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The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890-1930

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With the development of the theory of relativity by Albert Einstein, physics underwent a revolution at the end of the 19th century. The boundaries of research were extended still further when in 1907-8 Minkowski applied geometrical ideas to this area of physics. This in turn opened the door to other researchers seeking to use non-Euclidean geometrical methods in relativity, and many notable mathematicians did so, Weyl in particular linking these ideas with broader philosophical issues in mathematics. The Symbolic Universe gives an overview of this exciting era, giving a full account for the first time of Minkowski's geometric reformulation of the theory of special relativity.

Condition: Minor wear to dustjacket, otherwise as new.

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Gray, Jeremy J. (ed.)
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
4to
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198500882
ISBN-13:
9780198500889
Number of pages:
289
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890-1930

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With the development of the theory of relativity by Albert Einstein, physics underwent a revolution at the end of the 19th century. The boundaries of research were extended still further when in 1907-8 Minkowski applied geometrical ideas to this area of physics. This in turn opened the door to other researchers seeking to use non-Euclidean geometrical methods in relativity, and many notable mathematicians did so, Weyl in particular linking these ideas with broader philosophical issues in mathematics. The Symbolic Universe gives an overview of this exciting era, giving a full account for the first time of Minkowski's geometric reformulation of the theory of special relativity.

Condition: Minor wear to dustjacket, otherwise as new.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Gray, Jeremy J. (ed.)
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
4to
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198500882
ISBN-13:
9780198500889
Number of pages:
289
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890-1930

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