The Resource The foundations of physical law, Peter Rowlands, (electronic book)
The foundations of physical law, Peter Rowlands, (electronic book)
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The item The foundations of physical law, Peter Rowlands, (electronic book) represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of Liverpool.This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch.
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The item The foundations of physical law, Peter Rowlands, (electronic book) represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of Liverpool.
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 Summary
 The book originated in a series of lectures given at Liverpool in 2013 to a group that included postgraduate and undergraduate students and staff of the Physics Department. They followed from two very successful lectures given to the undergraduate Physical Society. It seemed that there was a very large interest among the students in investigating the foundations of physics in a way that was never done in physics courses, and was not available in books or other outlets. However, the idea was to create a framework in which students (and interested staff) could develop their own thinking relative
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (262 pages)
 Contents

 Preface; Contents; 1. Introduction to Foundational Physics; 1.1 What do we mean by foundations of physics?; 1.2 How do we study it?; 1.3 Avoiding the arbitrary; 1.4 Totality zero; 1.5 What questions should we ask?; 2. Mathematical Ideas and Methods; 2.1 Quaternions and octonions; 2.2 Clifford algebra; 2.3 Groups; 2.4 Nilpotents and idempotents; 2.5 Standard and nonstandard analysis; 2.6 Topology; 2.7 Key numbers in duality, anticommutativity and symmetrybreaking; 2.8 Some significant group tables; 3. The Most Primitive Concepts; 3.1 What are the most primitive concepts in physics?
 3.2 Measurement3.3 Conservation and nonconservation; 3.4 Real and imaginary; 3.5 Commutative and anticommutative; 4. A Fundamental Symmetry; 4.1 A key group; 4.2 Visual representations; 4.3 Two spaces?; 4.4 A unified algebra; 4.5 Nipotency; 4.6 The symmetrybreaking between charges; 4.7 The parameters in the dual group; 4.8 Conservation of angular momentum and conservation of type of charge; 5. Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics I; 5.1 The Dirac equation; 5.2 The nilpotent Dirac equation; 5.3 Using discrete differentiation; 5.4 Idempotents and nilpotents; 5.5 Pauli exclusion; 5.6 Vacuum
 5.7 Quantum mechanics and the quantum field5.8 Spin and helicity; 5.9 Zitterbewegung and Berry phase; 5.10 CPT symmetry; 6. Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics II; 6.1 Bosons; 6.2 Baryons; 6.3 Partitioning the vacuum; 6.4 Local and nonlocal; 6.5 The Coulomb (electric) interaction; 6.6 The strong interaction; 6.7 The weak interaction; 7. Nilpotent Quantum Field Theory; 7.1 A perturbation calculation; 7.2 Cancellation of loops; 7.3 Propagators; 7.4 A weak interaction calculation; 7.5 BRST quantization; 7.6 Mass generation; 7.7 String theory; 7.8 Onefermion theory
 7.9 Dualities in nilpotent quantum theory8. Gravity; 8.1 General relativity or quantum mechanics?; 8.2 Gravity and quantum mechanics; 8.3 General relativity and Newtonian theory; 8.4 The effect of observation on nonlocal gravity; 8.5 The aberration of space; 8.6 Gravitomagnetic effects; 8.7 Maxwell's equations for gravitomagnetism; 8.8 Mach's principle; 8.9 Can we quantize gravitational inertia?; 8.10 Extended causality and quantized inertia; 9. Particles; 9.1 Particle structures from nilpotent quantum mechanics; 9.2 Phase diagrams; 9.3 Dirac equation for charge
 9.4 Fermionic states from the algebra9.5 Equation for specifying particle states; 9.6 Tables of particle structures; 9.7 SU(5); 9.8 Quarks; 9.9 Grand Unification: a prediction; 9.10 The Higgs mechanism and fermion masses; 9.11 Larger group structures for fermions and bosons; 10. Return to Symmetries; 10.1 A universal rewrite system; 10.2 Mathematical representation; 10.3 Physical application; 10.4 Entropy and information; 10.5 Duality and the factor 2; 10.6 Anticommutativity and the factor 3; 10.7 Symmetry and selforganization; References; Index
 Isbn
 9789814618397
 Label
 The foundations of physical law
 Title
 The foundations of physical law
 Statement of responsibility
 Peter Rowlands
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 The book originated in a series of lectures given at Liverpool in 2013 to a group that included postgraduate and undergraduate students and staff of the Physics Department. They followed from two very successful lectures given to the undergraduate Physical Society. It seemed that there was a very large interest among the students in investigating the foundations of physics in a way that was never done in physics courses, and was not available in books or other outlets. However, the idea was to create a framework in which students (and interested staff) could develop their own thinking relative
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 Rowlands, Peter
 Dewey number
 530
 Illustrations
