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Republication of: The dynamics of general relativity

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This article—summarizing the authors’ then novel formulation of General Relativity—appeared as Chap. 7, pp. 227–264, in Gravitation: an introduction to current research, L. Witten, ed. (Wiley, New York, 1962), now long out of print. Intentionally unretouched, this republication as Golden Oldie is intended to provide contemporary accessibility to the flavor of the original ideas. Some typographical corrections have been made: footnote and page numbering have changed–but not section nor equation numbering, etc. Current institutional affiliations are encoded in: arnowitt@physics.tamu.edu, deser@brandeis.edu, misner@umd.edu.

An editorial note to this paper and biographies of the authors can be found via doi:10.1007/s10714-008-0649-x.

Original paper

R. Arnowitt, S. Deser and C. W. Misner, in Gravitation: an introduction to current research (Chap. 7). Edited by Louis Witten. John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, London, 1962, pp. 227–265. Reprinted with the kind permissions of the editor, Louis Witten, and of all three authors