Table of contents for The geometry of time / Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher.


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Foreword.
The structure of the book.
Notation.
1 Introduction.
2 The World of Space and Time.
2.1 Timetable.
2.2 Surveying Space–Time.
2.3 Physical Prerequisites of Geometry.
3 Reflection and Collision.
3.1 Geometry and Reflection.
3.2 The Reflection of Mechanical Motion.
4 The Relativity Principle of Mechanics and Wave Propagation.
5 Relativity Theory and its Paradoxes.
5.1 Pseudo-Euclidean Geometry.
5.2 Einstein’s Mechanics.
5.3 Energy.
5.4 Kinematic Peculiarities.
5.5 Aberration and Fresnel’s Paradox.
5.6 The Net.
5.7 Faster than Light.
6 The Circle Disguised as Hyperbola.
7 Curvature.
7.1 Spheres and Hyperbolic Shells.
7.2 The Universe.
8 The Projective Origin of the Geometries of the Plane.
9 The Nine Geometries of the Plane.
10 General Remarks.
10.1 The Theory of Relativity.
10.2 Geometry and Physics.
Appendices.
A Reflections.
B Transformations.
B.1 Coordinates.
B.2 Inertial Reference Systems.
B.3 Riemannian Spaces, Einstein Worlds.
C Projective Geometry.
C.1 Algebra.
C.2 Projective Maps.
C.3 Conic Sections.
D The Transition from the Projective to the Metrical Plane.
D.1 Polarity.
D.2 Reflection.
D.3 Velocity Space.
D.4 Circles and Peripheries.
D.5 Two Examples.
E The Metrical Plane.
E.1 Classification.
E.2 The Metric.
Exercises.
Glossary.
References.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Relativity (Physics)
Geometry, Projective.
Space and time.