Time and Matter

Time and Matter

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Time and matter are the most fundamental concepts in physics and in any science-based description of the world around us. Quantum theory has, however, revealed many novel insights into these concepts in non-relativistic, relativistic and cosmological contexts. The implications of these novel perspectives have been realized and, in particular, probed experimentally only recently. In the papers in this proceedings, these issues are discussed in a truly interdisciplinary fashion from philosophical and historical perspectives. The leading contributors, including Nobel laureates T W Hnnsch and G t'' Hooft, address both experimental and theoretical issues. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: The Measurement to Time with Atomic Clocks (742 KB). Contents: Measuring Time; Causality and Signal Propagation; Coherence and Decoherence; CP and T Violation; Macroscopic Time Reversal and the Arrow of Time; New Paradigms. Readership: Physicists, philosophers and historians of science, graduate students of physics.qThis, however, is contrary to the fact that there is a large class of solutions to [T, H] = il, including self-adjoint time operator solutions for semi- bounded and discrete Hamiltonians. ... 1 Introduction Time is widely recognized as a parameter in quantum mechanics, and no one emphatically asserts this conviction in recent times more than Sakuraia#39;s assertion in his well known textbook a€” aquot;The first importantanbsp;...

Title:Time and Matter
Author:I. I. Bigi, Martin Faessler
Publisher:World Scientific - 2006-01-01


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