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Hermann Weyl’s Raum — Zeit — Materie and a General Introduction to His Scientific Work

  • Erhard Scholz

Part of the DMV Seminar book series (OWS, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-10
  2. Skúli Sigurdsson
    Pages 15-47
  3. Erhard Scholz
    Pages 48-104
  4. Hubert Goenner
    Pages 105-137
  5. Norbert Straumann
    Pages 138-155
  6. Erhard Scholz
    Pages 161-164
  7. Erhard Scholz
    Pages 165-181
  8. Erhard Scholz
    Pages 182-197
  9. Erhard Scholz
    Pages 198-270
  10. Erhard Scholz
    Pages 271-314
  11. Erhard Scholz
    Pages 315-372
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 373-403

About this book

Introduction

Historical interest and studies of Weyl's role in the interplay between 20th-century mathematics, physics and philosophy have been increasing since the middle 1980s, triggered by different activities at the occasion of the centenary of his birth in 1985, and are far from being exhausted. The present book takes Weyl's "Raum - Zeit - Materie" (Space - Time - Matter) as center of concentration and starting field for a broader look at his work. The contributions in the first part of this volume discuss Weyl's deep involvement in relativity, cosmology and matter theories between the classical unified field theories and quantum physics from the perspective of a creative mind struggling against theories of nature restricted by the view of classical determinism. In the second part of this volume, a broad and detailed introduction is given to Weyl's work in the mathematical sciences in general and in philosophy. It covers the whole range of Weyl's mathematical and physical interests: real analysis, complex function theory and Riemann surfaces, elementary ergodic theory, foundations of mathematics, differential geometry, general relativity, Lie groups, quantum mechanics, and number theory.

Keywords

Cosmology Gauge theory Group theory differential geometry mechanics quantum mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Erhard Scholz
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich 7Universität-GH WuppertalWuppertalGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-8278-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Basel AG 2001
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-6476-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-8278-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1661-237X
  • Series Online ISSN 2296-5041
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