The Genesis of General Relativity

ISBN: 978-1-4020-3999-7 (Print) 978-1-4020-4000-9 (Online)

Table of contents (50 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-6

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      Pages 7-20

      Introduction to Volumes 1 and 2: The Zurich Notebook and the Genesis of General Relativity

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      Pages 21-80

      Classical Physics In Disarray

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      Pages 81-111

      The First Two Acts

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      Pages 113-312

      Pathways out of Classical Physics

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      Pages 313-487

      Einstein's Zurich Notebook

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      Pages 489-714

      A Commentary on the Notes on Gravity in the Zurich Notebook

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      Pages 715-783

      What was Einstein's “Fateful Prejudice”?

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      Pages 787-837

      What did Einstein know and when did He know it? A Besso Memo Dated August 1913

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      Pages 839-925

      Untying the Knot: how Einstein Found his way Back to Field Equations Discarded in the Zurich Notebook

  2. The Gravitational Force between Mechanics and Electrodynamics

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      Pages 926-944

      Gravitation in the Twilight of Classical Physics: An Introduction

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      Pages 945-1000

      The Third Way to General Relativity: Einstein and Mach in Context

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      Pages 1001-1037

      Gravitation

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      Pages 1038-1052

      Considerations on Gravitation

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      Pages 1053-1071

      Absolute or Relative Motion?

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      Pages 1072-1080

      On Absolute and Relative Motion

  3. An Astronomical Road to a New Theory of Gravitation

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      Pages 1081-1108

      The Continuity Between Classical and Relativistic Cosmology in the Work of Karl Schwarzschild

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      Pages 1109-1117

      Things at Rest in the Universe

  4. A New Law of Gravitation Enforced by Special Relativity

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      Pages 1118-1178

      Breaking in the 4-Vectors: The Four-Dimensional Movement in Gravitation, 1905–1910

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      Pages 1179-1198

      On The Dynamics of the Electron (Excerpts)

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      Pages 1199-1212

      Mechanics and the Relativity Postulate

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