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Space, Time, and Spacetime : Physical and Philosophical Implications of Minkowski's Unification of Space and Time ; [The volume contains selected papers by physicists and philosophers, most of which were presented at the Third International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime. The Third International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime (http://www.spacetimesociety.org/conferences/2008/) held at Concordia University, Montreal, on June 13-15, 2008 was dedicated to the centennial anniversary of Minkowski's talk]

Author: Vesselin Petkov
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
Series: Fundamental Theories of Physics, 167
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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This volume is dedicated to the centennial anniversary of Minkowski's discovery of spacetime. It contains selected papers by physicists and philosophers on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime. The first six papers, comprising Part I of the book, provide examples of the impact of Minkowski's spacetime representation of special relativity on the twentieth century physics. Part II also contains six papers which deal  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vesselin Petkov
ISBN: 9783642135378 3642135374 9783642135385 3642135382
OCLC Number: 846020912
Description: Online-Ressource v.: digital
Contents: I.Minkowski's Representation of Special Relativity -- Examples of Its Impact on the Twentieth Century Physics.- The Minkowskian Background of Whitehead's Theory of Gravitation.- The Experimental Verdict on Spacetime from Gravity Probe B.- Rigidity and the Ruler Hypothesis.-Minkowski Space and Quantum Mechanics.- Relativity and Quantum Field Theory.- Ether, the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Physics.- II: Implications of Minkowski's Ideas for the Philosophy of Space and Time.- Minkowski's Proper Time and the Status of the Clock Hypothesis.-Why Spacetime is not a Hidden Cause: A Realist Story.- Structural Explanations in Minkowski Spacetime: Which Account of Models?.-Relativity of Simultaneity and Eternalism: In Defense of the Block Universe.- Minkowski Spacetime and Thermodynamics.-No Presentism in Quantum Gravity.-III. The Impact of Minkowski's Ideas Beyond the Philosophy of Space and Time.- Spacetime, Phenomenology, and the Picture Theory of Language.- The Fate of Mathematical Place: Objectivity and the Theory of Lived-Space from Husserl to Casey.
Series Title: Fundamental Theories of Physics, 167
Responsibility: edited by Vesselin Petkov
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