Einstein Studies

The Universe of General Relativity

Editors: Kox, A.J., Eisenstaedt, Jean (Eds.)

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This volume from the Einstein Studies Series is based largely on papers presented at the Sixth International Conference on the History of General Relativity, held in Amsterdam on June 26-29, 2002. These contributions from notable experts offer both new and historical insights on gravitation, general relativity, cosmology, unified field theory, and the history of science.

Topics discussed include the prehistory of special relativity, early attempts at a relativistic theory of gravitation, the beginnings of general relativity, the problem of motion in the context of relativity, conservation laws, the axiomatization of relativity, classical and contemporary cosmology, gravitation and electromagnetism, quantum gravity, and relativity as seen through the eyes of the public and renowned relativists.

Contributors: K. Brading; G. Gale; H.F.M. Goenner; J. Goldberg; S. Katzir; D. Kennefick; H. Kragh; C. Lehner; U. Majer; J. Mattingly; E.T. Newman; J.D. Norton; J. Renn; R. Rynasiewicz; J.M. Sánchez-Ron; T. Sauer; C. Smeenk; J. Stachel; M. Wazeck; and D. Wünsch.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Poincaré’s Relativistic Theory of Gravitation

    Shaul Katzir

    Pages 15-37

  • Einstein and the Principle of General Relativity, 1916–1921

    Christoph Lehner

    Pages 103-108

  • A Note on General Relativity, Energy Conservation, and Noether’s Theorems

    Katherine Brading

    Pages 125-135

  • False Vacuum: Early Universe Cosmology and the Development of Inflation

    Chris Smeenk

    Pages 223-257

  • Einstein, Kaluza, and the Fifth Dimension

    Daniela Wünsch

    Pages 277-302

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Universe of General Relativity
Editors
  • A.J. Kox
  • Jean Eisenstaedt
Series Title
Einstein Studies
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Boston
eBook ISBN
978-0-8176-4454-3
DOI
10.1007/0-8176-4454-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-8176-4380-5
Series ISSN
2381-5833
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 383
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
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