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by Translated by Karin Heusch,Henning Genz

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0738206105
Author:
Translated by Karin Heusch,Henning Genz
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Humanities
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English
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Basic Books; 1st edition (December 2001)
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352 pages
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This book starts simple explaining what empty space is. The fact that there cannot be empty space is true. He works his way from ancient Greece to modern science.

This book starts simple explaining what empty space is. The interaction of particle anti-particle pairs in space is explored. Finally the book builds to extreme complication. Good luck hanging in there.

Henning Genz, Karin Heusch (Translator) The book begins with the history of the science and philosophy of "empty space" and whether such a thing can actually exist.

Henning Genz, Karin Heusch (Translator). The book seems to be well translated from the German (Genz is a professor at Karlsruhe University) and is set out in named small sections which stand almost as self-contained discussions. The book begins with the history of the science and philosophy of "empty space" and whether such a thing can actually exist.

Genz, Henning (1999). Nothingness, the Science of Empty Space (translated from German by Karin Heusch e. ISBN 978-0-7382-0610-3. Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life. Princeton University Press.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-335) and index. Physics and metaphysics - Philosophical, linguistic, and religious ideas on nothingness - How to make it a physical reality - Ether, space, fields - Movement all around the quantum vacuum - Particles and fields - Special systems - The universe as a whole - Physics and metaphysics.

He is the author of the popular science book Symmetrie: Bauplan der Natur (Symmetry: Blueprint of Nature). Country of Publication.

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As physicist Henning Genz shows, empty space is really not empty at all; in fact it is an ocean seething with the creation and destruction of subatomic particles. This is a wonderful book on one of the most puzzling problems of physics and philosophy: Does empty space have an existence independent of the matter within it? Einstein thought not. In his universe, there can be no space without matter; but quantum physicist Werner Heisenverg’s famous uncertainty principle allows for the spontaneous, though fleeting, creation and destruction of fundamental particles from empty space.

Is empty space really empty, or is it an ocean seething with the creation and destruction of virtual matter? With crystal-clear prose and more than 100 cleverly rendered illustrations, physicist Henning Genz takes the reader from the metaphysical speculations of the ancient Greek.

Is empty space really empty, or is it an ocean seething with the creation and destruction of virtual matter? With crystal-clear prose and more than 100 cleverly rendered illustrations, physicist Henning Genz takes the reader from the metaphysical speculations of the ancient Greek philosophers, through the theories of Newton and the early experiments of his contemporaries, right up to the current theories of quantum physics and cosmology to give us the story of one of the most fundamental and puzzling areas.

Is "empty space" really empty, or is it an ocean seething with the creation and . He is the author of the popular science book Symmetrie: Bauplan de. .

Is "empty space" really empty, or is it an ocean seething with the creation and destruction of virtual matter? . Henning Genz is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Kirjaluettelon tiedot. Nothingness: The Science Of Empty Space. 0786731133, 9780786731138.

Nothingness addresses one of the most puzzling problems of physics and philosophy: Does empty space have an existence independent of the matter within it? Is "empty space" really empty, or is it an ocean seething with the creation and destruction of virtual matter?

Nothingness addresses one of the most puzzling problems of physics and philosophy: Does empty space have an existence independent of the matter within it? Is "empty space" really empty, or is it an ocean seething with the creation and destruction of virtual matter? With crystal-clear prose and more than 100 cleverly rendered illustrations, physicist Henning Genz takes the reader from the metaphysical speculations of the ancient Greek philosophers, through the theories of Newton and the early experiments of his contemporaries, right up to the current theories of quantum physics and cosmology to give us the story of one of the most fundamental and puzzling areas of modern physics and philosophy.
  • Castiel
This book starts simple explaining what empty space is. The fact that there cannot be empty space is true. The interaction of particle anti-particle pairs in space is explored. Finally the book builds to extreme complication. Good luck hanging in there. At least it is not full of formulas.
  • Gathris
This is a multi-faceted masterpiece of science and serious philosophy. Not for New Age-ists or the intellectually lazy, this book endeavors to shed light on the perplexing question of "nothing". Nothing ain't nothing. A treasure for science and philosophy advocates, historians of science, and -- by the way -- those who would like to treat their students to a novel approach to the questions of at least two epochs of learning.
  • Andromajurus
Thank you, perfect! I am so grateful for your kind help in getting me this book. Sincerely
  • Xellerlu
An excellent read on the nature of the vacuum and how it is very different from what people think it is.
  • Jeyn
J. Richard Gott's _Time Travel in Einstein's Universe_ does a much better job than Genz does, and Genz just rehashes the content of John D. Barrow's _The Book of Nothing_. There's no need for yet another book about the same thing with nothing else to say about it.
  • Velan
The first law of quantum mechanics is: take an innocent word like "empty" and show that it really means its exact opposite. Genz's ramble through the history of the physics and philosophy of so-called empty space is well worth a read. Practically every page has insights that I haven't seen in any another treatment of this subject. The book is bound to provoke thought and discussion. But brace yourself. It's no easy read. The main problem is organization -- sometimes you feel adrift in a void, with no reference points to tell you where the argument is going and why. The book is a translation from German, and although individual sentences are clear and often engrossing, a stronger editorial hand would have been welcome. The English edition does contain some new information, such as the recent experimental demonstration of the bizarre "Casimir effect", but misses out on new evidence and theories for the cosmological constant.
  • Enila
This book is a reasonably good popularization on the topic of "empty space". However, on numerous occasions I find that some(implied) references will be lost on the non-initiates--so it still, to some extent, challenges the experts. I very much appreciate that Genz ties the 'theories' of the ancient Greek philosophers, including the pre-socratics, to the concepts we employ in modern physics.
My big complaint is the translation!! When are these publishing houses going to use copy editors who both know the subject matter and are effectively NATIVE SPEAKERS of English. Not BASIC BOOKS it seems!!! There are more that a few places that mistakes in diction completely obscure the intended meaning. I'm not saying that translating a work like this is easy but I would expect (except that I know better) fewer infelicitous sentences from a translation sponsored by a major publisher.
This is a fine work. It covers the history, philosophy and physics of empty space. This is not your typical book of fluff, which is normally what you get on topics of this sort. The author is a physicist who has a firm hold of the philosophical concerns that come with it. Very enjoyable and stimulating. The style and organization of the author are fairly poor, but made up, in my opinion, by the content.

The historical account of "nothingness" is fabulously done. He works his way from ancient Greece to modern science. What I really like, although he doesn't say this explicitly, is that this work demonstrates where the separation between philosophy and science occurs. With a minor inference, one can even posit why this occurred, giving the reader some elementary understanding that philosophy and physics have a dynamic relationship. I particularly loved the accounts of the history of science given from the 1500's to 1800's.

I wish he would do a sequel, a slightly more technical version for us physicists.

Very interseting stuff.