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Einstein Studies

Beyond Einstein

Perspectives on Geometry, Gravitation, and Cosmology in the Twentieth Century

Editors: Rowe, David, Sauer, Tilman, Walter, Scott (Eds.)

  • Presents work by leading experts in Einstein studies along with eminent physicists and mathematicians 
  • Explores recent developments and applications in the general theory of relativity in their historical context
  • Compares the benefits and costs of twentieth-century theories that rivaled general relativity 
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This volume explores the interplay between mathematical and physical research and the interactions of twentieth-century scientists within their academic communities. Beginning with Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the authors investigate a series of dramatic discoveries and rival theories in physics that influenced the development of modern differential geometry. Other sections recount the numerous methods, like the resurgence of Weyl geometry, used by geometers to solve the problems revealed by those same innovations in space-time physics. The effect of general relativity on astronomy is also addressed, namely how astronomers worked through new theories like inflationary cosmology and Phoenix models.

By including recent historical research and coupling this work with many disciplines’ unique perspectives, this text provides a rich picture of general relativity and cosmology over the course of the twentieth century. The increased study on the documentation of Einstein’s early scientific work has clarified the history of science for that time and profoundly altered the way scientists view their own work, as this interdisciplinary volume demonstrates.


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Figures of Light in the Early History of Relativity (1905–1914)

    Walter, Scott A.

    Pages 3-50

  • The Behaviour of Rods and Clocks in General Relativity and the Meaning of the Metric Field

    Brown, Harvey R.

    Pages 51-66

  • Hilbert on General Covariance and Causality

    Brading, Katherine (et al.)

    Pages 67-77

  • Putting General Relativity to the Test: Twentieth-Century Highlights and Twenty-First-Century Prospects

    Will, Clifford M.

    Pages 81-96

  • Rotating Hollow and Full Spheres: Einstein, Thirring, Lense, and Beyond

    Pfister, Herbert

    Pages 97-110

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-7706-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Einstein
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on Geometry, Gravitation, and Cosmology in the Twentieth Century
Editors
  • David Rowe
  • Tilman Sauer
  • Scott Walter
Series Title
Einstein Studies
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-7708-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-7708-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-7706-2
Series ISSN
2381-5833
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 492
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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