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Spacetime and electromagnetism

Spacetime and electromagnetism

an essay on the philosophy of the special theory of relativity

  • Author: John Randolph Lucas,Peter Edward Hodgson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 310
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Space, Time, and Gravity

Space, Time, and Gravity

The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes

  • Author: Robert M. Wald
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226870281
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 153
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Writing for the general reader or student, Wald has completely revised and updated this highly regarded work to include recent developments in black hole physics and cosmology. Nature called the first edition "a very readable and accurate account of modern relativity physics for the layman within the unavoidable constraint of almost no mathematics. . . . A well written, entertaining and authoritative book."

Advanced Electromagnetism: Foundations, Theory and Applications

Advanced Electromagnetism: Foundations, Theory and Applications

  • Author: Terence W Barrett,Dale M Grimes
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814501085
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 808
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Advanced Electromagnetism: Foundations, Theory and Applications treats what is conventionally called electromagnetism or Maxwell's theory within the context of gauge theory or Yang-Mills theory. A major theme of this book is that fields are not stand-alone entities but are defined by their boundary conditions. The book has practical relevance to efficient antenna design, the understanding of forces and stresses in high energy pulses, ring laser gyros, high speed computer logic elements, efficient transfer of power, parametric conversion, and many other devices and systems. Conventional electromagnetism is shown to be an underdeveloped, rather than a completely developed, field of endeavor, with major challenges in development still to be met. Contents:Foundations:Gauge Theories, and Beyond (R Aldrovandi)Helicity and Electromagnetic Field Topology (G E Marsh)Electromagnetic Gauge as Integration Condition: Einstein's Mass-Energy Equivalence Law and Action-Reaction Opposition (O C de Beauregard)The Symmetry Between Electricity and Magnetism and the Problem of the Existence of a Magnetic Monopole (G Lochak)Quantization as a Wave Effect (P Cornille)Twistors in Field Theory (J Frauendiener & S-T Tsou)Foundational Electrodynamics and Beltrami Vector Fields (D Reed)A Classical Field Theory Explanation of Photons (D M Grimes and C A Grimes)Sagnac Effect: A Consequence of Conservation of Action Due to Gauge Field Global Conformal Invariance in a Multiply-Joined Topology of Coherent Fields (T W Barrett)Gravitation as a Fourth Order Electromagnetic Effect (A K T Assis)Hertzian Invariant Forms of Electromagnetism (T E Phipps Jr)Theory:Pancharatnam's Phase in Polarization Optics (W Dultz & S Klein)Frequency-Dependent Dyadic Green Functions for Bianisotropic Media (W S Weiglhofer)Covariances and Invariances of the Maxwell Postulates (A Lakhtakia)Solitons and Chaos in Periodic Nonlinear Optical Media and Lasers (J-H Feng & F K Kneubühl)The Balance Equations of Energy and Momentum in Classical Electrodynamics (J L Jiménez & I Campos)Non-Abelian Stokes Theorem (B Broda)Extension of Ohm's Law to Electric and Magnetic Dipole Currents (H F Harmuth)Relativistic Implications in Electromagnetic Field Theory (M Sachs)Symmetries, Conservation Laws, and Maxwell's Equations (J Pohjanpelto)Applications:Six Experiments with Magnetic Charge (V F Mikhailov)Ampère Force: Experimental Tests (R Saumont)The Newtonian Electrodynamics and Its Experimental Foundation (P Graneau)Localized Waves and Limited Diffraction Beams (M R Palmer)Analytical and Numerical Methods for Evaluating Electromagnetic Field Integrals Associated with Current-Carrying Wire Antennas (D H Werner)Transmission and Reception of Power by Antennas (D M Grimes & C A Grimes) Readership: Physicists and electrical engineers. keywords:Electromagnetism;A Electromagnetic Fields;A Fields;A Potenials;A Vector Potentials;A Vector;Maxwell Theory;Extended Maxwell Theory;Gauge Fields;Non-Abelian Electromagnetics;Weber;Sagnac Effect;Yang-Mills;Ring Laser Gyro “… it is important to state that Barrett and Grimes have provided a excellent compendium of papers to support the paradigm shift that is occuring and must occur in physical science if we are to accelerate our understanding of the physical world.” Fusion Information Center, Inc.

