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Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory
University of Chicago Press, 2012 Cloth: 9780226502458  eISBN: 9780226502472 Library of Congress Classification QC173.55.M353 2012 Dewey Decimal Classification 531.14
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In Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory, David B. Malament presents the basic logicalmathematical structure of general relativity and considers a number of special topics concerning the foundations of general relativity and its relation to Newtonian gravitation theory. These special topics include the geometrized formulation of Newtonian theory (also known as NewtonCartan theory), the concept of rotation in general relativity, and Gödel spacetime. One of the highlights of the book is a nogo theorem that can be understood to show that there is no criterion of orbital rotation in general relativity that fully answers to our classical intuitions. Topics is intended for both students and researchers in mathematical physics and philosophy of science. See other books on: Foundations  Geometry  Mathematics  Physics  Relativity See other titles from University of Chicago Press 
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