Lost Causes in and beyond Physics

Authors: Streater, R.F.

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Lost Causes in and Beyond Physics deals with a selection of research topics mostly from theoretical physics that have been shown to be a dead-end or continue at least to be highly controversial. Nevertheless, whether it is about Bohmian mechanics, physics from Fisher information or the quantum theory of the brain, small but dedicated research communities continue to work on these issues. R.F. Streater, renowned mathematical physicist and co-author of the famous book "PCT, Spin and Statistics, and all that", in a series of essays describes the work and struggle of these research commnities, as well as the chances of any breakthrough in these areas. This book is written as both an entertainment and serious study and should be accessible to anyone with a background in theoretical physics and mathematics.

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"The book is enjoyable … and features a wide array of topics, many connected in some way with Streater’s anti-Bohmian stance. … Naturally, those who defend any of the lost causes covered will wish to buy this book, as will those interested in foundations of physics research more generally." (Dean Rickles, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2008 j)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Streater, Professor R.F., Dr.

  • Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy

    Pages 7-18

    Streater, Professor R.F., Dr.

  • Elementary Probability

    Pages 19-34

    Streater, Professor R.F., Dr.

  • Quantum Probability

    Pages 35-63

    Streater, Professor R.F., Dr.

  • Bayesians

    Pages 65-72

    Streater, Professor R.F., Dr.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lost Causes in and beyond Physics
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-36582-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-36582-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-36581-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07168-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 158
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