3 edition of Foundations of space and time found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Cambridge University Press|
|Publishers||Cambridge University Press|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 132 p. :|
|Number of Pages||81|
|Machine generated contents note: 1. The problem with quantum gravity Jeff Murugan, Amanda Weltman and George F. R. Eliis; 2. A dialogue on the nature of gravity Thanu Padmanabhan; 3. Effective theories and modifications of gravity Cliff Burgess; 4. The small scale structure of spacetime Steve Carlip; 5. Ultraviolet divergences in supersymmetric theories Kellog Stelle; 6. Cosmological quantum billiards Axel Kleinschmidt and Hermann Nicolai; 7. Progress in RNS string theory and pure spinors Dimitri Polyakov; 8. Recent trends in superstring phenomenology Massimo Bianchi; 9. Emergent spacetime Robert de Mello Koch and Jeff Murugan; 10. Loop quantum gravity Hanno Sahlmann; 11. Loop quantum gravity and cosmology Martin Bojowald; 12. The microscopic dynamics of quantum space as a group field theory Daniele Oriti; 13. Causal dynamical triangulations and the quest for quantum gravity Jan Ambjørn, J. Jurkiewicz and Renate Loll; 14. Proper time is stochastic time in 2D quantum gravity Jan Ambjorn, Renate Loll, Y. Watabiki, W. Westra and S. Zohren; 15. Logic is to the quantum as geometry is to gravity Rafael Sorkin; 16. Causal sets: discreteness without symmetry breaking Joe Henson; 17. The Big Bang, quantum gravity, and black-hole information loss Roger Penrose; Index.|
After almost a century, the field of quantum gravity remains as difficult and inspiring as ever. Today, it finds itself a field divided, with two major contenders dominating: string theory, the leading exemplification of the covariant quantization program; and loop quantum gravity, the canonical scheme based on Diracs constrained Hamiltonian quantization. However, there are now a number of other innovative schemes providing promising new avenues. Encapsulating the latest debates on this topic, this book details the different approaches to understanding the very nature of space and time. It brings together leading researchers in each of these approaches to quantum gravity to explore these competing possibilities in an open way. Its comprehensive coverage explores all the current approaches to solving the problem of quantum gravity, addressing the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, to give researchers and graduate students an up-to-date view of the field-- File Size: 4MB.
Flow of time [ ] The problem of the flow of time, as it has been treated in analytic philosophy, owes its beginning to a paper written byin which he proposes two "temporal series".
and God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. It is logical to conclude that God, who is from the beginning, eternal and outside of time, created time.
" "An infinite temporal regress of events is an actual infinite."" in The Oxford Handbook for Metaphysics. A standard way to illustrate this idea is to place a bowling ball representing a massive object such as the sun onto a stretched rubber sheet representing spacetime.
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This is motivated by the fact that we can never directly apprehend length. In the noosphere, time is art; synchronicity is normal everyday experience, and the planet will become enlightened by being transformed into a work of art. Some physicists such as Julian Barbour have gone further and asserted that general relativity is in fact perfectly Machian.
Special Relativity Physics at the end of the nineteenth century found itself in crisis: there were perfectly good theories of mechanics Newton and electromagnetism Maxwell , but they did not seem to agree.
Clarke argues that since the curvature of the water occurs in the rotating bucket as well as in the stationary bucket containing spinning water, it can only be explained by stating that the water is rotating in relation to the presence of some third thing—absolute space.
In this example the position of an object is seen not to be a property of that object, i.
There has never in the history of the Earth been a time like this.
It was a singular starting point for everything.