Logo

Geometry and Astronomy: Pre-Einstein Speculations of Non-Euclidean Space

Small book cover: Geometry and Astronomy: Pre-Einstein Speculations of Non-Euclidean Space

Geometry and Astronomy: Pre-Einstein Speculations of Non-Euclidean Space
by

Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 76

Description:
The recognition that physical space (or space-time) is curved is a product of the general theory of relativity, such as dramatically shown by the 1919 solar eclipse measurements. However, the mathematical possibility of non-Euclidean geometries was recognized by Gauss more than a century earlier, and during the nineteenth century mathematicians developed the pioneering ideas of Gauss, Lobachevsky, Bolyai and Riemann into an elaborate branch of generalized geometry.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(1.1MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: From c-Numbers to q-NumbersFrom c-Numbers to q-Numbers
by - University of California Press
A mathematically precise history of quantum mechanics. This history is a maze of conceptual problems, through which Olivier Darrigol provides a lucid and learned guide, tracking the role of formal analogies between classical and quantum theory.
(8134 views)
Book cover: Remodeling Reality: Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and the Modern WorldviewRemodeling Reality: Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and the Modern Worldview
by - Bookboon
The book is focused on the conceptual aspects of modern physics and the personalities of physicists responsible for introducing these revolutionary ideas. It can be used as the primary text for a one-semester course aimed at Liberal Arts students.
(2282 views)
Book cover: Albert Einstein: Image and ImpactAlbert Einstein: Image and Impact
- American Institute of Physics
His theories and philosophy rose above a turbulent life. The story, checked for accuracy by leading historians, will interest all readers. Enhanced with striking pictures, voice clips, and essays, this is a one-stop source for Einstein information.
(17583 views)
Book cover: Time Travel: A Brief HistoryTime Travel: A Brief History
- Wikipedia
Contents: Multiverse; Many-worlds interpretation; Novikov self-consistency principle; Wormhole; Faster-than-light; Chronology protection conjecture; Philosophy of space and time; Eternalism; Determinism; Free will; Time travel in fiction; etc.
(2558 views)