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The Resource 100 years of relativity : space-time structure : Einstein and beyond, editor, Abhay Ashtekar

100 years of relativity : space-time structure : Einstein and beyond, editor, Abhay Ashtekar

Label
100 years of relativity : space-time structure : Einstein and beyond
Title
100 years of relativity
Title remainder
space-time structure : Einstein and beyond
Statement of responsibility
editor, Abhay Ashtekar
Title variation
  • One hundred years of relativity
  • Hundred years of relativity
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Thanks to Einstein's relativity theories, our notions of space and time underwent profound revisions about a 100 years ago. The resulting interplay between geometry and physics has dominated all of fundamental physics since then. This volume contains contributions from leading researchers, worldwide, who have thought deeply about the nature and consequences of this interplay. The articles take a long-range view of the subject and distill the most important advances in broad terms, making them easily accessible to non-specialists. The first part is devoted to a summary of how relativity theories were born (J Stachel). The second part discusses the most dramatic ramifications of general relativity, such as black holes (P Chrusciel and R Price), space-time singularities (H Nicolai and A Rendall), gravitational waves (P Laguna and P Saulson), the large scale structure of the cosmos (T Padmanabhan); experimental status of this theory (C Will) as well as its practical application to the GPS system (N Ashby). The last part looks beyond Einstein and provides glimpses into what is in store for us in the 21st century. Contributions here include summaries of radical changes in the notions of space and time that are emerging from quantum field theory in curved space-times (Ford), string theory (T Banks), loop quantum gravity (A Ashtekar), quantum cosmology (M Bojowald), discrete approaches (Dowker, Gambini and Pullin) and twistor theory (R Penrose)"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
Nz
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.58
LC item number
.A18 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Ashtekar, Abhay
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  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Space and time
  • SCIENCE
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Space and time
  • Relatividade (física)
Label
100 years of relativity : space-time structure : Einstein and beyond, editor, Abhay Ashtekar
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The physical basis of black hole astrophysics
  • R.H. Price
  • Probing space-time through numerical simulations
  • P. Laguna
  • Understanding our universe : current status and open issues
  • T. Padmanabhan
  • Was Einstein right? : testing relativity at the centenary
  • C.M. Will
  • Receiving gravitational waves
  • P.R. Saulson
  • Development of the concepts of space, time and space-time from Newton to Einstein
  • Relativity in the global positioning system
  • N. Ashby
  • Spacetime in semiclassical gravity
  • L.H. Ford
  • Space time in string theory
  • T. Banks
  • Quantum geometry and its ramifications
  • A. Ashtekar
  • Loop quantum cosmology
  • M. Bojowald
  • J. Stachel
  • Consistent discrete space-time
  • R. Gambini, J. Pullin
  • Causal sets and the deep structure of spacetime
  • F. Dowker
  • The twistor approach to space-time structures
  • R. Penrose
  • Gravitational billiards, dualities and hidden symmetries
  • H. Nicolai
  • The nature of spacetime singularities
  • A.D. Rendall
  • Black holes : an introduction
  • P.T. Chruściel
Control code
228168227
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 510 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812700988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl296050
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228168227
Label
100 years of relativity : space-time structure : Einstein and beyond, editor, Abhay Ashtekar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The physical basis of black hole astrophysics
  • R.H. Price
  • Probing space-time through numerical simulations
  • P. Laguna
  • Understanding our universe : current status and open issues
  • T. Padmanabhan
  • Was Einstein right? : testing relativity at the centenary
  • C.M. Will
  • Receiving gravitational waves
  • P.R. Saulson
  • Development of the concepts of space, time and space-time from Newton to Einstein
  • Relativity in the global positioning system
  • N. Ashby
  • Spacetime in semiclassical gravity
  • L.H. Ford
  • Space time in string theory
  • T. Banks
  • Quantum geometry and its ramifications
  • A. Ashtekar
  • Loop quantum cosmology
  • M. Bojowald
  • J. Stachel
  • Consistent discrete space-time
  • R. Gambini, J. Pullin
  • Causal sets and the deep structure of spacetime
  • F. Dowker
  • The twistor approach to space-time structures
  • R. Penrose
  • Gravitational billiards, dualities and hidden symmetries
  • H. Nicolai
  • The nature of spacetime singularities
  • A.D. Rendall
  • Black holes : an introduction
  • P.T. Chruściel
Control code
228168227
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 510 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812700988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl296050
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228168227

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