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By Claudio Calosi, Pierluigi Graziani

This quantity is the 1st systematic and thorough try and examine the relation and the prospective functions of mereology to modern technology. It gathers contributions from prime students within the box and covers a variety of clinical theories and practices resembling physics, arithmetic, chemistry, biology, desktop technological know-how and engineering. during the quantity, a number of foundational matters are investigated either from the formal and the empirical element of view.

The first part appears on the subject because it applies to physics. The part addresses questions of endurance and composition inside quantum and relativistic physics and concludes through scrutinizing the prospect to seize continuity of movement as defined through our greatest actual theories inside gunky area times.

The moment half tackles arithmetic and indicates find out how to supply a origin for point-free geometry of area switching to fuzzy-logic. The relation between mereological sums and set-theoretic suprema is investigated and matters approximately diverse mereological views akin to classical and typical Mereology are completely discussed.

The 3rd part within the quantity appears to be like at typical technology. a number of questions from biology, medication and chemistry are investigated. From the viewpoint of biology, there's an try to supply axioms for inferring statements approximately half hood among organic entities from statements approximately their spatial relation. From the point of view of chemistry, it really is argued that classical mereological frameworks aren't sufficient to seize the practices of chemistry in that they think about neither temporal nor modal parameters.

The ultimate half introduces machine technology and engineering. a brand new formal mereological framework within which an indeterminate relation of half hood is taken as a primitive inspiration is built after which utilized to a large choice of disciplines from robotics to wisdom engineering. a proper framework for discrete mereotopology and its purposes is built and eventually, the significance of mereology for the rather new technological know-how of area engineering is usually discussed.

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