Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory

University of Chicago Press
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In Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory, David B. Malament presents the basic logical-mathematical 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 Newton-Cartan theory), the concept of rotation in general relativity, and Gödel spacetime. One of the highlights of the book is a no-go 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.
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David B. Malament is professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. He is the editor of Reading Natural Philosophy: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics.
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University of Chicago Press
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Published on
Apr 2, 2012
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9780226502472
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English
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Mathematics / Geometry / General
Science / General
Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Science / Physics / Relativity
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