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Three Payoffs of My Account

Marc Lange

in Laws and Lawmakers Science, Metaphysics, and the Laws of Nature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328134
eISBN:
9780199870042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328134.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

After examining several unsuccessful explanations of the laws' immutability, this chapter argues that the account (given in earlier chapters) in terms of stability explains nicely how a temporary law ... More


“There sweep great general principles which all the laws seem to follow”

Marc Lange

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659081
eISBN:
9780191745201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659081.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that science recognizes an important distinction: between conservation laws as constraints on the fundamental forces there could be, on the one hand, and conservation laws as ... More


Concluding Remarks

Alexander Bird

in Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199227013
eISBN:
9780191711121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227013.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter reviews the central arguments of this book and charts the directions for future work on dispositional essentialism, identifying the need for an account of natural kinds and for responses ... More


Nature Conservation in Legal Context

Christopher P. Rodgers

in The Law of Nature Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199543137
eISBN:
9780191747120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543137.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter introduces the principal themes of the work. It considers the scope and definition of ‘nature conservation law’, the different legal techniques used to promote the conservation of ... More


“There Sweep Great General Principles Which All the Laws Seem to Follow”

Marc Lange

in Because Without Cause: Non-Causal Explanations in Science and Mathematics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190269487
eISBN:
9780190269500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269487.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

This chapter concerns scientific explanations that appeal to symmetry principles and conservation laws (such as energy conservation and momentum conservation). It is argued that these laws (along ... More


Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics

D. Violeau

in Fluid Mechanics and the SPH Method: Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655526
eISBN:
9780191741227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655526.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter details the basics of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics. From the basic principles of mechanics (Galilean invariance, least action principle), the chapter builds the fundamental ... More


Harmonic mappings between Riemannian manifolds

Paul Baird and John C. Wood

in Harmonic Morphisms Between Riemannian Manifolds

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198503620
eISBN:
9780191708435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503620.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

A harmonic morphism between arbitrary Riemannian manifolds is a type of harmonic map. This chapter is devoted to the description of those properties of harmonic maps, which are essential to the ... More


Setting the stage

A. J. Leggett

in The Problems of Physics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211241
eISBN:
9780191706837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211241.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter traces the history of physics as we know it from its beginnings in the astronomy and mechanics of the 17th century, through the development of electromagnetism, optics, and mechanics in ... More


Symmetries Guiding Modern Science 1

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Laws and Symmetry

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248606
eISBN:
9780191597459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248601.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The concepts analysed and developed in the previous chapter are applied to discussions of the development of modern mechanics, including symmetries of space and time, relativity, conservation laws, ... More


THE CAUCHY PROBLEM FOR QUASILINEAR SYSTEMS

Sylvie Benzoni-Gavage and Denis Serre

in Multi-dimensional hyperbolic partial differential equations: First-order systems and applications

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211234
eISBN:
9780191705700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211234.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter obtains local solutions for Hs -data when this space is contained in the differentiable functions. The proof proceeds from a contraction mapping principle. The ... More


SYMMETRIES AND INVARIANCES

M. S. Sozzi

in Discrete Symmetries and CP Violation: From Experiment to Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199296668
eISBN:
9780191712074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296668.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews the general theory of transformations in quantum theory. Topics covered include symmetry and invariance, transformations and symmetries in quantum theory, symmetries and ... More


The Annotated Manuscript

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Road to Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's "The Foundation of General Relativity", Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein's Masterpiece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175812
eISBN:
9781400865765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175812.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This section presents annotations of the manuscript of Albert Einstein's canonical 1916 paper on the general theory of relativity. It begins with a discussion of the foundation of the general theory ... More


Determinism

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:
10.1093/0198239807.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A sustained discussion of the relation between the concepts of determinism, symmetry, invariance, time, and conservation laws, in general terms.


First-Generation Laws: Creating Use Interests in Natural Resources

Jan G. Laitos

in The Right of Nonuse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195386066
eISBN:
9780199949656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386066.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses how resource use initially dominated the creation of first-generation legal rights, including laws that were eventually adopted to curb resource use in order to conserve ... More


Symmetries and Conservation Laws

Yemima Ben-Menahem

in Causation in Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174938
eISBN:
9781400889297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174938.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines how symmetry principles—despite their a priori appearance—function as causal constraints through their conceptual relation with conservation laws. It first provides an overview ... More


Transport equations for the one-body density

Helmut Hofmann

in The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198504016
eISBN:
9780191708480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198504016.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This chapter begins by calculating the Wigner transform for the von Neumann equation for the one-body density operator. It shows how the Liouville equation follows in leading order in an expansion to ... More


An Introduction to the History of Law and Natural Resources

Jan G. Laitos

in The Right of Nonuse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195386066
eISBN:
9780199949656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386066.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Laws initially encouraged and protected resource use. Contract law permitted one user to make enforceable, credible marketplace deals with other potential users of resources so that the resource ... More


Wright’s Adaptive Landscape Versus Fisher’s Fundamental Theorem

Steven A. Frank

in The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199595372
eISBN:
9780191774799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595372.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Two giants of evolutionary theory, Sewall Wright and R. A. Fisher, fought bitterly for over thirty years. The Wright–Fisher controversy forms a cornerstone of the history and philosophy of biology. ... More


The Basic Theory of Quantum Mechanics

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:
10.1093/0198239807.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Covered are Hilbert space, vector, and operator representations of pure and mixed states, measurable physical quantities (observables), Gleason's theorem, Lueders’ Rule, unitary operators, and ... More


Mathematical and computational modelling tools

Baltazar D. Aguda and Avner Friedman

in Models of Cellular Regulation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198570912
eISBN:
9780191718717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570912.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This chapter reviews chemical kinetics to illustrate the formulation of model equations for a given reaction mechanism. For spatially uniform systems, these model equations are usually ordinary ... More


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