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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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Ontology of Spacetime IIby Dennis Dieks

    Elsevier Science 2008; US$ 205.00

    The sixteen papers collected in this volume are expanded and revised versions of talks delivered at the Second International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime, organized by the International Society for the Advanced Study of Spacetime (John Earman, President) at Concordia University (Montreal) from 9 to 11 June 2006. Most chapters are devoted... more...

  • Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie (German Edition)by Albert Einstein

    Springer 2008; US$ 19.99

    ?Das vorliegende Büchlein soll solchen eine möglichst exakte Einsicht in die Relativitätstheorie vermitteln, die sich vom allgemein wissenschaftlichen, philosophischen Standpunkt für die Theorie interessieren, ohne den mathematischen Apparat der theoretischen Physik zu beherrschen. Der Verfasser hat sich die größte Mühe gegeben, die Hauptgedanken möglichst... more...

  • Relativityby Russell Stannard

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics - replacing Newtonian ideas of space and time with bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: a world of slowing clocks and stretched space, black holes and curved space-time. This Very Short Introduction explores and explains the theory in an accessible and understandable way. - ;100... more...

  • The Labyrinth of Timeby Michael Lockwood

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 18.99

    Modern physics has revealed the universe as a much stranger place than we could have imagined. The puzzle at the centre of our knowledge of the universe is time. Michael Lockwood takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the nature of things. He investigates philosophical questions about past, present, and future, our experience of time, and the... more...