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The Resource Einstein and the changing worldviews of physics, edited by Christoph Lehner, Jürgen Renn, and Matthias Schemmel

Einstein and the changing worldviews of physics, edited by Christoph Lehner, Jürgen Renn, and Matthias Schemmel

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Einstein and the changing worldviews of physics
Title
Einstein and the changing worldviews of physics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christoph Lehner, Jürgen Renn, and Matthias Schemmel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume reviews conceptual conflicts at the foundations of physics now and in the past century.¡ The focus is on the conditions and consequences of Einstein's pathbreaking achievements that sealed the decline of the classical notions of space, time, radiation, and matter, and resulted in the theory of relativity.¡ Particular attention is paid to the implications of conceptual conflicts for scientific views of the world at large, thus providing the basis for a comparison of the demise of the mechanical worldview at the turn of the 20th century with the challenges presented by cosmology at the turn of the 21st century. Throughout the work, Einstein's contributions are not seen in isolation but instead set into the wider intellectual context of dealing with the problem of gravitation in the twilight of classical physics; the investigation of the historical development is carried out with a number of epistemological questions in mind, concerning, in particular, the transformation process of knowledge associated with the changing worldviews of physics. Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physics is divided into four main parts: * Part I: At the Limits of the Classical Worldview; * Part II: Contexts of the Relativity Revolution; * Part III: The Emergence of the Relativistic Worldview; * Part IV: A New Worldview in the Making. The contributions explore various aspects of the emerging relativistic views in modern physics by giving an historical, philosophical, and mathematical account of Einstein's work, as well as the work of other distinguished physicists in the field.¡ Taken as a whole, the book is focused on the interplay between mathematical concepts and physical ideas throughout history by studying today's scientific world and how it continues to redefine physics in the 21st century. Contributors: A. Ashtekar, E. Battaner, J.E. Beckman, K.A. Brading, T. Dray, J. Eisenstaedt, E. Florido, H.F. Goenner, D. Kennefick, J. Renn, T.A.¡Ryckman, D.C. Salisbury, J.M. Sánchez-Ron, M. Schemmel, R. Schulmann, B.F. Schutz, J.M.M. Senovilla, A.T. Tolmasquim, R.M. Wald, G. Wolters
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC173.6
LC item number
.E46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
Online Book
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lehner, Christoph
  • Renn, Jürgen
  • Schemmel, Matthias
Series statement
Einstein studies
Series volume
v. 12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Physics
  • Einstein, Albert
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • General relativity (Physics)
Label
Einstein and the changing worldviews of physics, edited by Christoph Lehner, Jürgen Renn, and Matthias Schemmel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. At the limits of the classical worldview -- pt. 2. Contexts of the relativity revolution -- pt. 3. The emergence of the relativistic worldivew -- pt. 4. A new worldview in the making
Control code
768244155
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 361 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780817649401
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-8176-4940-1
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illustrations (some color).
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768244155
Label
Einstein and the changing worldviews of physics, edited by Christoph Lehner, Jürgen Renn, and Matthias Schemmel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
pt. 1. At the limits of the classical worldview -- pt. 2. Contexts of the relativity revolution -- pt. 3. The emergence of the relativistic worldivew -- pt. 4. A new worldview in the making
Control code
768244155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 361 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817649401
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-8176-4940-1
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768244155

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