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Reasoning About Causation

Steven Sloman

in Causal Models: How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195183115
eISBN:
9780199870950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183115.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses three kinds of reasoning that illustrate the central role of causality. The first part shows that causal considerations enter into how people think about some mathematical ... More


Fitting Facts to Equations

Nancy Cartwright

in How the Laws of Physics Lie

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247043
eISBN:
9780191597152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247044.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Are things in the real world governed by the mathematical equations of fundamental theories in physics? If we take seriously the practice of fitting facts into equations, the answer should be no. To ... More


Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: New Edition

John von Neumann (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178561
eISBN:
9781400889921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178561.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Quantum mechanics was still in its infancy in 1932 when the young John von Neumann, who would go on to become one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century, published Mathematical ... More


How to Explain Number Theory at a Dinner Party

Michael Harris

in Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175836
eISBN:
9781400885527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175836.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter continues the discussion began in Chapter α‎. It presents the second part of author's response to the question, “What is it you do in number theory, anyway?” Working his way up to the ... More


Electron Density Maps and Molecular Structures

Peter B. Moore

in Visualizing the Invisible: Imaging Techniques for the Structural Biologist

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199767090
eISBN:
9780190267841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199767090.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter illustrates the computations and variations of the electron density distribution of unit cells. To enable computations, crystallographers use electron density maps which are figured as a ... More


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