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Variations on the Einstein Theme

Harvey R. Brown

in Physical Relativity

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199275830
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603914 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199275831.003.0006
 						Variations on the Einstein Theme

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This chapter begins with a brief discussion of Einstein's operationalism. It then discusses the clock hypothesis, the conventionality of distant simultaneity, David Malament's 1977 result, the Edwards-Winnie synchrony-general transformations, and the Ignatowski transformations.

Keywords: Eistein; clock hypothesis; distant simultaneity; David Malament; synchrony-general transformations; Ignatowski transformations

Chapter.  10016 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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