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Walter, Scott A.

Overview
Works: 7 works in 22 publications in 2 languages and 316 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Observations  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Scott A Walter
La correspondance entre Henri Poincaré, les astronomes et les géodésiens by Henri Poincaré( )

6 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les lettres du troisième volume de la Correspondance de Poincaré scandent toute son œuvre astronomique, allant de ses premiers mémoires sur les courbes définies par une équation différentielle (1881), jusqu'aux analyses des hypothèses cosmogoniques (1911). Encore très jeune, Poincaré s'est fait remarquer pour sa maîtrise des questions de la mécanique céleste, de tel sorte que les astronomes et les géodésiens l'ont souvent interpellé, y compris O. Callandreau, C.V.L. Charlier, G.H. Darwin, F.R. Helmert, A. Lindstedt, A.M. Lyapunov, Simon Newcomb, Karl Schwarzschild et F. Tisserand. Avec ses correspondants, Poincaré abordaient les questions principales de l'astronomie mathématique, du célèbre problème des trois corps à la théorie des perturbations et aux figures d'équilibre des masses fluides en rotation. La correspondance de Poincaré éditée et annotée dans ce volume concerne, au-delà des mémoires mathématiques, l'activité de Poincaré en tant que Professeur d'astronomie mathématique et de mécanique céleste à la Sorbonne, rédacteur en chef du Bulletin astronomique, et membre du Bureau des longitudes, que Poincaré a présidé à trois reprises. Sa correspondance illumine, dans ce dernier cadre, la réalisation de la mesure d'un arc de méridien à Quito, et le règlement d'un différend franco-brittanique à propos de la différence de longitude entre Greenwich et Paris
Beyond Einstein : perspectives on geometry, gravitation, and cosmology in the twentieth century by Gravitation, and Cosmology in the Twentieth Century (Conference) Beyond Einstein: Perspectives on Geometry( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond Einstein: Perspectives on Geometry, Gravitation, and Cosmology explores the rich interplay between mathematical and physical ideas by studying the interactions of major actors and the roles of important research communities over the course of the last century."--
Hermann Minkowski et la mathématisation de la théorie de la relativité restreinte, 1905-1915 by Scott. A Walter( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE ROLE OF MATHEMATICIANS IN THE DISCOVERY, RECEPTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE NON-GRAVITATIONAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY IS STUDIED FROM THE ANGLE OF HERMANN MINKOWSKI'S WORK. IT IS ARGUED THAT MINKOWSKI EFFECTIVELY EXPANDED THE DISCIPLINARY FRONTIER OF MATHEMATICS TO INCLUDE THE PRINCIPLE OF RELATIVITY, THEREBY PAVING THE WAY FOR MATHEMATICAL ENGAGEMENT WITH THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY. THIS VIEW FINDS SUPPORT FROM A BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS, IN WHICH EUROPEANLANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS ON NON-GRAVITATIONAL RELATIVITY ARE CORRELATED AGAINST AUTHOR DISCIPLINE AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, AS WELL AS PERIODICAL TYPE AND SITE OF PUBLICATION. MINKOWSKI'S MANUSCRIPTS SHED LIGHT ON HIS DISCOVERY OF SPACE-TIME MECHANICS, AND SHOW THAT PRIOR TO NOVEMBER, 1907, HE WAS NOT IN POSSESSION OF THE NOTION OF A WORLDLINE IN SPACETIME. FOLLOWING MINKOWSKI'S DEATH, THE EXTENSION OF THE CONCEPT OF RIGIDITY TO SPACE-TIME KINEMATICS WAS ATTEMPTED BY HIS FOLLOWERS, INCLUDING THEODOR KALUZA, WHO IN 1910 STUDIED THE RIEMANNIAN GEOMETRY OF A RIGIDLY-ROTATING DISK, INCORPORATING AN APPROACH RESEMBLING THAT OF THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY DISCOVERED TWO YEARS LATER BY ALBERT EINSTEIN. FROM THE FREQUENCY WITH WHICH NON-EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY WAS ENCOUNTERED IN THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE OF THIS PERIOD, EINSTEIN'S CHOICE OF A RIEMANNIAN SPACE-TIME METRIC AS THE FOUNDATION OF THE THEORY OF GENERAL RELATIVITY TAKES ITS PLACE AS A NATURAL RESPONSE TO THE ELABORATION OF MINKOWSKIAN KINEMATICS. IN THIS ORDER OF IDEAS, BY THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, HENRI POINCARE'S CONVENTIONALIST DOCTRINE APPEARS TO HAVE OBTAINED FEW DISCIPLES AMONG LEADING CONTINENTAL MATHEMATICIANS ; WITH THE ADVENT OF MINKOWSKIAN RELATIVITY, SEVERAL SCIENTISTS FOUND A CONFIRMATION OF THEIR VIEWS ON THE NECESSITY OF AN EMPIRICAL DETERMINATION OF THE GEOMETRY OF SPACE
The sonar ring: obstacle avoidance for an autonomous mobile robot by General Motors Corporation( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Minkowski et la mathématisation de la théorie de la relativité restreinte, 1905-1915 by Scott. A Walter( )

3 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott A. Walter's Ph. D. thesis, University of Paris
Beyond Einstein: Perspectives on Geometry, Gravitation, and Cosmology in the Twentieth Century( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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La correspondance entre Henri Poincaré, les astronomes et les géodésiens
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Walter, Scott A.

Languages
French (17)

English (5)