Henri Poincare and Relativity Theory
by A. A. Logunov
Publisher: arXiv 2005
Number of pages: 254
The book presents ideas by H. Poincare and H. Minkowski according to those the essence and the main content of the relativity theory are the following: the space and time form a unique four-dimensional continuum supplied by the pseudo-Euclidean geometry. All physical processes take place just in this four-dimensional space.
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