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The General Theory of Relativity (Continued)

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter shows that in the limit of weak fields and low velocities, the equation of the geodesic line reduces to Newton's equation of motion. It proceeds to derive the gravitational field ... More


Shape Dynamics: Relativity and Relationalism

Flavio Mercati

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789475
eISBN:
9780191831294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789475.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Shape Dynamics is a new theory of gravity that is based on fewer and more fundamental first principles than General Relativity. The most important feature of this theory is the replacement of ... More


Newton’s Bucket

Flavio Mercati

in Shape Dynamics: Relativity and Relationalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789475
eISBN:
9780191831294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789475.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes the fundamental problem at the core of Newton’s dynamics: the definition of inertia. This is provided by an absolute structure in Newtonian mechanics, but, as Leibniz and later ... More


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