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Relativity (Physics)

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  • 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 Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    ?An astonishing and brilliantly written work of popular science.? ?Science a GoGo ?A brilliant, thrilling book . . . You?ll have so much fun reading that you?ll hardly notice you?re getting a primer on contemporary physics and cosmology.? ?Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life more...

  • The Ontology of Spacetime IIby Dennis Dieks

    Elsevier Science 2008; US$ 210.00

    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 Relativitätstheorieby Albert Einstein

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 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. Die Lektüre setzt etwa Maturitätsbildung und - trotz der Kürze des... 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...

  • Extra Dimensions in Space and Timeby John Terning

    Springer 2009; US$ 109.00

    Covers topics such as Einstein and the Fourth Dimension; Waves in a Fifth Dimension; and String Theory and Branes Experimental Tests of Extra Dimensions. This book offers a discussion on Two-Time Physics. more...

  • Defending Einsteinby Hans Reichenbach; Steven Gimbel; Anke Walz

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    This 2006 text offers an insight into the development of scientific philosophy and the role of the philosopher. more...

  • The End of Timeby Julian Barbour

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 18.99

    Richard Feynman once quipped that "Time is what happens when nothing else does." But Julian Barbour disagrees: if nothing happened, if nothing changed, then time would stop. For time is nothing but change. It is change that we perceive occurring all around us, not time. Put simply, time does not exist. In this highly provocative volume, Barbour... more...

  • Time Travel and Warp Drivesby Allen Everett; Thomas Roman

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    To see video demonstrations of key concepts from the book, please visit this website: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/sites/timewarp.index.html.  Sci-fi makes it look so easy. Receive a distress call from Alpha Centauri? No problem: punch the warp drive and you're there in minutes. Facing a catastrophe that can't be averted? Just pop back... more...