The reduction of physical theories. Part 1, Foundations and elementary theory : a contribution to the unity of physics / Erhard Scheibe ; translated by Brigitte Falkenburg and Gregg Jaeger.

Author
Scheibe, Erhard [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Berlin, Germany : Springer, [2022]
  • ©2022
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Series
Fundamental theories of physics ; Volume 207. [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents
  • Intro
  • Translators' Preface
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • References
  • Contents
  • 1 The Problem
  • 1.1 The Physicists' Conception of Progress
  • 1.2 The Legacy of the Philosophers
  • 1.3 The Program
  • 2 Physical Theories
  • 2.1 Analysis of an Example
  • 2.2 Logical and Set-Theoretical Background
  • 2.3 Physical Theories
  • 2.4 Concepts of a Theory
  • 3 Corroboration and Empirical Progress
  • 3.1 Hypothetico-Deductive Corroboration
  • 3.2 Consideration of Measurement Inaccuracies
  • 3.3 Empirical Progress
  • 4 Exact Reductions
  • 4.1 Direct Generalisations
  • 4.2 Equivalences
  • 4.3 Indirect Generalisations (Embeddings)
  • 4.4 Refinements
  • 4.5 Extensions and Improper Generalisations
  • 4.6 Unifications (Multiple Reductions)
  • 5 Approximate Reductions
  • 5.1 Asymptotic Reductions
  • 5.2 Limiting Case Reductions
  • 5.3 Local Reductions
  • 6 Partial Reductions
  • 6.1 The Closed Reduction Square
  • 6.2 The Open Reduction Square
  • Appendix A Table of Contents Volume II
  • Appendix B The Legacy of Erhard Scheibe
  • Appendix C Erhard Scheibe's Works
  • Appendix Author Index
  • Author Index
  • Appendix Subject Index
  • Index.
ISBN
3-662-65000-2
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