Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Major Texts in Physics by Michael Drieschner

By Michael Drieschner

This publication provides a set of texts by means of the German physicist and thinker Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912-2007), to be used in seminars at the heritage, epistemology and constitution of physics. such a lot texts seem in English for the 1st time. Weizsäcker grew to become well-known via his works in physics, ordinarily within the early improvement of nuclear physics. Later he could additionally turn into popular as a thinker and analyst of latest tradition. Texts contain the unique courses of the “Weizsäcker-Bethe formulation” of nuclear lots and the “Bethe-Weizsäcker cycle,” and is the reason the resource of strength within the sunlight; either have been built by way of Bethe whilst and independently of Weizsäcker. extra texts care for Weizsäcker’s rationalization of the beginning of planets, his clarification of the “time arrow” in Statistical Mechanics and his analyses of Quantum Mechanics and the constitution of physics in general.

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