The Logic of Thermostatistical Physics
Kurzbeschreibung This book is on models and modelbuilding in classical and quantum physics founded on logic and the philosophy of science as well as on modern mathematics. The reader will also find a lot on the history of ideas. The philosophical analysis is based on the separation of syntax and semantics which is at the root of Kolmogorov's theory of probability and uses recursive functions and algorithmic complexity to discuss entropy and randomness. The basic concepts are discussed and also the concrete physical models, scaling, renormalization semigroups, and phase transitions. The book is intended for mathematical physicists and philosophers of science, both researchers and graduate students. Synopsis Dealing with models and modelbuilding in classical and quantum physics, this book relies on logic and the philosophy of science as well as on modern mathematics. The reader will also find vistas into the history of ideas. The philosophical analysis is based on the separation of syntax and semantics which is at the root of Kolmogorov's theory of probability recursive functions and algorithmic complexity are used to discuss entropy and randomness. Basic concepts are discussed together with... Umschlagtext This book is on models and modelbuilding in classical and quantum physics founded on logic and the philosophy of science as well as on modern mathematics. The reader will also find a lot on the history of ideas. The philosophical analysis is based on the separation of syntax and semantics which is at the root of Kolmogorov's theory of probability and uses recursive functions and algorithmic complexity to discuss entropy and randomness. The basic concepts are discussed and also the concrete...
