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Information Theory and Quantum Physics

Physical Foundations for Understanding the Conscious Process


  • Endorses the revived view that physics and information sciences are closely linked

  • Bridges one of the many gaps between physics and information theory


Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Herbert S. Green
    Pages 1-14
  3. Herbert S. Green
    Pages 15-35
  4. Herbert S. Green
    Pages 37-59
  5. Herbert S. Green
    Pages 61-81
  6. Herbert S. Green
    Pages 83-113
  7. Herbert S. Green
    Pages 115-144
  8. Herbert S. Green
    Pages 145-169
  9. Herbert S. Green
    Pages 171-209
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 211-244

About this book


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. Starting from first principles, the links between physics and information science are unveiled step by step: modern information theory and the classical theory of the Turing machine are combined to create a new interpretation of quantum computability, which is then applied to field theory, gravitation and submicroscopic measurement theory and culminates in a detailed examination of the role of the conscious observer in physical measurements. The result is a highly readable book that unifies a wide range of scientific knowledge and is essential reading for all scientists and philosophers of science interested in the interpretation and the implications of the interaction between information science and basic physical theories.


First Principles Philosophy of Physics Potential Quantum Physics Quantum mechanics Theoretical physics information information theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and Mathematical PhysicsUniversity of AdelaideSouth AustraliaAustralia

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