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Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories

Author: Dennis Lehmkuhl; Gregor Schiemann; Erhard Scholz
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint : Birkhäuser, 2017.
Series: Einstein studies, 13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This contributed volume is the result of a July 2010 workshop at the University of Wuppertal Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies which brought together world-wide experts from physics, philosophy and history, in order to address a set of questions first posed in the 1950s: How do we compare spacetime theories? How do we judge, objectively, which is the "best" theory? Is there even a unique  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Lehmkuhl; Gregor Schiemann; Erhard Scholz
ISBN: 9781493932108 1493932101 9781493932092 1493932098
OCLC Number: 1017975945
Description: 1 online resource (VIII, 335 pages 7 illustrations) : online resource
Contents: Inertial Motion, Explanation, and the Foundations of Classical Spacetime Theories --
A Primer on Energy Conditions --
Background Independence, Diffeomorphism Invariance, and the Meaning of Coordinates --
Gauge Theory of Gravity and Spacetime --
Paving the Way for Transitions --
A Case for Weyl Geometry --
A Model-theoretic Analysis of Spacetime Theories --
The Relativity and Equivalence Principles for Self-gravitating Systems --
The Physical Significance of Symmetries from the Perspective of Conservation Laws --
Raisers of the Lost Spacetime --
Does Time Exist in Quantum Gravity?
Series Title: Einstein studies, 13.
Responsibility: edited by Dennis Lehmkuhl, Gregor Schiemann, Erhard Scholz.

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