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Springer Handbook of Spacetime

Author: Abhay Ashtekar; Vesselin Petkov
Publisher: Berlin ; Dordrecht ; Heidelberg [etc.] : Springer, cop. 2014.
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La 4e de couv. indique : "The Springer Handbook of Spacetime is dedicated to the ground-breaking paradigm shifts embodied in the two relativity theories, and describes in detail the profound reshaping of physical sciences they ushered in. It includes in a single volume chapters on foundations, on the underlying mathematics, on physical and astrophysical implications, experimental evidence and cosmological  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Springer Handbook of Spacetime / Abhay Ashtekar, Vesselin Petkov (Eds.)
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer e-books, 2014
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abhay Ashtekar; Vesselin Petkov
ISBN: 9783642419911 3642419917
OCLC Number: 894030364
Notes: Résumé et Sommaire détaillés disponibles sur le site de l'éditeur [consulté le 2014-11-14].
Description: 1 vol. (XXVI-887 p.) : ill. en noir et en coul., couv. en coul. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface (A. Ashtekar, V. Petkov).- Part A - Introduction to Spacetime Structure.- Chap. 1 From Aether Theory to Special Relativity.- Chap. 2 The Historical Origins of Spacetime.- Chap. 3 Relativity Today.- Chap. 4 Acceleration and Gravity: Einstein's Principle.- Chap. 5 The Geometry of Newton's and Einstein's Theories.- Part B - Foundational Issues.- Chap. 6 Time in Special Relativity.- Chap. 7 Rigid Motion and Adapted Frames.- Chap. 8 Physics as Spacetime Geometry.- Chap. 9 Electrodynamics of Radiating Charges.- Chap. 10 The Nature and Origin of Time-Asymmetric Spacetime Structures.- Chap. 11 Teleparallelism: A new Insight into Gravity.- Chap. 12 Gravity and the Spacetime: An Emergent Perspective.- Chap. 13 Spacetime and the Passage of Time.- Part C - Spacetime Structure and Mathematics.- Chap. 14 Unitary Representations of the Inhomogeneous Lorentz Group and Their Significance in Quantum Physics.- Chap. 15 Spinors.- Chap. 16 The Initial Value Problem in General Relativity.- Chap. 17 Dynamical and Hamiltonian Formulation of General Relativity.- Chap. 18 Positive Energy Theorems in General Relativity.- Chap. 19 Conserved Charges in Asymptotically (Locally) AdS Spacetimes.- Chap. 20 Spacetime Singularities.- Chap. 21 Singularities in Cosmological Spacetimes.- Part D - Confronting Relativity theories with observations.- Chap. 22 The experimental status of Special and General Relativity Chap. 23. Observational Constraints on Local Lorentz Invariance.- Chap. 24 Relativity in GNSS.- Chap. 25 Quasi Local Black Hole Horizons.- Chap. 26 Gravitational Astronomy.- Chap. 27 Probing Dynamical Spacetimes with Gravitational Waves.- Part E - General Relativity and the Universe.- Chap. 28 Einstein's Equation, Cosmology and Astrophysics.- Chap. 29 Viscous Universe Models.- Chap. 30 Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker Cosmology.- Chap. 31 Exact Approach to Inflationary Universe Models.- Chap. 32 Cosmology with the Cosmic Microwave Background.- Part F - Spacetime Beyond Einstein.- Chap. 33 Quantum Gravity.- Chap. 34 Quantum Gravity via Causal Dynamical Triangulations.- Chap. 35 String Theory and Primordial Cosmology.- Chap. 36 Quantum Spacetime.- Chap. 37 Gravity, Geometry and the Quantum.- Chap. 38 Spin Foams.- Chap. 39 Loop Quantum Cosmology.- Acknowledgements.- About the Authors.- Subject Index.
Responsibility: Abhay Ashtekar, Vesselin Petkov (Eds.).


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