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Physical relativity : space-time structure from a dynamical perspective

Author: Harvey R Brown
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Einstein had doubts, increasing with time, about the way he formulated his special theory of relativity in 1905. Offering a critical examination of Einstein's thinking, this book examines the grounds  Read more...

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Named Person: Albert Einstein; H A Lorentz; Albert Einstein; H A Lorentz; Albert Einstein; H A Lorentz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey R Brown
ISBN: 0199275831 9780199275830
OCLC Number: 61262431
Awards: Winner of Joint winner of the Lakatos Award 2006.
Description: xiii, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Overview --
The physics of coordinate transformations --
The relativity principle and the fable of Albert Keinstein --
The trailblazers --
Einstein's principle-theory approach --
Variations on the Einstein theme --
Unconventional voices on special relativity --
What is special relativity --
The view from general relativity.
Responsibility: Harvey R. Brown.
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Harvey Brown thinks that most philsophers are confused about relativity. Most centrally, he thinks they're confused about the relativistic effects of length contraction and time dilation. In this Read more...

 
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