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  • Relativity and the Nature of Spacetimeby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 59.95

    Shows that if the world and the physical objects were three-dimensional, none of the kinematic relativistic effects and the experimental evidence supporting them would be possible. The implications of this result for physics, philosophy, and our entire world view are discussed. more...

  • Relativity and the Dimensionality of the Worldby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer 2007; US$ 179.00

    All physicists would agree that one of the most fundamental problems of the 21st century physics is the dimensionality of the world. In the four-dimensional world of Minkowski (or Minkowski spacetime) the most challenging problem is the nature of the temporal dimension. In Minkowski spacetime it is merely one of the four dimensions, which means that... more...

  • Relativity and the Nature of Spacetimeby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer 2009; US$ 79.95

    What is the nature of spacetime? This book develops the answer to this question via a thorough analysis of relativistic effects and explicitly asking whether the objects involved in those effects are three-dimensional or four-dimensional. more...

  • Space, Time, and Spacetimeby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    This volume is dedicated to the centennial anniversary of Minkowski's discovery of spacetime. It contains selected papers by physicists and philosophers on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime. The first six papers, comprising Part I of the book, provide examples of the impact of Minkowski's spacetime representation of special relativity on... more...

  • Minkowski Spacetimeby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer 2010; US$ 189.00

    Celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the 1909 publication of Minkowski 's seminal paper "Space and Time," this volume includes a fresh translation as well as the original in German, and a number of contributed papers on the still-controversial subject. more...

  • Ettore Majoranaby Vesselin Petkov; Tony Sudbery

    Springer 2008; US$ 229.00

    Ettore Majorana had an astounding talent for Physics. His career was cut short in 1938, as he mysteriously disappeared at the age of 32. This book provides fascinating reflections on the life and pioneering work of this exceptional physicist, placing it in the context of the physical discoveries of the following years. more...

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