## Acceleration Kernel

*Bahram Mashhoon*

### in Nonlocal Gravity

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- July 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780198803805
- eISBN:
- 9780191842313
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198803805.003.0003
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The phenomenon of spin-rotation coupling provides the key to the determination of the kernel. Imagine an observer rotating in the positive sense about the direction of propagation of an incident ... More

## Adventures of the Diagonal: Non-Euclidean Mathematics and Narrative

*Arkady Plotnitsky*

*Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)*

### in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691149042
- eISBN:
- 9781400842681
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0012
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter explores the relationship between narrative and non-Euclidean mathematics. It considers how non-Euclidean mathematics and the narratives accompanying it are linked: first, to the ... More

## Against 3N-Dimensional Space *

*Bradley Monton*

### in The Wave Function: Essays on the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- May 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780199790807
- eISBN:
- 9780199979660
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790807.003.0007
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Versions of quantum mechanics that postulate the existence of the wave function either cannot account for our experience or are metaphysically extravagant without reason. If they postulate just a ... More

## Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

*Oliver Johns*

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780198567264
- eISBN:
- 9780191717987
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567264.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book provides an innovative and mathematically sound treatment of the foundations of analytical mechanics and the relation of classical mechanics to relativity and quantum theory. A ... More

## Applications of path integrals

*Efstratios Manousakis*

### in Practical Quantum Mechanics: Modern Tools and Applications

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- December 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780198749349
- eISBN:
- 9780191813474
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749349.003.0014
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses some applications of path integrals. First, it illustrates how their qualitative use can yield insights. As an example, it applies it to the so-called Bohm–Aharonov effect. ... More

## Arthur Eddington’s Rationalistic Cosmology

*Helge Kragh*

### in Masters of the Universe: Conversations with Cosmologists of the Past

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- March 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780198722892
- eISBN:
- 9780191789564
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722892.003.0008
- Subject:
- Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

CCN met the famous astronomer Arthur Eddington in Cambridge, England, in 1938. Their conversation dealt in part with Eddington’s important role in the theory of the expanding universe and in part ... More

## Ascending to the Ultimate Multiverse

*Mary-Jane Rubenstein*

### in Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- November 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780231156622
- eISBN:
- 9780231527422
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Columbia University Press
- DOI:
- 10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.003.0007
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the possible existence of a multiverse, which stemmed from Hugh Everett’s Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics. According to the law of quantum mechanics, a ... More

## Aspects of Probability in Quantum Theory

*Michael Dickson*

### in Probabilities in Physics

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- September 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780199577439
- eISBN:
- 9780191730603
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577439.003.0007
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter elucidates quantum probabilities in the formal apparatus of quantum mechanics, while not taking sides about interpretive issues. A central contention is that the notion of a probability ... More

## Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

*Alan Corney*

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780199211456
- eISBN:
- 9780191705915
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book gives an account of the progress that has been made in the fields of atomic physics and laser spectroscopy during the last fifty years. The first five chapters prepare the foundations of ... More

## Axioms for QM∞

*Laura Ruetsche*

### in Interpreting Quantum Theories

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- September 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780199535408
- eISBN:
- 9780191728525
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535408.003.0005
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter employs the mathematical apparatus developed in Chapter 4 to present several sets of axioms supposed to govern quantum field theory in Minkowski spacetime, quantum field theory in curved ... More