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Anderson, Edward

The Problem of Time

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Table of contents

Part I. Time in Fundamental Physics

1. Introduction: Conceptual Outline of Time
Edward Anderson

2. Time, Space and Laws in Newtonian Mechanics
Edward Anderson

3. Absolute Versus Relational Motion Debate
Edward Anderson

4. Time, Space, Spacetime and Laws in Special Relativity
Edward Anderson

5. Time and Ordinary Quantum Mechanics (QM)
Edward Anderson

6. Quantum Field Theory (QFT)
Edward Anderson

7. Time and Spacetime in General Relativity (GR)
Edward Anderson

8. Dynamical Formulations of GR
Edward Anderson

9. Classical-Level Background Independence and the Problem of Time. i. Time and Configuration
Edward Anderson

10. Classical-Level Background Independence and the Problem of Time. ii. Spacetime and Its Interrelation with Space
Edward Anderson

11. Quantum Gravity Programs
Edward Anderson

12. Quantum-Level Background Independence and the Problem of Time
Edward Anderson

Part II. Classical Problem of Time

13. Advanced Nomenclature for Facet Interference
Edward Anderson

14. Configuration Spaces and Their Configurational Relationalism
Edward Anderson

15. Temporal Relationalism (TR)
Edward Anderson

16. Combining Temporal and Configurational Relationalisms
Edward Anderson

17. Temporal Relationalism: More General Geometries
Edward Anderson

18. Configurational Relationalism: Field Theory and GR’s Thin Sandwich
Edward Anderson

19. Relationalism in Various Further Settings
Edward Anderson

20. Other Tempus Ante Quantum Approaches
Edward Anderson

21. Conformal Approach and Its York Time
Edward Anderson

22. Matter Times
Edward Anderson

23. Classical Machian Emergent Time
Edward Anderson

24. Brackets, Constraints and Closure
Edward Anderson

25. Taking Function Spaces Thereover: Beables and Observables
Edward Anderson

26. Fully Timeless Approaches
Edward Anderson

27. Spacetime Relationalism
Edward Anderson

28. Classical Histories Theory
Edward Anderson

29. Classical Machian Combined Approach
Edward Anderson

30. Slightly Inhomogeneous Cosmology (SIC)
Edward Anderson

31. Embeddings, Slices and Foliations
Edward Anderson

32. Applications of Split Spacetime, Foliations and Deformations
Edward Anderson

33. Spacetime Construction and Alternative Emergent Structures
Edward Anderson

34. TRi Foliation (TRiFol)
Edward Anderson

35. Classical-Level Conclusion
Edward Anderson

36. Epilogue II.A. Threading and Null Formulations
Edward Anderson

37. Epilogue II.B. Global Validity and Global Problems of Time
Edward Anderson

38. Epilogue II.C. Background Independence and Problem of Time at Deeper Levels of Structure
Edward Anderson

Part III. Quantum Problem of Time

39. Geometrical Quantization. i. Kinematical Quantization
Edward Anderson

40. Geometrical Quantization. ii. Dynamical Quantization
Edward Anderson

41. Further Detail of Time and Temporal Relationalism in Quantum Theory
Edward Anderson

42. Geometrical Quantization with Nontrivial



. i. Finite Theories
Edward Anderson

43. Geometrical Quantization with Nontrivial



. ii. Field Theories and GR
Edward Anderson

44. Tempus Ante Quantum
Edward Anderson

45. Tempus Post Quantum. i. Paralleling QFT
Edward Anderson

46. Tempus Post Quantum. ii. Semiclassical Machian Emergent Time
Edward Anderson

47. Tempus Post Quantum. iii. Semiclassical Quantum Cosmological Modelling
Edward Anderson

48. Semiclassicality and Quantum Cosmology: Interpretative Issues
Edward Anderson

49. Quantum Constraint Closure
Edward Anderson

50. Quantum Beables or Observables
Edward Anderson

51. Fully Timeless Approaches at the Quantum Level
Edward Anderson

52. Spacetime Primary Approaches: Path Integrals
Edward Anderson

53. Histories Theory at the Quantum Level
Edward Anderson

54. Combined Histories-Records-Semiclassical Approach
Edward Anderson

55. Quantum Foliation Independence Strategies
Edward Anderson

56. Quantum Spacetime Construction Strategies
Edward Anderson

57. Quantum-Level Conclusion
Edward Anderson

58. Epilogue III.A. The Multiple Choice Problem
Edward Anderson

59. Epilogue III.B. Quantum Global Problems of Time
Edward Anderson

60. Epilogue III.C. Deeper Levels’ Quantum Background Independence and Problem of Time
Edward Anderson

Keywords: Physics, Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory, Cosmology, Mathematical Physics, History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Page amount
38 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783319588483
Printed ISBN
978-3-319-58846-9

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