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Addresses some of the deepest questions in all of physics
Describes how other areas of physics are influenced by the choice of spacetime description
Features substantial contributions that provide overviews for newcomers to the area
This volume is dedicated to the centennial anniversary of Minkowski's discovery of spacetime. It contains selected papers by physicists and philosophers on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime. The first six papers, comprising Part I of the book, provide examples of the impact of Minkowski's spacetime representation of special relativity on the twentieth century physics. Part II also contains six papers which deal with implications of Minkowski's ideas for the philosophy of space and time. The last part is represented by two papers which explore the influence of Minkowski's ideas beyond the philosophy of space and time.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »EFE - Gravity - Minkowski space - Minkowski spacetime - Philosophy of spacetime - Quantum mechanics and relativity - Relativity - Relativity of simultaneity - Special relativity - Special relativity and spacetime - physics