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Space, time and Einstein : an introduction, J.B. Kennedy

Label
Space, time and Einstein : an introduction
Title
Space, time and Einstein
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
J.B. Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a threefold invitation to the philosophy of space and time. It introduces - gently and simply - the new, revolutionary ideas of Einstein. It introduces the concepts and arguments of philosophers, both ancient and modern, which have proved of lasting value. Finally, it introduces the most recent discoveries and debates raging now, in philosophy and physics, and points out how future developments may unfold"--P. ix
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, J. B.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.59.S65
LC item number
K46 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space and time
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein, Albert
Label
Space, time and Einstein : an introduction, J.B. Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface and acknowledgements
  • Pt. I.
  • Einstein's revolution.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • From Aristotle to Hiroshima.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Einstein in a nutshell.
  • p. 7
  • 3.
  • twin paradox.
  • p. 31
  • 4.
  • How to build an atomic bomb.
  • p. 40
  • 5.
  • four-dimensional universe.
  • p. 50
  • 6.
  • Time travel is possible.
  • p. 66
  • 7.
  • Can the mind understand the world?.
  • p. 71
  • Pt. II.
  • Philosophical progress.
  • p. 75
  • 8.
  • Who invented space?.
  • p. 77
  • 9.
  • Zeno's paradoxes: is motion impossible?.
  • p. 92
  • 10.
  • Philosophers at war: Newton vs. Leibniz.
  • p. 104
  • 11.
  • philosophy of left and right.
  • p. 126
  • 12.
  • unreality of time.
  • p. 133
  • 13.
  • General relativity: is space curved?.
  • p. 139
  • 14.
  • fall of geometry: is mathematics certain?.
  • p. 149
  • 15.
  • resurrection of absolutes.
  • p. 159
  • 16.
  • resilience of space.
  • p. 172
  • Pt. III.
  • Frontiers.
  • p. 175
  • 17.
  • Faster than light: was Einstein wrong?.
  • p. 177
  • 18.
  • Big Bang: how did the universe begin?.
  • p. 185
  • 19.
  • Black holes: trapdoors to nowhere.
  • p. 188
  • 20.
  • Why haven't aliens come visiting?.
  • p. 193
  • 21.
  • inflationary and accelerating universe.
  • p. 197
  • 22.
  • Should we believe the physicists?.
  • p. 202
  • App. A.
  • Spacetime diagrams.
  • p. 207
  • App. B.
  • Symmetry and Lorentz's minority interpretation.
  • p. 222
  • App. C.
  • Simple formulas for special relativity.
  • p. 225
  • App. D: Websites.
  • p. 227
  • App. E: Guide to further reading.
  • p. 229
  • Index.
  • p. 239
Control code
07UkOxUb15518246
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 244 p.
Isbn
9781902683676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Space, time and Einstein : an introduction, J.B. Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface and acknowledgements
  • Pt. I.
  • Einstein's revolution.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • From Aristotle to Hiroshima.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Einstein in a nutshell.
  • p. 7
  • 3.
  • twin paradox.
  • p. 31
  • 4.
  • How to build an atomic bomb.
  • p. 40
  • 5.
  • four-dimensional universe.
  • p. 50
  • 6.
  • Time travel is possible.
  • p. 66
  • 7.
  • Can the mind understand the world?.
  • p. 71
  • Pt. II.
  • Philosophical progress.
  • p. 75
  • 8.
  • Who invented space?.
  • p. 77
  • 9.
  • Zeno's paradoxes: is motion impossible?.
  • p. 92
  • 10.
  • Philosophers at war: Newton vs. Leibniz.
  • p. 104
  • 11.
  • philosophy of left and right.
  • p. 126
  • 12.
  • unreality of time.
  • p. 133
  • 13.
  • General relativity: is space curved?.
  • p. 139
  • 14.
  • fall of geometry: is mathematics certain?.
  • p. 149
  • 15.
  • resurrection of absolutes.
  • p. 159
  • 16.
  • resilience of space.
  • p. 172
  • Pt. III.
  • Frontiers.
  • p. 175
  • 17.
  • Faster than light: was Einstein wrong?.
  • p. 177
  • 18.
  • Big Bang: how did the universe begin?.
  • p. 185
  • 19.
  • Black holes: trapdoors to nowhere.
  • p. 188
  • 20.
  • Why haven't aliens come visiting?.
  • p. 193
  • 21.
  • inflationary and accelerating universe.
  • p. 197
  • 22.
  • Should we believe the physicists?.
  • p. 202
  • App. A.
  • Spacetime diagrams.
  • p. 207
  • App. B.
  • Symmetry and Lorentz's minority interpretation.
  • p. 222
  • App. C.
  • Simple formulas for special relativity.
  • p. 225
  • App. D: Websites.
  • p. 227
  • App. E: Guide to further reading.
  • p. 229
  • Index.
  • p. 239
Control code
07UkOxUb15518246
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 244 p.
Isbn
9781902683676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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