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Relativity in our time : from physics to human relations

Author: Mendel Sachs
Publisher: London ; Washington, D.C. : Taylor & Francis, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A publication concerning the relevance of Einstein's theory of relativity to human relations in contemporary times.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mendel Sachs
ISBN: 0748401172 9780748401178 0748401180 9780748401185
OCLC Number: 28798742
Description: xii, 162 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. A seminal idea --
the principle of relativity --
3. Early observations of things --
4. Toward an abstract view of nature --
5. Einstein's ideas of special relativity --
6. Space --
7. Time --
8. Space-time --
9. The principle of relativity --
from Galileo to Einstein --
10. Violation of 'common sense' notions of distance and simultaneity --
11. On the Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction --
12. Relative time and the twin paradox --
13. Geometry, causality and the light cone in special relativity --
14. Particles of matter in special relativity and E = Mc[superscript 2] --
15. The continuous field concept in relativity --
16. The Mach principle --
17. Experimental confirmations of special relativity and transition to general relativity --
18. The curvature of space-time --
19. Gravitation and crucial tests of general relativity --
20. Faraday's unified field concept --
21. Einstein's unified field concept --
22. The night sky --
23. Cosmology.
Responsibility: Mendel Sachs.
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