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Einstein's unification, Jeroen van Dongen

Label
Einstein's unification
Title
Einstein's unification
Statement of responsibility
Jeroen van Dongen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why did Einstein tirelessly study unified field theory for more than 30 years? In this book, the author argues that Einstein believed he could find a unified theory of all of nature's forces by repeating the methods he used when he formulated general relativity. The book discusses Einstein's route to the general theory of relativity, focusing on the philosophical lessons that he learnt. It then addresses his quest for a unified theory for electromagnetism and gravity, discussing in detail his efforts with Kaluza-Klein and, surprisingly, the theory of spinors. From these perspectives, Einstein's critical stance towards the quantum theory comes to stand in a new light. This book will be of interest to physicists, historians and philosophers of science"--
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1974-
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Dongen, Jeroen van
Dewey number
530.1109
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Quantum theory
Label
Einstein's unification, Jeroen van Dongen
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-207) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Formulating the gravitational field equations -- 2. On the method of theoretical physics -- 3. Unification and field theory -- 4. Experiment and experience -- 5. The method as directive: semivectors -- 6. Unification in five dimensions -- 7. The method and the quantum -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn852896221
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 213 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139649322
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852896221
Label
Einstein's unification, Jeroen van Dongen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-207) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Formulating the gravitational field equations -- 2. On the method of theoretical physics -- 3. Unification and field theory -- 4. Experiment and experience -- 5. The method as directive: semivectors -- 6. Unification in five dimensions -- 7. The method and the quantum -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn852896221
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 213 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139649322
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852896221

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