Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

Cosmogenesis: The Growth of Order in the Universe

  • E-Book (epub)
  • 336 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Bewertungen
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
Eminent Harvard astrophysicist David Layzer offers readers a unified theory of natural order and its origins, from the permanence,... Weiterlesen
E-Books ganz einfach mit der kostenlosen Ex Libris-Reader-App lesen. Hier erhalten Sie Ihren Download-Link.
CHF 30.90
Download steht sofort bereit
Informationen zu E-Books
E-Books eignen sich auch für mobile Geräte (sehen Sie dazu die Anleitungen).
E-Books von Ex Libris sind mit Adobe DRM kopiergeschützt: Erfahren Sie mehr.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Beschreibung

Eminent Harvard astrophysicist David Layzer offers readers a unified theory of natural order and its origins, from the permanence, stability, and orderliness of sub-atomic particles to the evolution of the human mind. Cosmogenesis provides the first extended account of a controversial theory that connects quantum mechanics with the second law of thermodynamics, and presents novel resolutions of longstanding paradoxes in these theories, such as those of Schroedingers cat and the arrow of time. Layzers main concerns in the second half of the book are with the philosophical issues surrounding science. He develops a highly original reconciliation of the conflict between traditional scientific determinism and the intuitive notion of individual freedom. He argues that although the elementary processes underlying biological evolution and human development are governed by physical laws, they are nevertheless genuinely creative and unpredictable.

Autorentext

David Layzer is the Donald H. Menzel Professor of Astrophysics at Harvard University. He is the author of Constructing the Universe.



Inhalt

PART I: A THEORY OF ORDER: Science, philosophy, and truth; Order and randomness; The strong cosmological principle and time's arrow; The importance of being discrete; Seven steps to quantum physics; Alice in quantumland; The strong cosmological principle and quantum theory; PART II: ASPECTS OF TIMEBOUND ORDER: Cosmic evolution: the standard model; Gravitational clustering and structural order; Molecules, genes, and evolution; Evolution and the growth of order; Language, thought, and perception; What is consciousness?; Mind and body; Chance, necessity, and freedom; Notes.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Cosmogenesis: The Growth of Order in the Universe
Untertitel: The Growth of Order in the Universe
Autor:
EAN: 9780190281762
ISBN: 978-0-19-028176-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Physik, Astronomie
Anzahl Seiten: 336
Veröffentlichung: 21.03.1991
Jahr: 1991
Untertitel: Englisch