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Understanding space-time : the philosophical development of physics from Newton to Einstein

Author: Robert Disalle
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge Univ. Press 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. printView all editions and formats
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Presenting the history of space-time physics, from Newton to Einstein, as a philosophical as well as a scientific development, DiSalle shows how philosophical arguments and analyses impacted on these  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Disalle
ISBN: 0521083176 9780521083171 9780521857901 0521857902
OCLC Number: 845404333
Notes: Originally published: 2006
Description: XIII, 173 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Absolute motion and the emergence of classical mechanics; 3. Empiricism and apriorism from Kant to Poincare; 4. The origins of significance of relativity theory; 5. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robert DiSalle

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