The Philosophy Of Space And Time

Author: Hans Reichenbach
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486138039
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A clear, penetrating exposition of developments in physical science and mathematics brought about by non-Euclidean geometries, including in-depth coverage of the foundations of geometry, theory of time, other topics.

Space Time Matter

Author: Hermann Weyl
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318424
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Excellent introduction probes deeply into Euclidean space, Riemann's space, Einstein's general relativity, gravitational waves and energy, and laws of conservation. "A classic of physics." — British Journal for Philosophy and Science.

The Direction Of Time

Author: Hans Reichenbach
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486137254
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Distinguished physicist examines emotive significance of time, time order of mechanics, time direction of thermodynamics and microstatistics, time direction of macrostatistics, time of quantum physics, more. 1971 edition.

Philosophy Of Physics

Author: Tim Maudlin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691143095
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Introduces non-physicists to core philosophical issues surrounding the nature & structure of space & time, & is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory. Provides a broad historical overview, from Aristotle to Einstein, & covers the Twins Paradox, Galilean relativity, time travel, & more.

Concepts Of Space

Author: Max Jammer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486271194
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Historical surveys of the concept of space considers Judeo-Christian ideas about space, Newton's concept of absolute space, space from 18th century to the present. Numerous original quotations and bibliographical references. "Admirably compact and swiftly paced style." — Philosophy of Science. Foreword by Albert Einstein.

Einstein S Theory Of Relativity

Author: Max Born
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486607696
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A Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains the historical background and scientific principles of Einstein's famous theory

Causality And Time From Relativity To Quantum Physics

Author: Marino Dobrowolny
Publisher: Youcanprint
ISBN: 9788892649293
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This book provides a description of the evolution of the concepts of causality and time through modern physics considering first relativity theories and them quantum mechanics. Relativity, at least in the form given by Einstein, denies reality of past, present and future and does not indicate a time direction. On the other hand a time direction is indicated by all the phenomena we observe including our own existence. Quantum mechanics seems to indicate a different story. It is argued that, because of its non deterministic character, it is capable to indicate an objective time direction. This occurs through the phenomena of wave function collapse and entanglement which are discussed at length.