Fundamental Principles of General Relativity Theories

Local and Global Aspects of Gravitation and Cosmology

Editors: Treder, H. (Ed.)

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The present monograph is not a self-contained introductory text. Instead it presupposes to a large extent that the reader is not only thoroughly familiar with the special theory of relativity, but that he or she has studied the standard aspects of the general theory, as weIl. Starting from local and global formulations of the principlcs of inertia and relativity, we discuss the microscopic ancl telcscopic aspects of gravitation. Our central goal has been to demonstrate that the foundations of gravitational theory laid by Newton and Einstein imply questions on thc relation betwecn the micro- and macrocosm. The discussions surrounding these physical points can be rather weH understood without an elaborate mathcmatical formalism. All the same, we have attempted to make the main theme of our presentation accessible also to readers outside the circle of pundits by including two appendixes of a largely instructional nature. Appendix A gives a brief review of the basic concepts of four-dimensional spaces, for the convenience of readers who need 9 Preface such a recapitulation, while Appendix B deals with the more exotic notions of tetrad theory, which admittedly stands in wider need of elucidation. Both appendixes are meant in any event to serve the useful purpose of establishing our notation and collecting formulas for easy reference in the main body of the book. The general reader may accordingly find it helpful first to peruse one or both of the appendixes before turning to the Introduction and Chapter 1. H. -j.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Treder, Hans-Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 13-20

  • Local Principles and the Theory of Gravitation

    Treder, Hans-Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 21-74

  • Intermezzo: The Einstein Effects

    Treder, Hans-Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 75-108

  • Global Principles and the Theory of Gravitation

    Treder, Hans-Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 109-148

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamental Principles of General Relativity Theories
Book Subtitle
Local and Global Aspects of Gravitation and Cosmology
Editors
  • H. Treder
Copyright
1980
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-0848-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-0848-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-0850-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
216
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