Space, Time, Matter
Courier Corporation, 26.04.2013 - 368 Seiten
"The standard treatise on the general theory of relativity." — Nature
"Whatever the future may bring, Professor Weyl's book will remain a classic of physics." — British Journal for Philosophy and Science
Reflecting the revolution in scientific and philosophic thought which accompanied the Einstein relativity theories, Dr. Weyl has probed deeply into the notions of space, time, and matter. A rigorous examination of the state of our knowledge of the world following these developments is undertaken with this guiding principle: that although further scientific thought may take us far beyond our present conception of the world, we may never again return to the previous narrow and restricted scheme.
Although a degree of mathematical sophistication is presupposed, Dr. Weyl develops all the tensor calculus necessary to his exposition. He then proceeds to an analysis of the concept of Euclidean space and the spatial conceptions of Riemann. From this the nature of the amalgamation of space and time is derived. This leads to an exposition and examination of Einstein's general theory of relativity and the concomitant theory of gravitation. A detailed investigation follows devoted to gravitational waves, a rigorous solution of the problem of one body, laws of conservation, and the energy of gravitation. Dr. Weyl's introduction of the concept of tensor-density as a magnitude of quantity (contrasted with tensors which are considered to be magnitudes of intensity) is a major step toward a clearer understanding of the relationships among space, time, and matter.
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Relativistic Geometry Kinematics and Optics
Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies
Relativity of Motion Metrical Field and Gravitation
Stationary Gravitational Field Relationship with Experience
Rigorous Solution of the Problem of One Body
Further Rigorous Solutions of the Statical Problem of Gravitation
Note on NonEuclidean Geometry 11 Riemanns Geometry
Riemanns Geometry continued Dynamical View of Metrics 13 Tensors and Tensordensities in an Arbitrary Manifold 14 Affinely Connected Manifo...
Curvature 16 Metrical Space 17 Remarks on the Special Case of Riemanns Space 18 Space Metrics from the Point of View of the Theory of Groups
RELATIVITY OF SPACE AND TIME
Galileis and Newtons Principle of Relativity
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