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Autor: Joseph K. Cosgrove
ISBN-13: 9783319726304
Einband: Book
Seiten: 193
Gewicht: 404 g
Format: 216x151x20 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Relativity without Spacetime

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One of the first critical studies on the theory of geometrically merged space and time in Einstein's theory of relativityAnalyzes mathematical representation in physics historicallyApplies Jacob Klein's seminal scholarship on the modern symbolic concept of number to a theory of physics
Chapter Five The Historical Sense-Structure of Modern Algebraic Physics
In 1908, three years after Einstein first published his special theory of relativity, the mathematician Hermann Minkowski introduced his four-dimensional "spacetime" interpretation of the theory. Einstein initially dismissed Minkowski's theory, remarking that "since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity I do not understand it myself anymore." Yet Minkowski's theory soon found wide acceptance among physicists, including eventually Einstein himself, whose conversion to Minkowski's way of thinking was engendered by the realization that he could profitably employ it for the formulation of his new theory of gravity. The validity of Minkowski's mathematical "merging" of space and time has rarely been questioned by either physicists or philosophers since Einstein incorporated it into his theory of gravity. Physicists often employ Minkowski spacetime with little regard to the whether it provides a true account of the physical world as opposed to a useful mathematical tool in the theory of relativity. Philosophers sometimes treat the philosophy of space and time as if it were a mere appendix to Minkowski's theory. In this critical study, Joseph Cosgrove subjects the concept of spacetime to a comprehensive examination and concludes that Einstein's initial assessment of Minkowksi was essentially correct.
Autor: Joseph K. Cosgrove
Joseph K. Cosgrove is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Providence College in Rhode Island, USA.

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Autor: Joseph K. Cosgrove
ISBN-13:: 9783319726304
ISBN: 3319726307
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.06.2018
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 404g
Seiten: 193
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2018
Sonstiges: Buch, 216x151x20 mm, 10 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, Bibliographie