Republication of: Contributions to Einstein’s theory of gravitation

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This is the English translation by Jörg Frauendiener of a paper by Ludwig Flamm, first published in 1916, in which the author aims to render the conclusions of Einstein’s paper on the perihelion shift of Mercury and Schwarzschild’s (1916) papers clearer, more transparent and, in particular those relating to photon orbits, more accurate. The paper has been selected by the Editors of General Relativity and Gravitation for re-publication in the Golden Oldies series of the journal. This republication is accompanied by an editorial note written by Gary W. Gibbons, and by a brief biography of L. Flamm, written by Hubert Goenner and Malcolm A.H. MacCallum.

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Correspondence to Ludwig Flamm.

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An editorial note to this paper and a biography can be found in this issue preceding this Golden Oldie and online via doi: 10.1007/s10714-015-1907-3.

Original paper: Ludwig Flamm, Beiträge zur Einsteinschen Gravitationstheorie, Physikalische Zeitschrift XVII (1916), pp. 448–454. Reprinted with the kind permission of Maria Zöllner (Ludwig Flamm’s daughter and heir) and Deutscher Apotheker Verlag. © