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Contents Preface ix Introduction 1 1 Terminological Preliminaries 8 2 The Concept of Simultaneity in Antiquity 16 3 Medieval Conceptions of Simultaneity 47 4 The Concept of Simultaneity in the Sixteenth and 59 Seventeenth Centuries 5 The Concept of Simultaneity in Classical Physics 68 6 The Transition to the Relativistic Conception of Simultaneity 95 7 Simultaneity in the Special Theory of Relativity 106 8 The Reception of the Relativistic Conception of Simultaneity 148 9 The Conventionality Thesis 171 10 The Promulgation of the Conventionality Thesis 192 11 Symmetry and Transitivity of Simultaneity 201 12 Arguments against the Conventionality Thesis 220 13 Clock Transport Synchrony 240 14 Recent Debates on the Conventionality of Simultaneity 251 15 Simultaneity in General Relativity and in 271 Quantum Mechanics Epilogue 295 Index 301 This page intentionally left blank ...

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ISBN
9780801889530
Related ISBN
9780801884221
MARC Record
OCLC
213306047
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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