Relativity and the Nature of Spacetime

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ISBN: 978-3-642-01952-4 (Print) 978-3-642-01962-3 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

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    Pages 1-9

    Introduction

  3. Part I From Galileo to Minkowski

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 10-11

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      Pages 15-27

      On the Impossibility of Detecting Uniform Motion

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      Pages 29-53

      Exploring the Internal Logic of Galileo’s Principle of Relativity

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      Pages 55-116

      Relativity in Euclidean Space and in Spacetime

  4. Part II On the Nature of Spacetime:

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 118-120

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      Pages 121-152

      Relativity and the Dimensionality of the World: Spacetime Is Real

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      Pages 153-175

      Why Is the Issue of the Nature of Spacetime So Important?

  5. Part III Implications of the Reality of Spacetime for Physics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 178-182

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      Pages 183-220

      Propagation of Light in Non-Inertial Reference Frames

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      Pages 221-236

      Calculating the Electric Field of a Charge in a Non-Inertial Reference Frame

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      Pages 237-264

      Inertia as a Manifestation of the Reality of Spacetime

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      Pages 265-276

      Spacetime and the Nature of Quantum Objects

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      Pages 277-299

      Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C, Appendix D

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 1-16