Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps

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"Einstein's Clocks" is a dramatic account of the quest to synchronize time that culminated in Einstein's revolutionary theory of relativity. As Peter Galison argues, relativity was borne of urgent practical necessity. Clocks and trains, telegraphs an ...Continua
Andyberschauer
Ha scritto il 11/03/09
2/5
"Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps" is, ironically, the most oddly out-of-synch book title I've seen when it comes to reflecting the content of the work. This was a story of establishing commonality of time and measuring longitude. "Poincare's maps"...Continua
huntch
Ha scritto il 04/04/07
Not much Einstein in the content but the book is all the more interesting because it does bring together a lot of less known aspects of pre-relativistic society to convincingly illustrate the ways 19th C technology prepared us for 20th C ways to look...Continua

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