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Einstein's clocks and Poincaré's maps : empires of time

Author: Peter Galison
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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At the beginning of the 20th century, just as industry and government were anticipating the immanent coordination of time around the globe, says Galison (history of science and of physics, Harvard U.), the notion of time and the ability to coordinate two clocks at a distance, were being demolished in the nexus of physics, technology, and philosophy.
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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Henri Poincaré; Albert Einstein; Henri Poincaré; Albert Einstein; Henri Poincaré
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Galison
ISBN: 0393020010 9780393020014
OCLC Number: 51177432
Description: 389 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Synchrony --
Coal and chaos --
The electric worldmap --
Poincaré's maps --
Einstein's clocks --
The place of time.
Responsibility: by Peter Galison.
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At the beginning of the 20th century, just as industry and government were anticipating the immanent coordination of time around the globe, says Galison (history of science and of physics, Harvard U.), the notion of time and the ability to coordinate two clocks at a distance, were being demolished in the nexus of physics, technology, and philosophy.

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