The Reign of Relativity

The Reign of Relativity

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Einstein's theory of 'general relativity' (1915) was a defining event for 20th century philosophy of science. During the decisive first ten years of the theory's existence, two main ideas dominated its philosophical reception. Ryckman's book is an extended argument concerning these ideas.I maintain only that the concepts of geometry and of field physics have come togetheraquot;. ... 32. Eddington (1923a), 207. After making some order of magnitude assumptions that set FMv comparable to the force at the surface of ... a function yielding static, spherically symmetric singularity-free solutions (corresponding to the atomic composition of matter). ... Here, matter particles are literally nonextensive statistical elements of a multiply connected topology, living 262 Notes to Pages 85-86.

Title:The Reign of Relativity
Author: Thomas Ryckman
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2005

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