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Einstein Studies

Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories

Herausgeber: Lehmkuhl, Dennis, Schiemann, Gregor, Scholz, Erhard (Eds.)

    • Unique book that covers meta-theories of spacetime theories from both physical and philosophical perspectives
    • Varying levels of technicality appeal to a wide audience.
    • Lays the foundation for continuing insight as more spacetime theories are developed
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Über dieses Buch

This contributed volume is the result of a July 2010 workshop at the University of Wuppertal Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies which brought together world-wide experts from physics, philosophy and history, in order to address a set of questions first posed in the 1950s: How do we compare spacetime theories? How do we judge, objectively, which is the “best” theory? Is there even a unique answer to this question?

The goal of the workshop, and of this book, is to contribute to the development of a meta-theory of spacetime theories. Such a meta-theory would reveal insights about specific spacetime theories by distilling their essential similarities and differences, deliver a framework for a class of theories that could be helpful as a blueprint to build other meta-theories, and provide a higher level viewpoint for judging which theory most accurately describes nature. But rather than drawing a map in broad strokes, the focus is on particularly rich regions in the “space of spacetime theories.”

This work will be of interest to physicists, as well as philosophers and historians of science working with or interested in General Relativity and/or Space, Time and Gravitation more generally.

Inhaltsverzeichnis (11 Kapitel)

  • Introduction: Towards A Theory of Spacetime Theories

    Lehmkuhl, Dennis

    Seiten 1-11

  • Inertial Motion, Explanation, and the Foundations of Classical Spacetime Theories

    Weatherall, James Owen

    Seiten 13-42

  • A Primer on Energy Conditions

    Curiel, Erik

    Seiten 43-104

  • Background Independence, Diffeomorphism Invariance and the Meaning of Coordinates

    Pooley, Oliver

    Seiten 105-143

  • Gauge Theory of Gravity and Spacetime

    Hehl, Friedrich W

    Seiten 145-169

Dieses Buch kaufen

eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3210-8
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  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
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Hardcover 117,69 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3209-2
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories
Herausgeber
  • Dennis Lehmkuhl
  • Gregor Schiemann
  • Erhard Scholz
Titel der Buchreihe
Einstein Studies
Buchreihen Band
13
Copyright
2017
Verlag
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Inhaber
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-3210-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-3210-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3209-2
Buchreihen ISSN
2381-5833
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
VIII, 335
Anzahl der Bilder und Tabellen
7 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen
Themen