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Space-Time Structure

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  • Date Published: February 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511892219

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  • In response to repeated requests this classic book on space-time structure by Professor Erwin Schrödinger is now available in the Cambridge Science Classics series. First published in 1950, and reprinted in 1954 and 1960, this lucid and profound exposition of Einstein's 1915 theory of gravitation still provides valuable reading for students and research workers in the field.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511892219
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • 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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    Erwin Schrödinger

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