Volume 12 2012

Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physics

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ISBN: 978-0-8176-4939-5 (Print) 978-0-8176-4940-1 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. At the Limits of the ClassicalWorldview

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-22

      Theories of Gravitation in the Twilight of Classical Physics

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      Pages 23-37

      The Newtonian Theory of Light Propagation

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      Pages 39-57

      Mach and Einstein, or, Clearing Troubled Waters in the History of Science

  3. Contexts of the Relativity Revolution

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 59-59

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      Pages 61-71

      Tilling the Seedbed of Einstein’s Politics: A Pre-1905 Harbinger?

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      Pages 73-116

      The Early Reception of Einstein’s Relativity among British Philosophers

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      Pages 117-133

      Science and Ideology in Einstein’s Visit to South America in 1925

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      Pages 135-171

      The Reception of Einstein’s Relativity Theories in Literature and the Arts (1920–1950)

  4. The Emergence of the Relativistic Worldview

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173

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      Pages 175-199

      Hilbert’s Axiomatic Method and His “Foundations of Physics”: Reconciling Causality with the Axiom of General Invariance

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      Pages 201-232

      Not Only Because of Theory: Dyson, Eddington, and the Competing Myths of the 1919 Eclipse Expedition

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      Pages 233-245

      Peter Havas (1916–2004)

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      Pages 247-257

      Peter Bergmann and the Invention of Constrained Hamiltonian Dynamics

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      Pages 259-269

      Thoughts About a Conceptual Framework for Relativistic Gravity

  5. A New Worldview in the Making

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271

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      Pages 273-290

      Observational Tests of General Relativity: An Historical Look at Measurements Prior to the Advent of Modern Space-Borne Instruments

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      Pages 291-303

      Primordial Magnetic Fields and Cosmic Microwave Background

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      Pages 305-316

      Singularity Theorems in General Relativity: Achievements and Open Questions

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      Pages 317-331

      The History and Present Status of Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime

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      Pages 333-345

      The Border Between Relativity and Quantum Theory

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      Pages 347-363

      The Issue of the Beginning in Quantum Gravity