Fundamental Theories of Physics

Teleparallel Gravity

An Introduction

Authors: Aldrovandi, Ruben, Pereira, Jose G

  • The first book fully dedicated to teleparallel gravity
  • A general introduction into teleparallel gravity with
  • all the necessary technical details and historical account
  • Written by some of the most active researchers in the field
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Teleparallel Gravity (TG) is an alternative theory for gravitation, which is equivalent to General Relativity (GR). However, it is conceptually different. For example in GR geometry replaces the concept of force, and the trajectories are determined by geodesics. TG attributes gravitation to torsion, which accounts for gravitation by acting as a force.
TG has already solved some old problems of gravitation (like the energy-momentum density of the gravitational field). The interest in TG has grown in the last few years.
The book here proposed will be the first one dedicated exclusively to TG, and will include the foundations of the theory, as well as applications to specific problems to illustrate how the theory works.

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“The ideas presented in this book are strongly biased by the authors’ point of view on the subject, and are essentially based on their research output. … It is the first of its kind on TG which includes a study of its foundation and applications to specific problems. … it is worth reading by any researcher in the field of gravitation and torsion.” (Prasanta Mahato, Mathematical Reviews, April, 2013)

“The authors of the present book try to complete the almost exhaustive review article by Hehl et al., updating it by recent research in this area. … the chapters of the book are very useful to any researcher intending to extend his research from the De Sitter space of General Relativity to De Sitter torsioned space, and from the De Sitter-Einstein space to De Sitter-Einstein-Cartan space.” (Alex Gaina, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1259, 2013)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Basic Notions

    Aldrovandi, Ruben (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Lorentz Connections and Inertia

    Aldrovandi, Ruben (et al.)

    Pages 17-23

  • Gauge Theories and Gravitation

    Aldrovandi, Ruben (et al.)

    Pages 25-38

  • Fundamentals of Teleparallel Gravity

    Aldrovandi, Ruben (et al.)

    Pages 39-50

  • Gravitational Coupling Prescription

    Aldrovandi, Ruben (et al.)

    Pages 51-57

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Hardcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5142-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teleparallel Gravity
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
173
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5143-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5143-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5142-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9672-0
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 214
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