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Space, time, and spacetime : physical and philosophical implications of Minkowski's unification of space and time

Author: Vesselin Petkov
Publisher: Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, ©2010.
Series: Fundamental theories of physics, v. 167.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Vesselin, Petkov.
Space, time, and spacetime.
Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vesselin Petkov
ISBN: 9783642135385 3642135382
OCLC Number: 676701133
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.
Responsibility: Vesselin Petkov.
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