The Geometry of Spacetime

The Geometry of Spacetime

An Introduction to Special and General Relativity

  • Author: James J. Callahan
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1475767366
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 463
  • View: 8866
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Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity as essentially a new geometric structure for spacetime. This book looks at the ideas of both Einstein and Minkowski, and then introduces the theory of frames, surfaces and intrinsic geometry, developing the main implications of Einstein's general relativity theory.

A Treatise on Time and Space

A Treatise on Time and Space

  • Author: J. R. Lucas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781138393998
  • Category:
  • Page: 328
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Originally published in 1976. This comprehensive study discusses in detail the philosophical, mathematical, physical, logical and theological aspects of our understanding of time and space. The text examines first the many different definitions of time that have been offered, beginning with some of the puzzles arising from our awareness of the passage of time and shows how time can be understood as the concomitant of consciousness. In considering time as the dimension of change, the author obtains a transcendental derivation of the concept of space, and shows why there has to be only one dimension of time and three of space, and why Kant was not altogether misguided in believing the space of our ordinary experience to be Euclidean. The concept of space-time is then discussed, including Lorentz transformations, and in an examination of the applications of tense logic the author discusses the traditional difficulties encountered in arguments for fatalism. In the final sections he discusses eternity and the beginning and end of the universe. The book includes sections on the continuity of space and time, on the directedness of time, on the differences between classical mechanics and the Special and General theories of relativity, on the measurement of time, on the apparent slowing down of moving clocks, and on time and probability.

Flat and Curved Space-times

Flat and Curved Space-times

  • Author: George Francis Rayner Ellis,Ruth M. Williams
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • ISBN: 9780198506560
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 375
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'' G.Ellis and R. Williams two seasoned and wellknown Relativists, have done a super job in suceeding to present ' just the facts' and at the same time make their book a pleasure to read, even for motivated, non-experts'' -European Astronomical Society NewsletterMany people know that Einstein invented the theory of relativity, but only few have more than a superficial idea of its content. This book aims to explain the basic features of relativity in detail, emphasising the geometrical aspects by using a large number of diagrams, and assuming no knowledge of higher level mathematics.

Unified Field Mechanics: Natural Science Beyond The Veil Of Spacetime - Proceedings Of The Ix Symposium Honoring Noted French Mathematical Physicist Jean-pierre Vigier

Unified Field Mechanics: Natural Science Beyond The Veil Of Spacetime - Proceedings Of The Ix Symposium Honoring Noted French Mathematical Physicist Jean-pierre Vigier

  • Author: Amoroso Richard L,Kauffman Louis H,Rowlands Peter
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814719072
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 620
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Unified Field Mechanics, the topic of the 9th international symposium honoring noted French mathematical physicist Jean-Pierre Vigier cannot be considered highly speculative as a myopic critic might surmise. The 8th Vigier Symposium proceedings 'The Physics of Reality' should in fact be touted as a companion volume because of its dramatic theoretical Field Mechanics in additional dimensionality. Many still consider the Planck-scale zero-point field stochastic quantum foam as the 'basement of reality'. This could only be considered true under the limitations of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory. As we enter the next regime of Unified Field Mechanics we now know that the energy-dependent Einstein-Minkowski manifold called spacetime has a finite radius beyond which a large-scale multiverse beckons. So far a battery of 14 experiments has been designed to falsify the model. When the 1st is successfully performed, a revolution in Natural Science will occur! This volume strengthens and expands the theoretical and experimental basis for that immanent new age.

Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell

Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell

  • Author: Anupam Kumar Garg
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691130183
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 675
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"This text provides a fresh, modern look at electrodynamics. It is comprehensive, chock full of interesting insights and anecdotes, and written with a clear enthusiasm."--Kenneth A. Intriligator, University of California, San Diego "Garg displays considerable wisdom and courage in writing a long-overdue, modern treatment of electromagnetism. I wish I had this book when I was a student. It contains delightful morsels of deep insight (the introduction taught me that fields are as real as a rhinoceros, or as I might extend it, 'quantum fields are as real as quantum rhinos') and interesting topics that are rarely, if ever, treated in other texts."--A. Zee, author of "Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell" "Garg demonstrates that while the mathematical beauty of his subject is deserving of the attention it gets, the physical implications are even more seductive. This book is a treasure trove of thoughtful and incisive nuggets. I expect to see it on the shelves of many students and professors the world over."--R. Shankar, Yale University "An outstanding text. It offers delightful insights into the physics of electromagnetism rather than treating this subject as an excuse for laborious exercises in mathematical methods. It has the best treatment of electromagnetism in material media that I know. Remarkably lucid and enjoyable, and a worthy competitor to Jackson's classic text."--Jainendra Jain, Pennsylvania State University ""Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell" is an interesting and elegant book, and an excellent text for a graduate-level course on the subject. Garg has a lively, modern writing style that will engage today's graduate students."--John D. Stack, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign "Garg's textbook is truly excellent. It goes the extra mile to provide physical insight in ways that will enhance students' understanding, and includes rarely seen topics as well. I want to compliment the author on the obvious care and expertise with which he assembled this text. If I were to teach a yearlong graduate-level electromagnetism course, I would use this book."--John W. Belcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Theory of Relativity

The Theory of Relativity

  • Author: R. K. Pathria
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486428192
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 314
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Graduate-level text elaborates on physical ideas underlying relativity, examining special theory (space-time transformations, four-dimensional formulations, mechanics, optics, electromagnetism), and general theory (space-time continuum, gravitation, experiments, and relativistic cosmology). 1974 edition.

The Ninth Marcel Grossmann Meeting

The Ninth Marcel Grossmann Meeting

On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories : Proceedings of the MGIX MM Meeting Held at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", 2-8 July 2000

  • Author: Robert T. Jantzen,Remo Ruffini,V. G. Gurzadyan
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9789812389954
  • Category: Astrophysics
  • Page: 2529
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The Spacetime Origin Of the Universe With Visible Dark Matter & Energy

The Spacetime Origin Of the Universe With Visible Dark Matter & Energy

  • Author: Vladimir Ginzburg
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0967143268
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 324
  • View: 1756
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The Universal Spacetime Theory (UST) is the main subject of this book. It attempts to answer some very interesting questions related to the science and philosophy: * What is the origin of the Universe? * How was the Universe created out of nothing?

The Universe of Fluctuations

The Universe of Fluctuations

The Architecture of Spacetime and the Universe

  • Author: Burra Sidharth
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402037864
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 194
  • View: 9992
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Gravity, Particles and Space-Time

Gravity, Particles and Space-Time

  • Author: P I Pronin,G A Sardanashvily
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814498912
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 528
  • View: 7617
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This volume comprises original and review articles on the frontier problems of the gravitation theory, theoretical and mathematical physics. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Professor Dmitri Ivanenko who made the great contribution to the physical science of the twentieth century. Contents:A Gauge-Invariant Theory of Motion of Charged Test Particles (D Chruscinski & J Kijowski)Heisenberg Picture for Quantized Fields Interacting with Nonstationary Electromagnetic or Gravitational Background (A A Lobashov & V M Mostepanenko)General Relativity as a Gauge Theory of Orthogonal Groups in Three Dimensions (M Raiteri et al.)Quantum Spacetime (D Finkelstein et al.)Jacobi's Principle and Hertz' Definition of Time (H-J Treder et al.)Placing Limits on Cartan's Torsion from Non-Riemannian Crystals (L C G de Andrade)Spinors as Differential Forms, and Applications to Electromagnetism and Quantum Mechanics (W A Rodrigues, Jr & J Vaz, Jr)Black Holes, Time Arrow, and Vacuum in Quantum Electrodynamics (M E Gertsenstein)One-Loop Background Calculations in the General Field Theory (P I Pronin & K V Stepanyantz)Energy–Momentum Superpotential in Gravitation Theory (G Giachetta & G Sardanashvily)and other papers Readership: Physicists, astronomists, high energy physicists, cosmologists and astrophysicists. keywords:Gravitation Theory;Riemannian Geometry;Gauge Theory;Spinor Field;Dirac Operator;Clifford Algebra;Torsion;Quantum Field;Black Hole;Conservation Law“… the book properly reflects the state of the art in a sector of current research on gravitation (and, less so, other fundamental interactions) and spacing geometry.”H Goenner Classical and Quantum Gravity

Infinite-Space Dyadic Green Functions in Electromagnetism

Infinite-Space Dyadic Green Functions in Electromagnetism

  • Author: Muhammad Faryad,Akhlesh Lakhtakia
  • Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 1681745577
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 164
  • View: 4798
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In any linear system, the input and the output are connected by means of a linear operator. When the input can be notionally represented by a function that is null valued everywhere except at a specific location in spacetime, the corresponding output is called the Green function in field theories. Dyadic Green functions are commonplace in electromagnetics, because both the input and the output are vector functions of space and time. This book provides a survey of the state-of-the-art knowledge of infinite space dyadic Green functions.

