Fundamental Theories of Physics

Gravitation as a Plastic Distortion of the Lorentz Vacuum

Authors: Fernández, Virginia Velma, Rodrigues, Jr, Waldyr A.

  • Introduces a new gravitational field theory
  • Presents and explains novel mathematical concepts in detail
  • Explicitly demonstrates advantages over previous descriptions of the gravitational field
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Addressing graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics and mathematics, this book presents a new formulation of the theory of gravity. In the new approach the gravitational field has the same ontology as the electromagnetic, strong, and weak fields. In other words it is a physical field living in Minkowski spacetime. Some necessary new mathematical concepts are introduced and carefully explained. Then they are used to describe the deformation of geometries, the key to describing the gravitational field as a plastic deformation of the Lorentz vacuum. It emerges after further analysis that the theory provides trustworthy energy-momentum and angular momentum conservation laws, a feature that is normally lacking in General Relativity.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fernández, Virginia Velma (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Multiforms, Extensors, Canonical and Metric Clifford Algebras

    Fernández, Virginia Velma (et al.)

    Pages 13-32

  • Multiform Functions and Multiform Functionals

    Fernández, Virginia Velma (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Multiform and Extensor Calculus on Manifolds

    Fernández, Virginia Velma (et al.)

    Pages 47-74

  • Gravitation as Plastic Distortion of the Lorentz Vacuum

    Fernández, Virginia Velma (et al.)

    Pages 75-81

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eBook $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26485-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gravitation as a Plastic Distortion of the Lorentz Vacuum
Authors
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
168
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13589-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13589-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-13588-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26485-6
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 154
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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