General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 40, Issue 9, pp 1997–2027 | Cite as

Republication of: The dynamics of general relativity

  • Richard ArnowittEmail author
  • Stanley DeserEmail author
  • Charles W. MisnerEmail author
Golden Oldie


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:,,


General Relativity Constraint Equation Canonical Form Poisson Bracket Canonical Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Mailstop 057, Brandeis UniversityWalthamUSA
  3. 3.Lauritsen LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  4. 4.Gravitation Theory Group, Department of Physics, Room 4205DUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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