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Relativity (Physics)

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  • Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieksby John Earman

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 109.99

    Explains the technical issues of general relativity theory and discusses how these issues bear upon philosophical problems about the nature of space and time, causality, and laws of nature. This book provides an overview of the technical literature as well as analytical commentary on its philosophical significance. more...

  • The Ontology of Spacetimeby Dennis Dieks

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 175.00

    This book contains selected papers from the First International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime. Its fourteen chapters address two main questions: first, what is the current status of the substantivalism/relationalism debate, and second, what about the prospects of presentism and becoming within present-day physics and its philosophy? The overall... more...

  • 100 Years Of Relativityby Abhay Ashtekar

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 248.00

    Thanks to Einstein's relativity theories, our notions of space and time underwent profound revisions about a 100 years ago. The resulting interplay between geometry and physics has dominated all of fundamental physics since then. This volume contains contributions from leading researchers, worldwide, who have thought deeply about the nature and consequences... more...

  • The Sky at Einstein's Feetby William C. Keel

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 34.95

    The impact of Einstein's relativity is perhaps most dramatic in astronomy. This title explains to general readers the applications of relativity. It explains how deeply relativistic ways of viewing the Universe have informed our interpretations of it, and how many of the amazing discoveries have made sense only as part of Einstein's universe. more...

  • Relativity Demystifiedby David McMahon; Paul Alsing

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 23.00

    Explains Einstein's theory of relativity in layman's terms. This book offers examples that vary in complexity from textbook-like problems to real-world situations from actual research. It also focuses on quick definitions and demonstrations of procedures needed to solve problems. more...

  • Some new theories about time and spaceby Leon Fang; B Paul Gibson; Yi Lin

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2003; US$ 199.00

    This special double issue is concerned with some of the new theories of space and time. We would wish to express our thanks to the Guest Editors, Leon Feng, B. Paul Gibson and Yi Lin for accepting the invitation of the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of this journal to prepare it. The invitation follows the success of workshops and seminars organised... more...

  • The Quantum Structure Of Space And Timeby David Gross; Marc Henneaux; Alexander Sevrin

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 234.00

    Ever since 1911, the Solvay Conferences have shaped modern physics. The 23rd edition, chaired by 2004 Nobel Laureate David Gross, did not break with that tradition. It gathered most of the leading figures working on the central problem of reconciling Einstein’s theory of gravity with quantum mechanics. These proceedings give a broad overview with... more...

  • Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneityby William Lane Craig; Quentin Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Presenting a collection of original essays from a team of international philosophers and physicists, this volume reassesses the contemporary paradigm of the relativistic concept of time. There is no other book like this currently available. 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...

  • Hiding in the Mirrorby Lawrence M. Krauss

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00

    An exploration of mankind's fascination with worlds beyond our own-by the bestselling author of The Physics of Star Trek Lawrence Krauss -an international leader in physics and cosmology-examines our long and ardent romance with parallel universes, veiled dimensions, and regions of being that may extend tantalizingly beyond the limits of our... more...