Lecture Notes in Physics

New Structures for Physics

Editors: Coecke, Bob (Ed.)

  • Covers mathematical structures that recently have gained prominence in physics
  • Provides a tutorial approach that will facilitate its use by graduate students and newcomers to the field
  • Features unrivalled comprehensiveness with close to 1,000 pages of material
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This volume provides a series of tutorials on mathematical structures which recently have gained prominence in physics, ranging from quantum foundations, via quantum information, to quantum gravity. These include the theory of monoidal categories and corresponding graphical calculi, Girard’s linear logic, Scott domains, lambda calculus and corresponding logics for typing, topos theory, and more general process structures. Most of these structures are very prominent in computer science; the chapters here are tailored towards an audience of physicists.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction to Categories and Categorical Logic

    Abramsky, S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-94

  • Physics, Topology, Logic and Computation: A Rosetta Stone

    Baez, J. (et al.)

    Pages 95-172

  • Categories for the Practising Physicist

    Coecke, B. (et al.)

    Pages 173-286

  • A Survey of Graphical Languages for Monoidal Categories

    Selinger, P.

    Pages 289-355

  • Geometry of Interaction and the Dynamics of Proof Reduction: A Tutorial

    Haghverdi, E. (et al.)

    Pages 357-417

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Structures for Physics
Editors
  • Bob Coecke
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
813
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12821-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12821-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-12820-2
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 1031
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