Chance in Physics

Foundations and Perspectives

  • Jean Bricmont
  • Giancarlo Ghirardi
  • Detlef Dürr
  • Francesco Petruccione
  • Maria Carla Galavotti
  • Nino Zanghi

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 574)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

  3. Classical Statistical Mechanics

  4. Quantum Mechanics

  5. Chaotic Systems

  6. Philosophy of Probability

About this book


This selection of reviews and papers is intended to stimulate renewed reflection on the fundamental and practical aspects of probability in physics. While putting emphasis on conceptual aspects in the foundations of statistical and quantum mechanics, the book deals with the philosophy of probability in its interrelation with mathematics and physics in general. Addressing graduate students and researchers in physics and mathematics togehter with philosophers of science, the contributions avoid cumbersome technicalities in order to make the book worthwhile reading for nonspecialists and specialists alike.


Bohmian mechanics dynamical systems interpret philosophy probability quantum chaos quantum mechanics reduction science

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Bricmont
    • 1
  • Giancarlo Ghirardi
    • 2
  • Detlef Dürr
    • 3
  • Francesco Petruccione
    • 4
  • Maria Carla Galavotti
    • 5
  • Nino Zanghi
    • 6
  1. 1.Fyma: Unité de physique theorique et de physique mathematiqueUniversité catholique de LouvainLouvain la NeuveBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical PhysicsInternational Centre for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly
  3. 3.Mathematisches InstitutUniversiät MünchenMünchenGermany
  4. 4.Fakultät für PhysikAlbert-Ludwigs-UniversitätFreiburgGermany
  5. 5.Dipartimento di FisicaBolognaItaly
  6. 6.Dipartimento di FisicaGenovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42056-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44966-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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