Geometry and Spacetime
will examine a number of issues concerning the mathematical and philosophical foundations of the special theory of relativity. The emphasis throughout will be on the "geometric" approach to the theory, and considerable class time will be devoted to a careful study of Minkowski geometry, and its relations to both Euclidean and non-Euclidean (Lobatchevskian) plane geometry. (One of the nicest routes to the latter is via special relativity.
Born: 14 March 1879 in Ulm, WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany Died: 18 April 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA