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Time, Energy, Relativity, and Cosmology

  • I. E. Segal

Abstract

One of Einstein’s major messages is that nothing is necessarily a priori; even the most unlikely subjects can be discussed and analyzed, sometimes with revolutionary conclusions. Most notably, he showed that space, time, and of course gravitation, were not at all a priori. Mathematical progress -- at a sophisticated ideational level, rather than at an elementary or classical problem-solving level -- provided the tools for a cogent physical analysis having striking observational consequences, explaining existing anomalies and making predictions which have been precisely confirmed.

Keywords

Cosmic Background Radiation Minkowski Space Causal Structure Closed Convex Cone Local Clock 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. E. Segal
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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