Volume 11 2005

The Universe of General Relativity

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ISBN: 978-0-8176-4380-5 (Print) 978-0-8176-4454-3 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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    Pages 1-13

    Fresnel’s (Dragging) Coefficient as a Challenge to 19th Century Optics of Moving Bodies

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    Pages 15-37

    Poincaré’s Relativistic Theory of Gravitation

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    Pages 39-51

    Standing on the Shoulders of a Dwarf: General Relativity—A Triumph of Einstein and Grossmann’s Erroneous Entwurf Theory

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    Pages 53-65

    Before the Riemann Tensor: The Emergence of Einstein’s Double Strategy

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    Pages 67-102

    A Conjecture on Einstein, the Independent Reality of Spacetime Coordinate Systems and the Disaster of 1913

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    Pages 103-108

    Einstein and the Principle of General Relativity, 1916–1921

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    Pages 109-124

    Einstein and the Problem of Motion: A Small Clue

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    Pages 125-135

    A Note on General Relativity, Energy Conservation, and Noether’s Theorems

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    Pages 137-156

    Weyl vs. Reichenbach on Lichtgeometrie

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    Pages 157-174

    Dingle and de Sitter Against the Metaphysicians, or Two Ways to Keep Modern Cosmology Physical

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    Pages 175-188

    George Gamow and the ‘Factual Approach’ to Relativistic Cosmology

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    Pages 189-221

    George McVittie, The Uncompromising Empiricist

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    Pages 223-257

    False Vacuum: Early Universe Cosmology and the Development of Inflation

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    Pages 259-276

    Hilbert’s “World Equations” and His Vision of a Unified Science

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    Pages 277-302

    Einstein, Kaluza, and the Fifth Dimension

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    Pages 303-325

    Unified Field Theory: Early History and Interplay Between Mathematics and Physics

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    Pages 327-338

    Is Quantum Gravity Necessary?

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    Pages 339-356

    Einstein in the Daily Press: A Glimpse into the Gehrcke Papers

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    Pages 357-371

    Syracuse: 1949–1952

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    Pages 373-383

    A Biased and Personal Description of GR at Syracuse University, 1951–1961