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Some remarks on the space-time of Newton and Einstein. (English) Zbl 1151.83001
Petkov, Vesselin (ed.), Relativity and the dimensionality of the world. Dordrecht: Springer (ISBN 978-1-4020-6317-6/hbk). Fundamental Theories of Physics 153, 13-29 (2007).
The paper lays down the foundations of special relativity in an informal and accessible way. Comparisons with the classical theory of Galileo and Newton are used. Particular attention is paid to the 4D of special relativity. Remarks are given regarding the geometry and topology of space and time. The concepts of absolute space and time are investigated.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1141.83004].
MSC:
83-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to relativity and gravitational theory
83A05 Special relativity
70A05 Axiomatics, foundations
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