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Special relativity : will it survive the next 101 years?

Author: Jürgen Ehlers
Publisher: Berlin [u.a.] : Springer, 2006.
Series: Lecture Notes in Physics, 702.
Edition/Format:   Kit   Visual material : English
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After about a century of success, physicists feel the need to probe the limits of validity of special-relativity base theories. The authors gather in a single volume an extensive collection of  Read more...

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Material Type: Kit
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Ehlers
ISBN: 3540345221 9783540345220
OCLC Number: 633592503
Description: XVI, 531 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Contents: Historical and Philosophical Aspects.- Isotropy of Inertia: A Sensitive Early Experimental Test.- The Challenge of Practice: Einstein, Technological Development and Conceptual Innovation.- Foundation and Formalism.- Foundations of Special Relativity Theory.- Algebraic and Geometric Structures in Special Relativity.- Quantum Theory in Accelerated Frames of Reference.- Vacuum Fluctuations, Geometric Modular Action and Relativistic Quantum Information Theory.- Spacetime Metric from Local and Linear Electrodynamics: A New Axiomatic Scheme.- Violations of Lorentz Invariance?.- Overview of the Standard Model Extension: Implications and Phenomenology of Lorentz Violation.- Anything Beyond Special Relativity?.- Doubly Special Relativity as a Limit of Gravity.- Corrections to Flat-Space Particle Dynamics Arising from Space Granularity.- Experimental Search.- Test Theories for Lorentz Invariance.- Test of Lorentz Invariance Using a Continuously Rotating Optical Resonator.- A Precision Test of the Isotropy of the Speed of Light Using Rotating Cryogenic Optical Cavities.- Rotating Resonator-Oscillator Experiments to Test Lorentz Invariance in Electrodynamics.- Recent Experimental Tests of Special Relativity.- Experimental Test of Time Dilation by Laser Spectroscopy on Fast Ion Beams.- Tests of Lorentz Symmetry in the Spin-Coupling Sector.- Do Evanescent Modes Violate Relativistic Causality?.
Series Title: Lecture Notes in Physics, 702.
Responsibility: Jürgen Ehlers ... (eds.).
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