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The genesis and evolution of time : a critique of interpretation in physics / J.T. Fraser.

Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1982.
ISBN 087023370X, 9780870233708

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Subjects Life -- Origin.
Relativité (Physique)
Relativity (Physics)
Vie -- Origines.
Description 205 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 1. The measurement of time: Keeping time ; The search for order -- 2. The principle of temporal levels: The moving boundaries of reality ; The stable integrative levels of nature ; The canonical forms of time ; "Notwithstanding any contrary hypotheses that may be imagined" ; "By which the may either be made more accurate of liable to exceptions -- 3. Special relativity theory : kinematics and dynamics ties to atemporal motion: From absolute rest to absolute motion ; The Lorentz transformations ; Time and the minkowski diagram ; The atemporal boundaries of the special relativistic world ; Certain consequences of nowlessness ; About absent arrowheads -- 4. Quantum theory : the rules of the prototemporal world: Duality, indeterminism, and complementarity ; Probabilistic law and quantization ; Experiments and thought experiments ; Across the boundaries of the prototemporal world ; The completeness and reality of the prototemporal world -- 5. Thermodynamics : two opposing arrows of time: The thermodynamic arrow ; The concept of entropy and its many forms ; The three laws of thermodynamics ; reversibility and irreversibility ; Colsed and open cases -- 6. General relativity theory : the natural history of the eotemporal world: The two theories of relativity ; The astral geometry of Gauss ; The astral geometry of Einstein ; Cosmic time ; A glance at unified fields ; Two cosmic arrows -- 7. Biogenesis and organic evolution : the breaking of the eotemporal symmetry: From simultaneities of chance to simultaneities of need ; Complexity ; The usefulness of number ; From simultaneities of need to expectations and memories ; Distances and times ; Mesoforms and laws of nature -- 8. Unity and multiplicity in physics: The conservative tradition in the study of time in physics ; The evolutionary synthesis of the sciences.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8476007
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WorldCat Identities Fraser, J. T. 1923-2010.
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