Foundations of Physics

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 9–18 | Cite as

Gravitation and Riemannian space

  • C. Lanczos


The field equations of the quadratic action principle of relativity are solved, assuming a weak perturbation of the basic structure, which is a highly agitated Riemannian lattice field of a very small lattice constant. A field emerges which can be interpreted as the weak gravitational field of an apparently Minkowskian space. This field does not coincide with Einstein's theory of weak gravitational fields. Whereas the redshift remains unchanged, the light deflection becomes reduced by11.1% of the value predicted by Einstein.


Lattice Constant Basic Structure Field Equation Gravitational Field Minkowskian Space 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Lanczos
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  1. 1.School for Theoretical PhysicsDublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublinIreland

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