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Probability in Physics

Publisher: 
Springer
Number of Pages: 
321
Price: 
99.00
ISBN: 
9783642213281
Date Received: 
Monday, March 26, 2012
Reviewable: 
No
Include In BLL Rating: 
No
Reviewer Email Address: 
Yemima Ben-Menahem and Meir Hemmo, editors
Series: 
The Frontiers Collection
Publication Date: 
2012
Format: 
Hardcover
Audience: 
Category: 
Anthology

Introduction.- Physics and Chance.- Typicality and the Role of the Lebesgue Measure in Statistical Mechanics.- Typicality and Notions of Probability in Physics.- Deterministic Laws and Epistemic Chances.- Measures over Initial Conditions.- A New Approach to the Approach to Equilibrium.- Revising Statistical Mechanics - Probability, Typicality and Closure Time.- How Many Maxwell's Demons and Where?.- Locality and Determinism: the Odd Couple.- Why the Tsirelson Bound?.- Three Attempts at Two Axioms for Quantum Mechanics.- Generalized Probability Measures and the Framework of Effects.- Infinitely Challenging: Pitowsky's Subjective Interpretation and the Physics of Infinite Systems.- Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence.- The World According to de Finetti.- Four and a Half Axioms for Finite-Dimensional Quantum Probability.- Probability in the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.

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