Book 2014

Springer Handbook of Spacetime

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ISBN: 978-3-642-41991-1 (Print) 978-3-642-41992-8 (Online)

Table of contents (39 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXV

  2. Introduction to Spacetime Structure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-25

      From Æther Theory to Special Relativity

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      Chapter

      Pages 27-38

      The Historical Origins of Spacetime

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      Chapter

      Pages 39-60

      Relativity Today

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      Pages 61-70

      Acceleration and Gravity: Einstein’s Principle of Equivalence

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      Pages 71-89

      The Geometry of Newton’s and Einstein’s Theories

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      Chapter

      Pages 91-113

      Time in Special Relativity

  3. Foundational Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115

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      Pages 117-139

      Rigid Motion and Adapted Frames

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      Chapter

      Pages 141-163

      Physics as Spacetime Geometry

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      Chapter

      Pages 165-184

      Electrodynamics of Radiating Charges in a Gravitational Field

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      Chapter

      Pages 185-196

      The Nature and Origin of Time-Asymmetric Spacetime Structures

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      Chapter

      Pages 197-212

      Teleparallelism: A New Insight into Gravity

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      Chapter

      Pages 213-242

      Gravity and Spacetime: An Emergent Perspective

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      Chapter

      Pages 243-264

      Spacetime and the Passage of Time

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      Chapter

      Pages 265-278

      Unitary Representations of the Inhomogeneous Lorentz Group and Their Significance in Quantum Physics

  4. Spacetime Structure and Mathematics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 279-279

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      Chapter

      Pages 281-301

      Spinors

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      Chapter

      Pages 303-321

      The Initial Value Problem in General Relativity

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      Chapter

      Pages 323-362

      Dynamical and Hamiltonian Formulation of General Relativity

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      Chapter

      Pages 363-380

      Positive Energy Theorems in General Relativity

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      Chapter

      Pages 381-407

      Conserved Charges in Asymptotically (Locally) AdS Spacetimes

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      Chapter

      Pages 409-436

      Spacetime Singularities

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