Minkowski Spacetime: A Hundred Years Later

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ISBN: 978-90-481-3474-8 (Print) 978-90-481-3475-5 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xlii

  2. The Impact of Minkowski Spacetime on the Twentieth Century Physics from a Historical Perspective

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-41

      Hermann Minkowski, Relativity and the Axiomatic Approach to Physics

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      Pages 43-61

      Minkowski’s Modern World

  3. Implications of Minkowski Spacetime for Theoretical Physics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 64-64

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      Pages 65-82

      Hermann Minkowski and Special Relativity

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      Pages 83-132

      The Rich Structure of Minkowski Space

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      Pages 133-148

      Minkowski Space-Time and Quantum Mechanics

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      Pages 149-161

      Modern Space-Time and Undecidability

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      Pages 163-196

      Quantum Space-Times

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      Pages 197-222

      Space-Time Extensions in Quantum Gravity

  4. Conceptual and Philosophical Issues of Minkowski Spacetime

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 224-224

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      Pages 225-245

      The Adolescence of Relativity: Einstein, Minkowski, and the Philosophy of Space and Time

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      Pages 247-257

      Hermann Minkowski: From Geometry of Numbers to Physical Geometry

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      Pages 259-283

      The Mystical Formula and The Mystery of Khronos

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      Pages 285-306

      Physical Laws and Worldlines in Minkowski Spacetime

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      Pages 307-317

      Time as an Illusion

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      Pages 319-326

      Consequences of Minkowski’s Unification of Space and Time for a Philosophy of Nature