Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps

Empires of Time

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Clocks and trains, telegraphs and colonial conquest: the challenges of the late nineteenth century were an indispensable real-world background to the enormous theoretical breakthrough of relativity. And two giants at the foundations of modern science
Ha scritto il 11/03/09
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"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"
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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