What is Geometry? The Physical Side

  • Jeremy Gray
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)


This largely concentrates on Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity and some of its famous paradoxes, but it also considers his work on the rotating disc (as a model of a certain kind of a gravitational field with a geometric model) and concludes with a lengthy extract on Riemannian differential geometry from his Relativity: The special and general theory (1916).


Euclidean Geometry Circular Disc Physical Side Marble Slab Aether Theory 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsThe Open UniversityWalton Hall, Milton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.The Mathematics InstituteThe University of WarwickWarwickUnited Kingdom

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