Einstein's Apple: Homogeneous Einstein Fields

Einstein's Apple: Homogeneous Einstein Fields

by Engelbert L Schucking, Eugene J Surowitz


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ISBN-13: 9789813141599
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/29/2015
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Table of Contents ix

List of Figures xi

0 "The Happiest Thought of My Life" 1

1 Accelerated Frames 13

2 Torsion and Telemotion 28

3 Inertial and Gravitational Fields in Minkowski Spacetime 38

4 The Notion of Torsion 47

5 Homogeneous Fields on Two-dimensional Riemannian Manifolds 60

6 Homogeneous Vector Fields in N-dimensions 79

7 Homogeneous Fields on Three-dimensional Spacetimes: Elementary Cases 94

8 Proper Lorentz Transformations 111

9 Limits of Spacetimes 136

10 Homogeneous Fields in Minkowski Spacetimes 162

11 Euclidean Three-dimensional Spaces 182

12 Homogeneous Fields in Arbitrary Dimension 208

13 Summary 225

Appendix A Basic Concepts 229

Appendix B A Non-trivial Global Frame Bundle 240

Appendix C Geodesies of the Poincaré Half-Plane 244

Appendix D Determination of Homogeneous Fields in Two-dimensional Riemannian Spaces 253

Appendix E Space Expansion 256

Appendix F The Reissner-Nordstrom Isotropic Field 258

Appendix G The Cremona Transformation 262

Appendix H Hessenberg's "Vectorial Foundation of Differential Geometry" 265

Appendix K Gravitation Is Torsion 269

Appendix R References 274

Appendix X Index 284

Appendix N Notations and Conventions 300

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