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Relativity and the nature of spacetime

Author: Vesselin Petkov
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, ©2005.
Series: Frontiers collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The most important question addressed in this book is "what is the nature (the ontological status) of spacetime?" or, equivalently, "what is the dimensionality of the world at the macroscopic level?" The answer to this question is developed via a thorough analysis of relativistic effects and explicitly asking whether the objects involved in those effects are three-dimensional or four-dimensional. This analysis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Petkov, Vesselin.
Relativity and the nature of spacetime.
Berlin ; New York : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, ©2005
(DLC) 2005924256
(OCoLC)60613239
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vesselin Petkov
ISBN: 9783540277002 3540277005 3540238891 9783540238898
OCLC Number: 209864046
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 293 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: On the impossibility of detecting uniform motion --
Exploring the internal logic of Galileo's principle of relativity --
Relativity in Euclidean space and in spacetime --
Relativity and the dimensionality of the world : spacetime is real --
Quantum mechanics and the nature of spacetime --
The nature of spacetime and validity of scientific theories --
Propagation of light in non-inertial reference frames --
Calculating the electric field of a charge in a non-inertial reference frame --
Inertia as a manifestation of the reality of spacetime --
Classical electromagnetic mass theory and the arguments against it --
Calculation of the self-force.
Series Title: Frontiers collection.
Responsibility: V. Petkov.

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"The most important question addressed in this book is "what is the nature (the ontological status) of spacetime?" or, equivalently, "what is the dimensionality of the world at the macroscopic level?" The answer to this question is developed via a thorough analysis of relativistic effects and explicitly asking whether the objects involved in those effects are three-dimensional or four-dimensional. This analysis clearly shows that if the world and the physical objects were three-dimensional, none of the kinematic relativistic effects and the experimental evidence supporting them would be possible. The implications of this result for physics, philosophy, and our entire world view are discussed."--Jacket.

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