Statistical Geometry and Applications to Microphysics and Cosmology

Statistical Geometry and Applications to Microphysics and Cosmology

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Recent results from high-energy scattering and theoretical developments of string theory require a change in our understanding of the basic structure of space-time. This book is about the advancement of ideas on the stochastic nature of space-time from the 1930s onward. In particular, the author promotes the concept of space as a set of hazy lumps, first introduced by Karl Menger, and constructs a novel framework for statistical behaviour at the microlevel. The various chapters address topics such as space-time fluctuation and random potential, non-local fields, and the origin of stochasticity. Implications in astro-particle physics and cosmology are also explored.
Audience: This volume will be of interest to physicists, chemists and mathematicians involved in particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 251 pages
  • 157.5 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 521.64g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • XI, 251 p.
  • 0792349075
  • 9780792349075

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction and Historical Survey. 2. Statistical Behavior of Microparticles. 3. Space-Time Fluctuation and Random Potential. 4. Non-Local Fields. 5. Astro-Particle Physics. 6. Einstein Equation for Gravitational Field. 7. Origin of Stochasticity. 8. Possible Implications. 9. Epilogue: New Dialogue of Man with Nature. Bibliography. Index.
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` ... of interest to physicists, mathematicians and chemists interested in particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology.pb'
Zentralblatt MATH, 929 (2000)
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`... of interest to physicists, mathematicians and chemists interested in particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology.pb'
Zentralblatt MATH, 929 (2000)
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