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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 (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Fresnel’s (Dragging) Coefficient as a Challenge to 19th Century Optics of Moving Bodies

    Pages 1-13

    Stachel, John

  • Poincaré’s Relativistic Theory of Gravitation

    Pages 15-37

    Katzir, Shaul

  • Standing on the Shoulders of a Dwarf: General Relativity—A Triumph of Einstein and Grossmann’s Erroneous Entwurf Theory

    Pages 39-51

    Renn, Jürgen

  • Before the Riemann Tensor: The Emergence of Einstein’s Double Strategy

    Pages 53-65

    Renn, Jürgen

  • A Conjecture on Einstein, the Independent Reality of Spacetime Coordinate Systems and the Disaster of 1913

    Pages 67-102

    Norton, John D.

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eBook 142,79 €
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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
17 b/w illustrations
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