From Euclid to Eddington: A Study of Conceptions of the External World

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SPACE TIME AND Movement 1 Philosophical introduction I
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The concept of space in Plato
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The mathematical properties of space
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Aristotles doctrine of space Ιο
10
The concept of space in Descartes II
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Gassendi Newton and Leibnitz
12
Kants philosophy of space
15
The Greek approach to geometry
17
Momentum and energy in relativity Ιοο
100
Resolving power
103
Angular momentum
105
The Concepts of GENERAL RELATIVITY 41 The principle of equivalence
112
The curvature of spacetime
114
Some consequences of the theory
118
Radiation in a gravitational field
121
Other effects of the field
124

The geometrical point
19
The straight line and Euclidean deductions
21
The modern rigorous treatment
23
Continuity arithmetical and geometrical
25
The dimensions of space
28
Extragalactic geometry
30
Hyperbolic and elliptic geometry
32
The geometry of the actual universe
35
Immersion and curvature of spaces
38
Time
40
The beginning and end of the world
43
Public time and the velocity of light
46
The law of composition of velocities
49
The FitzGerald contraction
51
Inertial systems
54
The principle of relativity
56
Postulates of impotence
58
The Lorentz transformation
60
THE CONCEPTS OF CLASSICAL PHYSICS page 27 Momentum mass and weight
65
Gravitation and Le Sages corpuscles
67
Energy
69
Thermal energy
73
The velocity of propagation of gravitation
80
Unification in physics
82
The localization of potential energy
84
The aether before Maxwell
86
The electromagnetic theory of light
90
The aether after Maxwell
94
The equating of mass with energy
96
The MachEinstein doctrine
126
Unified theories of gravitation and electromagnetism
127
THE CONCEPTS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS 48 The origins of the quantum theory
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Terms and energy levels
135
Light as a wave and as a particle
136
The electron as a wave and as a particle
140
The uncertaintyprinciple
143
The wavefunction
148
The emission of light by an atom
154
The paradox of disentangled systems
155
Causation and determinism in quantum mechanics
157
Physics and noncommutative algebra
159
The discovery of electronspin
164
Models of electronspin
168
The wave aspect of spin
174
Particles of higher spin
178
Spin and statistics
179
The exclusion principle
182
Exchange interaction
183
THE EDDINGTONIAN UNIVERSE 65 Eddingtons principles
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The Einstein world
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The expanding universe
189
Pure numbers
192
Connexion of the cosmical number with laboratory con stants
195
The origin of propermass
198
The neutron and the nucleus
201
The finestructure constant
203
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