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

Autore: Peter Galison
Editore: London : Sceptre, 2003.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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In May 1905 Albert Einstein published his theory of relativity, changing time forever. This work gives an account of the quest to synchronize time that culminated in Einstein's revolutionary theory  Per saperne di più…

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Persona incaricata: Henri Poincaré; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Henri Poincaré; Henri Poincaré; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Henri Poincaré
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Peter Galison
ISBN: 034079447X 9780340794470 0340794488 9780340794487
Numero OCLC: 53497055
Descrizione: 389 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contenuti: Ch. 1. Synchrony --
Einstein's Times --
A Critical Opalescence --
Order of Argument --
Ch. 2. Coal, Chaos, and Convention --
Coal --
Chaos --
Convention --
Ch. 3. The Electric Worldmap --
Standards of Space and Time --
Times, Trains, and Telegraphs --
Marketing Time --
Measuring Society --
Time into Space --
Battle over Neutrality --
Ch. 4. Poincare's Maps --
Time, Reason, Nation --
Decimalizing Time --
Of Time and Maps --
Mission to Quito --
Etherial Time --
A Triple Conjunction --
Ch. 5. Einstein's Clocks --
Materializing Time --
Theory-Machines --
Patent Truths --
Clocks First --
Radio Eiffel --
Ch. 6. The Place of Time --
Without Mechanics --
Two Modernisms --
Looking Up, Looking Down.
Responsabilità: Peter Galison.

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