Hermann Weyl’s Raum - Zeit - Materie and a General Introduction to His Scientific Work

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Author: Erhard Scholz

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3034882785

Category: Mathematics

Page: 403

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Historical interest and studies of Weyl's role in the interplay between 20th-century mathematics, physics and philosophy have been increasing since the middle 1980s, triggered by different activities at the occasion of the centenary of his birth in 1985, and are far from being exhausted. The present book takes Weyl's "Raum - Zeit - Materie" (Space - Time - Matter) as center of concentration and starting field for a broader look at his work. The contributions in the first part of this volume discuss Weyl's deep involvement in relativity, cosmology and matter theories between the classical unified field theories and quantum physics from the perspective of a creative mind struggling against theories of nature restricted by the view of classical determinism. In the second part of this volume, a broad and detailed introduction is given to Weyl's work in the mathematical sciences in general and in philosophy. It covers the whole range of Weyl's mathematical and physical interests: real analysis, complex function theory and Riemann surfaces, elementary ergodic theory, foundations of mathematics, differential geometry, general relativity, Lie groups, quantum mechanics, and number theory.

Labor Before the Industrial Revolution

Work, Technology and their Ecologies in an Age of Early Capitalism

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Author: Thomas Max Safley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351251066

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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One cannot conceive of capitalism without labor. Yet many of the current debates about economic development leading to industrialization fail to directly engage with labor at all. This collection of essays strives to correct this oversight and to reintroduce labor into the great debates about capitalist development and economic growth before the Industrial Revolution. By attending to the effects of specific regulatory, technological, social and physical environments on producers and production in a set of specific industries, these essays use an “ecological” approach that demonstrates how productivity, knowledge and regime changed between 1400 and 1800. This book will be of interest to researchers in history, especially labor history, and European economic development.

H.A. Kramers Between Tradition and Revolution

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Author: Max Dresden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461246229

Category: Science

Page: 563

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It is now a little more than 11 years since the idea of writing a personal and scientific biography of H. A. Kramers took hold of me. A few days earlier I had been lecturing, in a course on field theory, on the renormalization proce dures of relativistic quantum field theory. Since the students had considerable trouble understanding the physical basis of the procedure, at the end of the lecture T explained that renormalization is not an exclusive quantum or relativistic procedure. A careful treatment of classical electron theory as started by Lorentz and developed in detail by Kramers also requires re normalization. The students appeared quite interested and I promised them that I would explain all this in more detail in the next lecture. I could have looked up this material in Kramers' book, but I remembered that Kramers had stressed this idea in a course I had attended in Leiden in 1938-1939. I did dig up some of these old notes and, although they were considerably less transparent than my recollection seemed to indicate, they reminded me force fully of the thrilling days I had spent in Leiden with Kramers. Kramers' deep insight and originality were apparent even when distorted by my opaque notes. The students had never heard of these ideas of Kramers' and were totally unaware of his work in field theory.

The Hypersonic Revolution

Eight Case Studies in the History of Hypersonic Technology

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Author: Richard Hallion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aerodynamics, Hypersonic

Page: 1389

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The Hypersonic Revolution

Case Studies in the History of Hypersonic Technology

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aerodynamics, Hypersonic

Page: N.A

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Das Erwachen der Materie

Studie über die spinozistischen Gehalte der Naturphilosophie Schellings

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Author: Klaus-Jürgen Grün

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783487097602

Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

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The rehearsal of revolution

Georg Büchner's politics and his drama Dantons Tod

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Author: Terence Michael Holmes

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 214

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