Space-Time Structure

Space-Time Structure

by Erwin Schrodinger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521315204

ISBN-13: 9780521315203

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

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.

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Reprint of a classical book first published in 1950. This lucid and profound exposition of Einstein's 1915 theory of gravitation is essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521315203
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Science Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

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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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