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 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QC21.3
 LC item number
 .R68 2015eb
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents

 dictionaries
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 Physics
 Mathematical physics
 Quantum theory
 Label
 The foundations of physical law, Peter Rowlands, (electronic book)
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code
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 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
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 multicolored
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 text
 Content type code
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 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents

 Preface; Contents; 1. Introduction to Foundational Physics; 1.1 What do we mean by foundations of physics?; 1.2 How do we study it?; 1.3 Avoiding the arbitrary; 1.4 Totality zero; 1.5 What questions should we ask?; 2. Mathematical Ideas and Methods; 2.1 Quaternions and octonions; 2.2 Clifford algebra; 2.3 Groups; 2.4 Nilpotents and idempotents; 2.5 Standard and nonstandard analysis; 2.6 Topology; 2.7 Key numbers in duality, anticommutativity and symmetrybreaking; 2.8 Some significant group tables; 3. The Most Primitive Concepts; 3.1 What are the most primitive concepts in physics?
 3.2 Measurement3.3 Conservation and nonconservation; 3.4 Real and imaginary; 3.5 Commutative and anticommutative; 4. A Fundamental Symmetry; 4.1 A key group; 4.2 Visual representations; 4.3 Two spaces?; 4.4 A unified algebra; 4.5 Nipotency; 4.6 The symmetrybreaking between charges; 4.7 The parameters in the dual group; 4.8 Conservation of angular momentum and conservation of type of charge; 5. Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics I; 5.1 The Dirac equation; 5.2 The nilpotent Dirac equation; 5.3 Using discrete differentiation; 5.4 Idempotents and nilpotents; 5.5 Pauli exclusion; 5.6 Vacuum
 5.7 Quantum mechanics and the quantum field5.8 Spin and helicity; 5.9 Zitterbewegung and Berry phase; 5.10 CPT symmetry; 6. Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics II; 6.1 Bosons; 6.2 Baryons; 6.3 Partitioning the vacuum; 6.4 Local and nonlocal; 6.5 The Coulomb (electric) interaction; 6.6 The strong interaction; 6.7 The weak interaction; 7. Nilpotent Quantum Field Theory; 7.1 A perturbation calculation; 7.2 Cancellation of loops; 7.3 Propagators; 7.4 A weak interaction calculation; 7.5 BRST quantization; 7.6 Mass generation; 7.7 String theory; 7.8 Onefermion theory
 7.9 Dualities in nilpotent quantum theory8. Gravity; 8.1 General relativity or quantum mechanics?; 8.2 Gravity and quantum mechanics; 8.3 General relativity and Newtonian theory; 8.4 The effect of observation on nonlocal gravity; 8.5 The aberration of space; 8.6 Gravitomagnetic effects; 8.7 Maxwell's equations for gravitomagnetism; 8.8 Mach's principle; 8.9 Can we quantize gravitational inertia?; 8.10 Extended causality and quantized inertia; 9. Particles; 9.1 Particle structures from nilpotent quantum mechanics; 9.2 Phase diagrams; 9.3 Dirac equation for charge
 9.4 Fermionic states from the algebra9.5 Equation for specifying particle states; 9.6 Tables of particle structures; 9.7 SU(5); 9.8 Quarks; 9.9 Grand Unification: a prediction; 9.10 The Higgs mechanism and fermion masses; 9.11 Larger group structures for fermions and bosons; 10. Return to Symmetries; 10.1 A universal rewrite system; 10.2 Mathematical representation; 10.3 Physical application; 10.4 Entropy and information; 10.5 Duality and the factor 2; 10.6 Anticommutativity and the factor 3; 10.7 Symmetry and selforganization; References; Index
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 ocn893673204
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 1 online resource (262 pages)
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 Governing access note
 SINGLE USER ACCESS. This ebook is restricted to one viewer at any one time. You may download a chapter or page range (subject to the same limits as for printing) as a permanent PDF image file for use on a computer or ebook reading device (including a Kindle)
 Isbn
 9789814618397
 Media category
 computer
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 rdamedia
 Media type code
 c
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 Specific material designation
 remote
 Label
 The foundations of physical law, Peter Rowlands, (electronic book)
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code
 cr
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents

 Preface; Contents; 1. Introduction to Foundational Physics; 1.1 What do we mean by foundations of physics?; 1.2 How do we study it?; 1.3 Avoiding the arbitrary; 1.4 Totality zero; 1.5 What questions should we ask?; 2. Mathematical Ideas and Methods; 2.1 Quaternions and octonions; 2.2 Clifford algebra; 2.3 Groups; 2.4 Nilpotents and idempotents; 2.5 Standard and nonstandard analysis; 2.6 Topology; 2.7 Key numbers in duality, anticommutativity and symmetrybreaking; 2.8 Some significant group tables; 3. The Most Primitive Concepts; 3.1 What are the most primitive concepts in physics?
