The Structure of Physics

  • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
  • Thomas Görnitz
  • Holger Lyre

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 155)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 1-10
  3. The unity of physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXIII
    2. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 13-57
    3. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 59-79
    4. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 81-104
    5. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 105-147
    6. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 149-178
  4. Time and information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXIII
    2. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 181-209
    3. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 211-239
  5. On the interpretation of physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXIII
    2. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 243-295
    3. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 297-310
    4. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 311-332
    5. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Thomas Görnitz, Holger Lyre
      Pages 333-346
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 347-368

About this book

Introduction

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker‘s "Aufbau der Physik", first published in 1985, was intended as an overview of his lifelong concern: an understanding of the unity of physics. That is, the idea of a quantum theory of binary alternatives (the so-called ur-theory), a unified quantum theoretical framework in which spinorial symmetry groups are considered to give rise to the structure of space and time.

The book saw numerous reprints, but it was published in German only.

The present edition, in English, provides a newly arranged and revised version, in which some original chapters and sections have been deleted, and a new chapter about further insights and results of ur-theoretic research of the late 1980’s and 1990’s, mainly by the work of Thomas Görnitz, has been included, as well as a general introduction to Weizsäcker’s Philosophy of Physics.

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker also enjoys high esteem by a much broader audience for his socio-cultural, political and religious thoughts and writings.

In him the intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue has found one of its most important proponents: a great thinker who combines the perspectives of science, philosophy, religion and politics with a view towards the challenges as well as the responsibilities of our time.

Keywords

Classical point mechanics Cosmology Non-Euclidan geometry Particles Quantum Theory RMS Relativity Second quantization electrodynamics entropy mechanics philosophy of science probability theory of relativity thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
  • Thomas Görnitz
    • 1
  • Holger Lyre
    • 2
  1. 1.University of FrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.University of BonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-5235-9
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5234-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5235-4
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