Space-Time Structureby Erwin Schrodinger
Pub. Date: 10/28/1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Reprint of a classical book first published in 1950. This lucid and profound exposition of Einstein's 1915 theory of gravitation is essential reading. See more details below
Reprint of a classical book first published in 1950. This lucid and profound exposition of Einstein's 1915 theory of gravitation is essential reading.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. The Unconnected Manifold: 1. Invariance; 2. Integrals; Part II. Affinely Connected Manifold: 3. Invariant derivatives; 4. Some relations between ordinary and invariant derivatives; 5. The notion of parallel transfer; 6. The curvature tensor; 7. The geodesics of an affine connexion; 8. The general geometrical hypothesis about gravitation; Part III. Metrically Connected Manifold: 9. Metrical affinities; 10. The meaning of the metric according to the special theory of relativity; 11. Conservation laws and variational principles; 12. Generalizations of Einstein's theory.
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