On Einstein's Path: Essays in Honor of Engelbert Schucking


This collection of nearly forty essays in honor of the noted physicist and cosmologist Engelbert Schucking spans the gamut of research in Einstein's theory of general relativity and presents a lively and personal account of current work in the field.
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This collection of nearly forty essays in honor of the noted physicist and cosmologist Engelbert Schucking spans the gamut of research in Einstein's theory of general relativity and presents a lively and personal account of current work in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461271376
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 517
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Jordan, Pauli, Politics, Brecht ... and a Variable Gravitational Constant 1
2 Thomson Scattering in an Expanding Universe 15
3 Geometrical Formulation of Quantum Mechanics 23
4 General Covariance is Bose-Einstein Statistics 67
5 The Split and Propagation of Light Rays in Relativity 81
6 How to Define a Unique Vacuum in Cosmology 95
7 EIH Theory and Noether's Theorem 107
8 The Static Cylinder in General Relativity 113
9 Gravity and the Tenacious Scalar Field 121
10 The Cavendish Experiment in General Relativity 139
11 Wave Maps in General Relativity 147
12 General Relativity and Experiment 171
13 Some Developments in Newtonian Cosmology 189
14 Deviation of Geodesics in FLRW Spacetime Geometries 203
15 Poincare Pseudosymmetries in Asymptotically Flat Spacetimes 227
16 Taub Numbers and Asymptotic Invariants 241
17 Second-Class Constraints 251
18 On the Structure of the Energy-Momentum and the Spin Currents in Dirac's Electron Theory 257
19 The Physical Reality of the Quantum Wave Function 275
20 The Ultimate Extension of the Bianchi Classification for Rotating Dust Models 283
21 On the Classification of the Real Four-Dimensional Lie Algebras 299
22 Spinning Universes in Newtonian Cosmology 319
23 Relativistic Gravitational Fields with Close Newtonian Analogs 329
24 Working with Engelbert 339
25 Some Remarks on Twistor Theory 353
26 Critique of the Wheeler-DeWitt Equation 367
27 A New Version of the Heavenly Equation 381
28 A Plain Man's Guide to Bivectors, Biquaternions, and the Algebra and Geometry of Lorentz Transformations 407
29 Leon Lichtenstein's Work on Rotating Fluids 435
30 Decaying Neutrinos and the Flattening of the Galactic Halo 443
31 The Kasner Condition and Inhomogeneous Perfect Fluid Cosmologies 449
32 Gravitational Screening 465
33 On the Interpretation of the Einstein-Cartan Formalism 475
34 On Complex Structures in Physics 487
35 The Engelbert Experience: Pathways from the Past 503
36 Curriculum Vita 515
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