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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Space, time, and spacetime.
Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, ©2010
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (xii, 314 pages) : illustrations.|
|Contents:||Space, Time, and Spacetime; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Part 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; Part II Implications of Minkowski's Ideas for the Philosophy of Space and Time.
|Series Title:||Fundamental theories of physics, v. 167.|
From the reviews: "This book has a valuable resource for anyone looking to learn about the philosophical issues surrounding space and time. In fact, this is the book that is usually read for classes