 3.2 Measurement3.3 Conservation and nonconservation; 3.4 Real and imaginary; 3.5 Commutative and anticommutative; 4. A Fundamental Symmetry; 4.1 A key group; 4.2 Visual representations; 4.3 Two spaces?; 4.4 A unified algebra; 4.5 Nipotency; 4.6 The symmetrybreaking between charges; 4.7 The parameters in the dual group; 4.8 Conservation of angular momentum and conservation of type of charge; 5. Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics I; 5.1 The Dirac equation; 5.2 The nilpotent Dirac equation; 5.3 Using discrete differentiation; 5.4 Idempotents and nilpotents; 5.5 Pauli exclusion; 5.6 Vacuum
 5.7 Quantum mechanics and the quantum field5.8 Spin and helicity; 5.9 Zitterbewegung and Berry phase; 5.10 CPT symmetry; 6. Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics II; 6.1 Bosons; 6.2 Baryons; 6.3 Partitioning the vacuum; 6.4 Local and nonlocal; 6.5 The Coulomb (electric) interaction; 6.6 The strong interaction; 6.7 The weak interaction; 7. Nilpotent Quantum Field Theory; 7.1 A perturbation calculation; 7.2 Cancellation of loops; 7.3 Propagators; 7.4 A weak interaction calculation; 7.5 BRST quantization; 7.6 Mass generation; 7.7 String theory; 7.8 Onefermion theory
 7.9 Dualities in nilpotent quantum theory8. Gravity; 8.1 General relativity or quantum mechanics?; 8.2 Gravity and quantum mechanics; 8.3 General relativity and Newtonian theory; 8.4 The effect of observation on nonlocal gravity; 8.5 The aberration of space; 8.6 Gravitomagnetic effects; 8.7 Maxwell's equations for gravitomagnetism; 8.8 Mach's principle; 8.9 Can we quantize gravitational inertia?; 8.10 Extended causality and quantized inertia; 9. Particles; 9.1 Particle structures from nilpotent quantum mechanics; 9.2 Phase diagrams; 9.3 Dirac equation for charge
 9.4 Fermionic states from the algebra9.5 Equation for specifying particle states; 9.6 Tables of particle structures; 9.7 SU(5); 9.8 Quarks; 9.9 Grand Unification: a prediction; 9.10 The Higgs mechanism and fermion masses; 9.11 Larger group structures for fermions and bosons; 10. Return to Symmetries; 10.1 A universal rewrite system; 10.2 Mathematical representation; 10.3 Physical application; 10.4 Entropy and information; 10.5 Duality and the factor 2; 10.6 Anticommutativity and the factor 3; 10.7 Symmetry and selforganization; References; Index
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 ocn893673204
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 Extent
 1 online resource (262 pages)
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 online
 Governing access note
 SINGLE USER ACCESS. This ebook is restricted to one viewer at any one time. You may download a chapter or page range (subject to the same limits as for printing) as a permanent PDF image file for use on a computer or ebook reading device (including a Kindle)
 Isbn
 9789814618397
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 rdamedia
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 c
 Other physical details
 illustrations
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