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  • Relativity and the Nature of Spacetimeby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 59.95

    Puts the emphasis on conceptual questions: Why is there no such thing as absolute motion? What is the physical meaning of relativity of simultaneity? But, the most important question that is addressed in this book is "what is the nature of spacetime?" or, equivalently, "what is the dimensionality of the world at the macroscopic level?"   ... more...

  • Relativity and the Dimensionality of the Worldby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer Netherlands 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 Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 79.95

    This book develops a thorough analysis of relativistic effects to address the question of what is the nature (the ontological status) of spacetime. In this new edition, arguments are strengthened, and new developments in the field are presented and integrated. more...

  • Space, Time, and Spacetimeby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 189.00

    Dedicated to the centennial anniversary of Minkowski's discovery of spacetime, this volume contains papers, most presented at the Third International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime, that address some of the deepest questions in physics. more...

  • Springer Handbook of Spacetimeby Abhay Ashtekar; Vesselin Petkov

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 499.00

    This new Springer handbook has authoritative, detailed chapters addressing the physics, mathematics, experimental evidence, and cosmological implications of the profound idea that gravity is not a force but is caused by the curvature of space-time. more...

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