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Hermann Weyl's Raum - Zeit - Materie and a General Introduction to His Scientific Work : DMV Seminar - Erhard Scholz

Hermann Weyl's Raum - Zeit - Materie and a General Introduction to His Scientific Work

DMV Seminar

By: Erhard Scholz (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9783764364762
Number Of Pages: 403

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Historical interest and studies of Weyl's role in the interplay between 20th-century mathematics, physics and philosophy have been increasing since the middle 1980s, triggered by different activities at the occasion of the centenary of his birth in 1985, and are far from being exhausted. The present book takes Weyl's "Raum - Zeit - Materie" (Space - Time - Matter) as center of concentration and starting field for a broader look at his work. The contributions in the first part of this volume discuss Weyl's deep involvement in relativity, cosmology and matter theories between the classical unified field theories and quantum physics from the perspective of a creative mind struggling against theories of nature restricted by the view of classical determinism. In the second part of this volume, a broad and detailed introduction is given to Weyl's work in the mathematical sciences in general and in philosophy. It covers the whole range of Weyl's mathematical and physical interests: real analysis, complex function theory and Riemann surfaces, elementary ergodic theory, foundations of mathematics, differential geometry, general relativity, Lie groups, quantum mechanics, and number theory.

Preface
General introductionp. 1
Historical Aspects of Weyl's Raum - Zeit - Materie
Journeys in spacetimep. 15
Weyls Infinitesimalgeometrie, 1917-1925p. 48
Weyl's contributions to cosmologyp. 105
Ursprunge der Eichtheorienp. 138
Hermann Weyl: Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher
Introductionp. 161
The young analystp. 165
Riemann surfacesp. 182
Spacetimep. 198
Group theory and its applicationsp. 271
Foundations of mathematicsp. 315
Appendices
Common Weyl Bibliographyp. 389
Authorsp. 399
Indexp. 401
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ISBN: 9783764364762
ISBN-10: 3764364769
Series: DMV Seminar
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English , German
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.71