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eBook Information Theory and Quantum Physics: Physical Foundations for Understanding the Conscious Process (Theoretical and Mathematical Physics) ePub

by Herbert S. Green

  • ISBN: 354066517X
  • Category: Computer Science
  • Subcategory: Computers
  • Author: Herbert S. Green
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Springer; 2000 edition (January 14, 2000)
  • Pages: 244
  • ePub book: 1461 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1985 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Theoretical and Mathematical Physics.

Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. Information Theory and Quantum Physics. Physical Foundations for Understanding the Conscious Process.

Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Oxford Philosophical Monographs). Christopher G. Timpson. In this book, H. S. Green, a former student of Max Born and well known as an author in physics and in philosophy of science, presents an individual and modern approach to theoretical physics and related fundamental problems.

Infornlation Theory and Quantum Physics Physical Foundations for Understanding the Conscious Process. Information theory and qU8:D1Um physics: physical foundaions for underszanding the coosc:ious. acceptance by the conscious observer that its perceptions of the external world are differ ent from, bu t entirely consistent with and in no way less valid than those of other conscious observers.

In this highly readable book, . Green, a former student of Max Born and well known as an author in physics and in the philosophy of science, presents a timely analysis of theoretical physics and related fundamental problems.

Theoretical physics is a branch of physics that employs mathematical models and abstractions of physical objects and systems to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena. This is in contrast to experimental physics, which uses experimental tools to probe these phenomena. The advancement of science generally depends on the interplay between experimental studies and theory.

Physical Foundations for Understanding the Conscious Process (Texts and Monographs in Physics). Quantum theory, Information theory. Published January 14, 2000 by Springer. In the past, science has often been presented as a system of natural laws that are the product of experience and may be used as a rational basis for prediction.

The foundations of quantum theory

Foundations of Quantum Physics . The foundations of quantum theory. Report "Information Theory and Quantum Physics: Physical Foundations for Understanding the Conscious Process".

favour of quantum physics in the brain. implications for understanding the foundations of quantum theory, proving that quantum. Consciousness is an evanescent reality, cannot be seen or touched, it is not quantifiable. conscious matter from other types of matter such as solids, liquids and gases: information, integration, independence, dynamics, utility principles. theory is incomplete and retrocausality can be one of the missing pieces that complete it. 5. Mind, Mindfulness, Will of Well-Being and Positivity.

In this highly readable book, H.S. Green, a former student of Max Born and well known as an author in physics and in the philosophy of science, presents a timely analysis of theoretical physics and related fundamental problems.

Comments

Mash Mash
The author provides a wide-ranging and general treatment of information theory, with much of it from a broad understanding of the universe in terms of statistical physics and thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, special and general relativity, and even a few nods to the unification of these ideas within the context of string theory. This treatment is mathematically intensive and accessible to those who have, at the very least, taken graduate level courses in quantum mechanics. The author begins with a treatment of Shannon entropy in which he shows it to be equivalent to the information to be gained. He addresses many aspects of modern physics in order to provide an understanding of the systems in which information may be imbedded, including those involving particle spin. Information in the animal and human brain is also considered; in this case in terms of the diffusion of calcium ions through neural pathways and cell membranes.

The author's wide ranging interest in quantum issues appear to have its origin, at least in part, to the fact that his Ph.D. adviser at University of Edinburgh was Max Born. Though Born, he also came to know many of the other great men who laid the foundation for quantum mechanics.

This 6" x 9" book is fairly short, requiring only 209 pages to address all of physics, with pages 210-244 at the end of the book devoted to the appendices and bibliography. This book is sufficiently compact and easy to leaf through that one is able to see where the author is going and find the sections of greatest interest to the reader.
Talvinl Talvinl
It started with Alan Turing and John von Neumann: Classical computation follows the model of A. Turing,-- strings of bits, i.e., 0s and 1s; a mathematical model, now called the Turing mashine. Why not two-level quantum systems? The thought was long in coming: From Bohr and Heisenberg to Feynman! The bright idea finally arrived, and with vengeance. An model for computation based on two-level quantum systems was suggested in the 1980ties by R.P. Feynman and D. Deutsch. Then another wait: It wasn't until Peter Shor's qubit-factoring algorithm in the mid 1990ties that the subject really took off, and really caught the attention of the math community. The 'unbreakable' codes might be breakable afterall! The fact that Shor found
a polynomial factoring algorithm naturally shook up the encryption community as well; and for obvious reasons. New elements of thinking in the quantum realm, and not part
of the classical frame of mind, include the basics of quantum theory: superposition of (quantum) states, uncertainty, and
(quantum) coherence. Although these concepts are at the foundation of quantum theory, they make a drastic change in the whole theoretical framework for computation: Now when one passes from the classical notion of bit-registers to
that of qubit-registers, the laws of quantum mechanics take over; and exclude the traditional cloning principle of error correction. Something different must take its place: A new theory! Mathematical physicist and computer scientists must revisit Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg, Pauli, and Dirac. In passing from logic gates to quantum gates(unitary matrices), the
concept of switching-networks from computer science changes drastically. It introduces new challenges, and new truely exciting opportunities. It is not easy for authors who break with tradition to make everyone happy;-- this is especially so in a new field,--one which has grabbed headlines, and one which
is at the same time interdisiplinary. -- This intriguing book covers several of the appropriate areas of physics (quantum theory, (some) experiment...), of artificial intelligence, of philosophy, of computer science (the mathematical physics side of the subject), and of math (operators in Hilbert space, and the theory of algorithms). In my opinion, the author did a great job. The level of the book is suitable for grad students in math, in CS, and in physics: It could perhaps have used some more worked examples and exercises. (Fortunately they can be found in other books on quantum computation, such as the Nielsen-Chuang book.) This book is timeless,-- and I expect it will also be popular ten years from now.