Studies in the History of General Relativity

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Jean Eisenstaedt, A.J. Kox
Springer Science & Business Media, 7 feb. 1992 - 468 pagina's
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Among the considerations of the two dozen papers are the reception and development of Einstein's theory of general relativity in various institutions around the world; conceptual issues of the theory, especially themes, concepts, and principles associated with his theory of gravity; a number of tech
 

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General Relativity and Portugal A Few Pointers Towards Peripheral Reception Studies
3
The Reception of the Theory of Relativity in Germany as Reflected by Books Published Between 1908 and 1945
15
General Relativity in the Netherlands 19151920
39
The Reception of General Relativity Among British Physicists and Mathematicians 19151930
57
US Air Force Support of General Relativity 19561972
89
Mathematics and General Relativity A Recollection
103
General Relativity at the Turning Point of Its Renewal
109
Conceptual Issues in General Relativity
123
H A Lorentzs Attempt to Give a CoordinateFree Formulation of the General Theory of Relativity
344
Quantization of the Gravitational Field 19301988
364
The First Steps of Quantum Gravity and the Planck Values
367
Dirac Equations in Curved SpaceTime
383
LeviCivita and the GeneralRelativistic Problem of Motion
393
Myron Mathissons and Jan Weyssenhoffs Work on the Problem of Motion in General Relativity
400
The Cauchy Problem in General RelativityThe Early Years
407
Spherical Coordinates in General Relativity from 1915 to 1960 A Physical Interpretation
419

Einstein and Machs Principle
125
Einstein and Eindeutigkeit A Neglected Theme in the Philosophical Background to General Relativity
154
The Correspondence of Albert Einstein and Gustav Mie 19171918
244
An Outline of the History of Einsteins Relativistic Ether Concept
260
The Physical Content of General Covariance
281
Technical Aspects of General Relativity
317
Albert Einsteins 1907 Jahrbuch Paper The First Step from SRT to GRT
319
On the Origin of the Concept of an Einstein Space
336
Relativistic Cosmology
435
Contributions of Lemaitre to General Relativity 19221934
437
SchrŲdinger and Cosmology
453
French Summaries
460
List of Participants
466
Contributors Addresses
467
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Jean Eisenstaedt is Senior Researcher at France's National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) attached to the Paris Observatory. The widely praised French edition of "The Curious History of Relativity" was published as "Einstein et la relativite generale." Eisenstaedt's most recent book is "Avant Einstein. Relativite, lumiere, gravitation" (Before Einstein: Relativity, Light, Gravitation).

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