Book 2014

Direction of Time

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ISBN: 978-3-319-02797-5 (Print) 978-3-319-02798-2 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXXII

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-14

    Is Time Real?

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    Chapter

    Pages 15-19

    A Simple Model for Decoherence

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    Chapter

    Pages 21-29

    On the Different Aspects of Time in the Fundamental Theories of Physics

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    Pages 31-34

    Quantum Events and Irreversibility

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    Chapter

    Pages 35-48

    Physics and Our Intuitive Outlook on Time

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    Chapter

    Pages 49-56

    The Direction of Time in Quantum Mechanics

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    Chapter

    Pages 57-62

    Two Arrows of Time in Nonlocal Particle Dynamics

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    Pages 63-73

    Boundary Conditions, Time Reversal and Measurements

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    Chapter

    Pages 75-84

    On Abuse of Time-Metaphors

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    Chapter

    Pages 85-92

    The Direction of Time Ensured by Cosmology

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    Chapter

    Pages 93-116

    Asymmetries, Irreversibility, and Dynamics of Time

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    Chapter

    Pages 117-135

    Is Time Directed?

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    Chapter

    Pages 137-155

    Time in Modern Philosophy of Physics—A Survey

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    Chapter

    Pages 157-164

    The Direction of Time in Dynamical Systems

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    Pages 165-170

    The Philosophical Significance of the Relativistic Conception of Time

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    Chapter

    Pages 171-186

    Geometry of Psychological Time

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    Chapter

    Pages 187-197

    Where to Put It? The Direction of Time Between Axioms and Supplementary Conditions

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    Chapter

    Pages 199-232

    Models of Time

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    Chapter

    Pages 233-251

    The Arrow of Time and Information Theory

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    Chapter

    Pages 253-263

    Two-Way Thermodynamics: Could It Really Happen?

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