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Topic: what is truth
Group: philosophy of mathematics
Topic: science as mathematics
Topic: general relativity
Topic: problems with empirical truth
Topic: science as measurement
Topic: geometry
Topic: light
Topic: time
Topic: event time
Topic: special relativity
 
Reference
Einstein, A.,
"Geometry and Experience",
Sidelights on Relativity, New York, Dover Publications, 1923, pp. 2556.
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Other Reference
Einstein, A., "Geometry and Experience [the original address], Bargmann, S. (translator), Ideas and Opinions, New York, Wings Books, p. 232246, 1954.
Notes
An expanded form of an Address to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin on January 27th, 1921
Quotations
28 ;;Quote: how can mathematics be so admirably appropriate to reality; by not being certain
 33 ;;Quote: Poincare's view of geometry is correct; in a rotating system of reference, the laws of rigid bodies do not correspond to Euclidean geometry
 35 ;;Quote: because the geometrical behaviour of real solid bodies depends on conditions, geometric predicates and physical laws about reality are conventions. They are selected so that geometry and all of physical law are in accord with experience
 37 ;;Quote: distances are equal if marks upon a practicallyrigid body coincide permanently with corresponding marks on the other body
 237 ;;Quote: the propagation of light assigns equal tracts to equal time intervals
 237+;;Quote: if ideal clocks go at the same rate, they always go at the same rate; e.g., sharp spectral lines from atoms of the same chemical element; a foundation of 4d spacetime

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