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General Relativity and the Einstein Equations

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230723
eISBN:
9780191710872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230723.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

General Relativity has passed all experimental and observational tests to model the motion of isolated bodies with strong gravitational fields, though the mathematical and numerical study of these ... More


Time, Tense, and Causation

Michael Tooley

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250746
eISBN:
9780191598623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250746.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Defends a dynamic, or tensed, conception of time, according to which the past and the present are real while the future is not. This conception differs from traditional tensed views, according to ... More


Paul Samuelson's Amazing Intergenerational Transfer

Laurence J. Kotlikoff

in Samuelsonian Economics and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199298839
eISBN:
9780191711480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298839.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter presents an overlapping generation model in which the government plays a role of redistribution over the different generations by taking from the young and redistributing to the old. ... More


The Road to Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's "The Foundation of General Relativity", Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein's Masterpiece

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175812
eISBN:
9781400865765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175812.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This richly annotated facsimile edition of “The Foundation of General Relativity” introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein's theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable ... More


Superluminal Motion and Superluminal Causation

Hud Hudson

in The Metaphysics of Hyperspace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199282579
eISBN:
9780191712463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282579.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter shows that once one adopts certain principles of composition and decomposition, a popular view of persistence, and a highly-intuitive sufficient condition for motion, one can show that ... More


Space and Geometry

Ian Hinckfuss

in The Existence of Space and Time

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245193
eISBN:
9780191680854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245193.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter first reports the geometrical properties of space. One of the assumptions of Newtonian dynamics is that space is Euclidean; that is, space satisfies the axioms, and hence the theorems, ... More


The Three Relativities

Alvaro De Rújula

in Enjoy Our Universe: You Have No Other Choice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198817802
eISBN:
9780191859366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817802.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Galileo’s and Einstein’s Special and General Relativity are introduced. So is the equivalence principle between gravity and acceleration, the basic assumption of general relativity. A first encounter ... More


The Philosophical Conception of an Independent Reality

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Analyses the possibility of objective knowledge of an independent reality, characterised by its independence from knowledge and belief, through a process of testing the correspondence of beliefs to ... More


Discomforts and Distortions of Metaphysical Theory

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses the failure of the metaphysical unmasking project, referring to the difference between knowledge of and perception of colour. Argues that the relativity of perception of colour is not ... More


The Special Theory of Relativity and the Unreality of the Future

Michael Tooley

in Time, Tense, and Causation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250746
eISBN:
9780191598623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250746.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to the Special Theory of Relativity, there is no such thing as absolute simultaneity, contrary to the view defended in the book. However, this chapter demonstrates that the Special Theory ... More


Introduction: Rejecting Gesture Politics

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by giving examples of the hostility shown by many literary critics to the whole genre of science fiction. Several reasons for this are discussed, and the test case proposed is the ... More


Introduction: … And Not Fudging the Issue!

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Following on from the preceding chapter, the question of the relativity of cultural values is seen as animating much of the work of the author Jack Vance. The Prime Directive of the Star Trek series ... More


The Word is a World: (La Parole Est Un Monde)

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter critically appraises flimsy and impressionistic accounts of linguistic relativity. It gives examples from French and English of authors who celebrate linguistic diversity, but who often ... More


Shape Dynamics: Relativity and Relationalism

Flavio Mercati

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789475
eISBN:
9780191831294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789475.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Shape Dynamics is a new theory of gravity that is based on fewer and more fundamental first principles than General Relativity. The most important feature of this theory is the replacement of ... More


Finding Hope: Listening to Welty’s Words in “Lily Daw and the Three Ladies”

Sharon Deykin Baris

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay leads today’s student to heed Welty’s response to financial and social crises in the mid-1930s. Two expressions, “Hope Chest” and “Fiji,” accompany our first view of Lily. A student now ... More


A derivation of Shape Dynamics

Flavio Mercati

in Shape Dynamics: Relativity and Relationalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789475
eISBN:
9780191831294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789475.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

By applying the principles of relational field theory to the gravitational field, and using 3D diffeomorphism invariance as our symmetry principle for best matching, it is feasible to reduce the ... More


Introduction

John C. H. Spence

in Lightspeed: The Ghostly Aether and the Race to Measure the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198841968
eISBN:
9780191878084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841968.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, History of Physics

This book tells the human story of one of mankind’s greatest intellectual adventures - how we understood that light travels at a finite speed, so that when we look up at the stars we are looking back ... More


Physics as an Art Form

Alvaro De Rújula

in Enjoy Our Universe: You Have No Other Choice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198817802
eISBN:
9780191859366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817802.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Beauty and simplicity, a scientist’s view. A first encounter with Einstein’s equations of General Relativity, space-time, and Gravity. Ockham’s Razor. Why the Universe is the way it is: The origin of ... More


Science as a Sport

Alvaro De Rújula

in Enjoy Our Universe: You Have No Other Choice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198817802
eISBN:
9780191859366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817802.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The question of precedence: who was the first to discover something?  Columbus? Four of the great discoveries by Einstein. His lengthy “game against Nature” in understanding general relativity (he ... More


Can One Theory Be “Derived” from Another?

Massimiliano Di Ventra

in The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825623
eISBN:
9780191864605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825623.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter makes the point that theories built on different hypotheses are fundamentally different; hence, they cannot truly be considered as limiting cases of one another.


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