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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"-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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Dongen, Jeroen van
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Quantum theory
  • Einstein, Albert
Label
Einstein's unification, Jeroen van Dongen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-207) and index
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
ocn502037244
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 213 p.
Isbn
9780521883467
Lccn
2010017820
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)502037244
Label
Einstein's unification, Jeroen van Dongen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-207) and index
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
ocn502037244
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 213 p.
Isbn
9780521883467
Lccn
2010017820
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)502037244

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