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Beyond Geometry Classic Papers from Riemann to Einstein

ISBN-10: 0486453502
ISBN-13: 9780486453507
Edition: 2007
Authors: Peter Pesic
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Description: Eight essays trace seminal ideas about the foundations of geometry that led to the development of Einstein's general theory of relativity. This is the only English-language collection of these important papers, some of which are extremely hard to  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Eight essays trace seminal ideas about the foundations of geometry that led to the development of Einstein's general theory of relativity. This is the only English-language collection of these important papers, some of which are extremely hard to find. Contributors include Helmholtz, Klein, Clifford, Poincare, and Cartan.

Peter Pesic is Tutor and Musician-in-Residence at St. John's College, Santa Fe. He is the author of Labyrinth: A Search for the Hidden Meaning of Science; Seeing Double: Shared Identities in Physics, Philosophy, and Literature; Abel's Proof: An Essay on the Sources and Meaning of Mathematical Unsolvability; and Sky in a Bottle, all published by the MIT Press.

Introduction
On the Hypotheses That Lie at the Foundations of Geometry (1854)
Two Excerpts from Riemann's Nachlass (1853)
On the Factual Foundations of Geometry (1866)
The Origin and Meaning of Geometrical Axioms (1870)
On the Space-Theory of Matter (1870)
The Postulates of the Science of Space (1873)
Elementary Theorems Relating to the Geometry of a Space of Three Dimensions and of Uniform Positive Curvature in the Fourth Dimension (1877)
Non-Euclidean Geometries (1891)
The Most Recent Researches in Non-Euclidean Geometry (1893)
On the Foundations of Geometry (1898)
Geometry and Experience (1921)
Non-Euclidean Geometry and Physics (1925)
Space-Time (1926)
Space, Ether, and Field in Physics (1930)
Euclidean Geometry and Riemannian Geometry (1931)
The Problem of Space, Ether, and the Field in Physics (1934)
References
Index

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