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Independent axioms for minkowski space-time

Author: John W Schutz
Publisher: Harlow : Longman, 1997.
Series: Pitman research notes in mathematics series, 373.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The primary aim of this monograph is to clarify the undefined primitive concepts and the axioms which form the basis of Einstein's theory of special relativity. Minkowski space-time is developed from  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Schutz
ISBN: 0582317606 9780582317604
OCLC Number: 38040242
Description: 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Primitive notions and axioms --
3. Temporal order on a path --
4. Collinearity and temporal order --
5. Existence and properties of collinear sets --
6. Paths and optical lines in a collinear set --
7. Theory of parallels --
8. One-dimensional kinematics --
9. Three-dimensional theorems --
10. Standard model of Minkowski space-time --
11. Independence models --
App. 1. Veblen's axioms for an ordered geometry --
App. 2. Alternative axiom systems --
App. 3. Open questions.
Series Title: Pitman research notes in mathematics series, 373.
Responsibility: John W. Schutz.

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