On the Way to Understanding the Time Phenomenon

Author: A. P. Levich

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810213602

Category: Science

Page: 201

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The subject of this book is time, one of the small number of elusive essences of the world, unsubdued by human will. The three global problems of natural science, those of the origin of the Universe, life and consciousness, cannot be solved without finding out the nature of time. Without a good construction of time it is impossible to describe, to qualify, to forecast and to control various processes in the animate and inanimate nature. Special attention is paid to the ways of adequate inclusion of the properties of time in the derivation of the fundamental equations of motion for natural systems.

On the Way to Understanding the Time Phenomenon:

Author: A P Levich

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814504343

Category: Science

Page: 216

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The subject of this book is time, one of the small number of elusive essences of the world, unsubdued by human will. The three global problems of natural science, those of the origin of the Universe, life and consciousness, cannot be solved without finding out the nature of time. Without a good construction of time it is impossible to describe, to qualify, to forecast and to control various processes in the animate and inanimate nature. Special attention is paid to the ways of adequate inclusion of the properties of time in the derivation of the fundamental equations of motion for natural systems. Contents:Introduction. Motivations and Problems of Studying Time (A P Levich)Structure of Physical Space-Time (Yu S Vladimirov)Relative Statistical Model of Clocks and Physical Properties of Time (V V Aristov)G Backman's Conception of Organic Time and the Experience of Its Application (A M Maurins)Analysis of Meyen's Typological Concept of Time (A A Sharov)Biological Time, Its Organization, Hierarchy and Presentation by Complex Values (G E Mikhailovsky)Clocks for Studying Temporal Laws of Animal Development (T A Dettlaff)Mathematical Temporal Constructions (R I Pimenov)Time in the Earth Sciences (A D Armand)Time as Variability of Natural Systems: Ways of Quantitative Description of Charges and Creation of Changes by Substantial Flows (A P Levich)Time Structure of the World (V M Sarychev) Readership: General physicists, geologists, biologists and mathematicians. keywords:Temporology;The Study of Time;Nature of Time;Measuring of Time;Mathematical Temporal Constructions;Biological Temporal Constructions;Geographic Time;Physical Time;Constructions of Time;Entropy Parametrisation of Time

On the Way to Understanding the Time Phenomenon

Author: A P Levich

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814502537

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Time is considered as an independent entity which cannot be reduced to the concept of matter, space or field. The point of discussion is the “time flow” conception of N A Kozyrev (1908–1983), an outstanding Russian astronomer and natural scientist. In addition to a review of the experimental studies of “the active properties of time”, by both Kozyrev and modern scientists, the reader will find different interpretations of Kozyrev's views and some developments of his ideas in the fields of geophysics, astrophysics, general relativity and theoretical mechanics. Contents:A Substantional Interpretation of N A Kozyrev's Conception of Time (A P Levich)The Fundamentals of N A Kozyrev's Causal Mechanics (L S Shikhobalov)Logic of Causal Mechanics: Observations–Theory–Experiments (S M Korotayev)N A Kozyrev's Causal Mechanics Seen by an Orthodox Physicist (B N Chigarev)The Problems in Experimental Foundation of Causal Mechanics (A G Parkhomov)Geophysical Effects of Causal Mechanics (M L Arushanov & S M Korotayev)Quantum–Mechanical Uncertainty Relations as a Consequence of the Postulates of N A Kozyrev&s Causal MechanicsForces in Causal Mechanics (L S Shikhobalov)Stars and Koltstars (V E Zhvirblis)What Can Be Obtained from the Substantional Conception of Time? (L S Shikhobalov) Readership: Researchers in astronomy, cosmology and gravity and physicists. keywords:Time;Time Flow;N A Kozyrev;“Active” Properties of Time;Causal Mechanics;Substantial Time;Experiments with Time;

Anticipation: Learning from the Past

Author: Mihai Nadin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319194461

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

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This volume presents the work of leading scientists from Russia, Georgia, Estonia, Lithuania, Israel and the USA, revealing major insights long unknown to the scientific community. Without any doubt their work will provide a springboard for further research in anticipation. Until recently, Robert Rosen (Anticipatory Systems) and Mihai Nadin (MIND – Anticipation and Chaos) were deemed forerunners in this still new knowledge domain. The distinguished neurobiologist, Steven Rose, pointed to the fact that Soviet neuropsychological theories have not on the whole been well received by Western science. These earlier insights as presented in this volume make an important contribution to the foundation of the science of anticipation. It is shown that the daring hypotheses and rich experimental evidence produced by Bernstein, Beritashvili, Ukhtomsky, Anokhin and Uznadze, among others—extend foundational work to aspects of neuroscience, physiology, motorics, education.

