The Philosophy of Space and Time (Dover Books on Physics)

The Philosophy of Space and Time (Dover Books on Physics)

Hans Reichenbach


With strange intensity and readability, it covers the matter of the rules of geometry, the idea of time, the speculation and outcomes of Einstein's relativity together with: relatives among thought and observations, coordinate definitions, kinfolk among topological and metrical homes of area, the mental challenge of the potential of a visible instinct of non-Euclidean constructions, and plenty of different very important subject matters in glossy technological know-how and philosophy.
While the various publication makes use of arithmetic of a a bit of complicated nature, the exposition is so cautious and whole that almost all humans acquainted with the philosophy of technology or a few intermediate arithmetic will comprehend nearly all of the information and difficulties discussed.
Partial CONTENTS: I. the matter of actual Geometry. common and Differential Forces. Visualization of Geometries. areas with non-Euclidean Topological houses. Geometry as a thought of kin. II. the adaptation among area and Time. Simultaneity. Time Order. Unreal Sequences. in poor health. the matter of a mixed conception of house and Time. building of the Space-Time Metric. Lorentz and Einstein Contractions. Addition Theorem of Velocities. precept of Equivalence. Einstein's suggestion of the issues of Rotation and Gravitation. Gravitation and Geometry. Riemannian areas. The Singular Nature of Time. Spatial Dimensions. fact of area and Time.

Show sample text content

Download sample