## Relativity, the Theory and Its Philosophy |

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### Contents

Mathematical Preliminaries | 1 |

Relativity and Newtonian Mechanics | 41 |

The Principle of Special Relativity | 61 |

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Relativity: The Theory and Its Philosophy: Foundations & Philosophy of ... Roger B. Angel Limited preview - 2014 |

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absolute acceleration Accordingly arbitrary argue basic basis calculus Cartesian Christoffel symbol claim classical mechanics clock components concept convention conventionalism coordinate system coordinate transformation curvature curve defined definition derivative determined differential distance distant simultaneity distinct effect Einstein electrodynamics element equation equivalence Euclidean example expression fact factual follows force formal four-vector frame of reference function fundamental Galilean transformation geodesic geometric object geometry given gravitational field Grunbaum Hence independent inertial frame interpretation interval intrinsic intuitive invariant kinematic light-ray Lorentz covariant Lorentz transformation Mach's principle manifold mathematical matrix matter measuring metric tensor Minkowski Moreover motion n-tuple Newton's Newtonian mechanics particle particular philosophical physical theory physicist possible postulate principle of relativity proper-time properties quantity reader reference frame Reichenbach relation relativistic represent respect result rotation scalar scientific significance simply space spacetime spatial special relativity standpoint suppose synchronized theoretical theory of relativity trajectory vector velocity of light