Habitability of the Universe before Earth

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128119411

Category: Science

Page: 576

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Habitability of the Universe before Earth: Astrobiology: Exploring Life on Earth and Beyond (series) examines the times and places—before life existed on Earth—that might have provided suitable environments for life to occur, addressing the question: Is life on Earth de novo, or derived from previous life? The universe changed considerably during the vast epoch between the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago and the first evidence of life on Earth 4.3 billion years ago, providing significant time and space to contemplate where, when and under what circumstances life might have arisen. No other book covers this cosmic time period from the point of view of its potential for life. The series covers a broad range of topics encompassing laboratory and field research into the origins and evolution of life on Earth, life in extreme environments and the search for habitable environments in our solar system and beyond, including exoplanets, exomoons and astronomical biosignatures. Provides multiple hypotheses on the origin of life and distribution of living organisms in space Explores the diversity of physical environments that may support the origin and evolution of life Integrates contemporary views in biology and cosmology, and provides reasons that life is far more mobile in space than most people expect Includes access to a companion web site featuring supplementary information such as animated computer simulations

The Nature of Time: Geometry, Physics and Perception

Author: R. Buccheri,Metod Saniga,William Mark Stuckey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401001553

Category: Science

Page: 446

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There are very few concepts that fascinate equally a theoretical physicist studying black holes and a patient undergoing seriolls mental psychosis. Time, undoubtedly, can well be ranked among them. For the measure of time inside a black hole is no less bizarre than the perception of time by a schizophrenic, who may perceive it as completely "suspended," "standing still," or even "reversing its direction. " The nature of time is certainly shrouded in profound mystery. This, perhaps, since the concept entails multifarious, and occasionally incongruous, facets. No wonder the subject attracts the serious attention of scholars on the one hand, and of the lay public on the other. Our Advanced Research Workshop is an excellent il lustration of this point, as the reader will soon discover. It turned out to be a unique professional forum for an unusually lively, effective and fruitful exchange of ideas and beliefs among 48 participants from 20 countries worldwide, selected out of more than a hundred applicants. The present book is based on the select talks presented at the meeting, and aims to provide the interested layperson and specialist alike with a multidisciplinary sampling of the most up-to-date scholarly research on the nature of time. It represents a coherent, state-of-the-art volume showing that research relevant to this topic is necessarily interdisciplinary and does not ignore such delicate issues as "altered" states of consciousness, religion and metaphysics.

Physics of the Human Temporality

Author: Ihor Lubashevsky,Natalie Plavinska

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030826120

Category: Science

Page: 641

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This book presents a novel account of the human temporal dimension called the “human temporality” and develops a special mathematical formalism for describing such an object as the human mind. One of the characteristic features of the human mind is its temporal extent. For objects of physical reality, only the present exists, which may be conceived as a point-like moment in time. In the human temporality, the past retained in the memory, the imaginary future, and the present coexist and are closely intertwined and impact one another. This book focuses on one of the fragments of the human temporality called the complex present. A detailed analysis of the classical and modern concepts has enabled the authors to put forward the idea of the multi-component structure of the present. For the concept of the complex present, the authors proposed a novel account that involves a qualitative description and a special mathematical formalism. This formalism takes into account human goal-oriented behavior and uncertainty in human perception. The present book can be interesting for theoreticians, physicists dealing with modeling systems where the human factor plays a crucial role, philosophers who are interested in applying philosophical concepts to constructing mathematical models, and psychologists whose research is related to modeling mental processes.

The Concept of Time in Psychology

Author: Jon E. Roeckelein

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311000

Category: Psychology

Page: 335

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A reference on psychological time, which provides an historical account of time in psychology as well as related non--psychological disciplines from ancient to modern periods, and contains an annotated bibliography of recent time studies conducted in psychology from 1980 to 1999. The emphasis is placed on traditionalist and experimental/empirical approaches to time study.

Lecture Notes on the Discretization of the Boltzmann Equation

Author: N. Bellomo,Ren‚e Gatignol

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812382259

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 8812


This book presents contributions on the following topics: discretization methods in the velocity and space, analysis of the conservation properties, asymptotic convergence to the continuous equation when the number of velocities tends to infinity, and application of discrete models. It consists of ten chapters. Each chapter is written by applied mathematicians who have been active in the field, and whose scientific contributions are well recognized by the scientific community.