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Published: 23 September 1999

304 Pages | 8 line illus.

ISBN: 9780198500889

Bookseller Code (06)

The Symbolic Universe

Geometry and Physics 1890-1930

Edited by Jeremy J. Gray

Physics was transformed between 1890 and 1930, and this volume provides a detailed history of the era and emphasizes the key role of geometrical ideas. Topics include the application of n-dimensional differential geometry to mechanics and theoretical physics, the philosophical questions on the reality of geometry, and the nature of geometry and its connections with psychology, special relativity, Hilbert's efforts to axiomatize relativity, and Emmy Noether's work on physics.

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