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philosophical appraisal of relativity

Theodore Stalzer

philosophical appraisal of relativity

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Published in [Kansas City, Mo .
Written in English

  • Relativity (Physics),
  • Ether (Space),
  • Aberration.

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    Statementby Theodore Stalzer.
    LC ClassificationsQC6 .S75
    The Physical Object
    Pagination v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6276774M
    LC Control Number32018352

    "The present book is intended," Einstein wrote in , "as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant . Which is: (Dx 1 a + Dx 2 c) Dx 1 + (Dx 1 b + Dx 2 d) Dx 2 = Dx 1 2 a + 2Dx 1 Dx 2 (c + b) + Dx 2 2 d So: Ds 2 = Dx 1 2 a + 2Dx 1 Dx 2 (c + b) + Dx 2 2 d. Ds 2 is a bilinear form that depends on both Dx 1 and Dx can be written in matrix notation as: Ds 2 = Dx T A Dx. Where A is the matrix containing the values in g is a special case of the bilinear form known as the quadratic form.

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