker: Major Texts In PhysicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:189 pagesPublished:June 25, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331903667X

ISBN - 13:9783319036670

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- On Elementary Transmutations in the Interior of Stars. Paper II.- The Formation of the Planetary System.- The History of Nature, Introduction.- The Second Law and the Difference between Past and Future.- A Sketch of the Unity of Physics.- Quantum Theory.- Probability and Abstract Quantum Theory.- The Philosophy of Alternatives.- Matter and Consciousness.- Matter, Energy, Information