Presents a unique collection of seminal papers in General Relativity and Gravitation theory
The original publications of the important papers presented in this volume are not easily accessible - now in one volume
Compiled by editors of the journal General Relativity and Gravitation
Serves as a reference for researchers in general relativity and gravitation
The Golden Oldies series of the journal General Relativity and Gravitation reprints important papers in general relativity theory that were published 30 or more years ago and are either hard to get hold of, or were originally printed in a language other than English. They play a key part in making these important papers readily accessible today, in the language that has now become the lingua franca of scientific publication. The value of this reprinting is enhanced by an accompanying editorial note for each paper, which briefly explains the significance of the work and where it has subsequently led to, together with a biographical note about the author or authors.
This volume presents a selection of 14 rarities among the Golden Oldies grouped in the three categories "Basic results in differential geometry and general relativity," "Discussion of physical effects" and "Basic exact solutions and their interpretation." Researchers in the field will appreciate having these important papers collected in one book for the first time.
Reprinted from the journal General Relativity and Gravitation.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »ADM Formalism - Aleksey Petrov 1954 - Collection of Golden Oldies - General Relativity and Gravitation - György Szekeres 1960 - Hans Thirring and Joseph Lense 1918 – 1921 - Hidekazu Nariai 1950 + 1951 - Igor D. Novikov 1964 - Joshua N. Goldberg and Rainer K. Sachs 1962 - Jürgen Ehlers 1961 - Karl Stellmacher 1938 - Kerr solution - Lense-Thirring Effect - Lie derivative - Matvei Bronstein 1936 - Myron Mathisson 1931 + 1937 - Relativistic fluids - Richard Arnowitt, Stanley Deser and Charles W. Misner 1962 - Roy Patrick Kerr and Alfred Schild 1965 - Schwarzschild solution - Solutions of Einstein equations - Weyl tensor - Wolfgang Kundt’s seminar notes (1957) - Władysław Ślebodziński 1931