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Human Certainty Principle, of Science, Spirituality, and Experience

Benjamin D Koen

in Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367744
eISBN:
9780199867295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367744.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 7 builds upon the concepts of unity and oneness, and the dynamics of balance and vibration, to frame the roles that music, sound, prayer, breath, movement, and meditation play in ... More


Field quantization

J. C. Garrison and R. Y. Chiao

in Quantum Optics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198508861
eISBN:
9780191708640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508861.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The cavity-mode quantization conjecture of Chapter 2 is replaced by local commutation relations — which are independent of the size and shape of the cavity — between field-operator components. This ... More


Never Certain

Michael Munowitz

in Knowing: The Nature of Physical Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167375
eISBN:
9780199787104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167375.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The grain of nature is not infinitesimally fine. Neither momentum nor energy nor anything else in nature can be sliced so thinly as to fade away on a microscopic scale. Every transaction is processed ... More


The Coulomb problem in n space dimensions

Adam M. Bincer

in Lie Groups and Lie Algebras: A Physicist's Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662920
eISBN:
9780191745492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662920.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The Hamiltonian for the Coulomb problem in n space dimensions is given. It involves the two n-vectors R and P , which ... More


Method, Moment, and Crisis in Weimar Science

Cathryn Carson

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines how a self-consciously “Weimar science” came together, meaning how the Weimar moment was experienced and theorized by intellectuals preoccupied with science. It surveys ... More


The Development of the Quantum State

David Hodgson

in The Mind Matters: Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240686
eISBN:
9780191680236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240686.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

One way in which the quantum mechanical state of a particle can change is by measurement According to the quantum theory, when an observable of a particle is precisely measured, the state of that ... More


My Dear Li: Correspondence, 1937-1946

Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Heisenberg

Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300196931
eISBN:
9780300225013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196931.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Werner Heisenberg lived far from his wife, Elisabeth, during most of the Second World War. An eminent scientist, Werner headed Germany’s national atomic research project ... More


Critique of the Standard Interpretation

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Quantum Mechanics: An Empiricist View

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239802
eISBN:
9780191597466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239807.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Von Neumann's unification of Schroedinger's and Heisenberg's formalisms came with an interpretation of quantum theory involving two principles. The first is that assertions about the values of ... More


Theorems on order

Barry M. McCoy

in Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556632
eISBN:
9780191723278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556632.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses Hales proof of Kepler's conjecture for densest packing of hard spheres and recent extensions to hard ellipsoids. It gives the proofs of lack of certain types of order in one ... More


High temperature expansions for magnets at H = 0

Barry M. McCoy

in Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556632
eISBN:
9780191723278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556632.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents the results of high temperature series expansions for classical n component spin models with nearest neighbor interactions for two and three dimensions. In dimension three this ... More


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