Book ID: CBB000083033

The symbolic universe: Geometry and physics, 1890-1930 (1999)


Gray, Jeremy (Editor)

Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1999
Physical Details: xii + 289 pp.; notes; index

Description Contents: Gray, Jeremy: Introduction. Lützen, Jesper: Geometrising configurations: Heinrich Hertz and his mathematical precursors. Miller, Arthur: Einstein, Poincaré, and the testability of geometry. Gray, Jeremy: Geometry: Formalisms and intuitions. Walter, Scott: The non-Euclidean style of Minkowskian relativity. Norton, John D.: Geometries in collision: Einstein, Klein, and Riemann. Corry, Leo: Hilbert and physics (1900-1915). Rowe, David: The Göttingen response to general relativity and Emmy Noether's theorems. Bottazzini, Umberto: Ricci and Levi-Civita: From differential invariants to general relativity. Scholz, Erhard; Weyl and the theory of connections.

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Authors & Contributors
Rowe, David E.
Nurzia, Laura
Torretti, Roberto
Vizgin, Vladimir P.
Scrimieri, Giorgio
Jahnke, Hans Niels
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Mathematische Semesterberichte
Rivista di Storia della Scienza
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
American Mathematical Society
Relativity, general
Philosophy of mathematics
Weyl, Hermann
Hilbert, David
Riemann, Georg Friedrich Bernhard
Einstein, Albert
Klein, Felix
Poincaré, Jules Henri
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Göttingen. Universität
Universität Göttingen

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