Electromagnetic Anisotropy and Bianisotropy

Electromagnetic Anisotropy and Bianisotropy

A Field Guide

  • Author: Tom G. Mackay
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814289620
  • Category: Anisotropy
  • Page: 236
  • View: 6801
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The topics of anisotropy and bianisotropy are fundamental to electromagnetics from both theoretical and experimental perspectives. These properties underpin a host of complex and exotic electromagnetic phenomenons in naturally occurring materials and in relativistic scenarios, as well as in artificially produced metamaterials. As a unique guide to this rapidly developing field, the book provides a unified presentation of key classic and recent results on the studies of constitutive relations, spacetime symmetries, planewave propagation, dyadic Green functions, and homogenization of composite materials. This book also offers an up-to-date extension to standard treatments of crystal optics with coverage on both linear and weakly nonlinear regimes. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: The Maxwell Postulates and Constitutive Relations (380 KB). Contents: The Maxwell Postulates and Constitutive Relations; Linear Mediums; Spacetime Symmetries and Constitutive Dyadics; Planewave Propagation; Dyadic Green Functions; Homogenization; Nonlinear Mediums. Readership: Academics and professionals interested in crystal optics and electromagnetic fields in complex materials, including anisotropic, bianisotropic, and chiral materials and metamaterials.

The Ontology of Spacetime

The Ontology of Spacetime

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780080461885
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 306
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This book contains selected papers from the First International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime. Its fourteen chapters address two main questions: first, what is the current status of the substantivalism/relationalism debate, and second, what about the prospects of presentism and becoming within present-day physics and its philosophy? The overall tenor of the four chapters of the book’s first part is that the prospects of spacetime substantivalism are bleak, although different possible positions remain with respect to the ontological status of spacetime. Part II and Part III of the book are devoted to presentism, eternalism, and becoming, from two different perspectives. In the six chapters of Part II it is argued, in different ways, that relativity theory does not have essential consequences for these issues. It certainly is true that the structure of time is different, according to relativity theory, from the one in classical theory. But that does not mean that a decision is forced between presentism and eternalism, or that becoming has proved to be an impossible concept. It may even be asked whether presentism and eternalism really offer different ontological perspectives at all. The writers of the last four chapters, in Part III, disagree. They argue that relativity theory is incompatible with becoming and presentism. Several of them come up with proposals to go beyond relativity, in order to restore the prospects of presentism. · Space and time in present-day physics and philosophy · Introduction from scratch of the debates surrounding time · Broad spectrum of approaches, coherently represented

Understanding Geometric Algebra for Electromagnetic Theory

Understanding Geometric Algebra for Electromagnetic Theory

  • Author: John W. Arthur
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118078535
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 300
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This book aims to disseminate geometric algebra as a straightforward mathematical tool set for working with and understanding classical electromagnetic theory. It's target readership is anyone who has some knowledge of electromagnetic theory, predominantly ordinary scientists and engineers who use it in the course of their work, or postgraduate students and senior undergraduates who are seeking to broaden their knowledge and increase their understanding of the subject. It is assumed that the reader is not a mathematical specialist and is neither familiar with geometric algebra or its application to electromagnetic theory. The modern approach, geometric algebra, is the mathematical tool set we should all have started out with and once the reader has a grasp of the subject, he or she cannot fail to realize that traditional vector analysis is really awkward and even misleading by comparison. Professors can request a solutions manual by email: [email protected]

Einstein's Space-Time

Einstein's Space-Time

An Introduction to Special and General Relativity

  • Author: Rafael Ferraro
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387699465
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 310
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This excellent textbook offers a unique take on relativity theory, setting it in its historical context. Ideal for those interested in relativity and the history of physics, the book contains a complete account of special relativity that begins with the historical analysis of the reasons that led to a change in our view of space and time. Its aim is to foster a deep understanding of relativistic spacetime and its consequences for Dynamics.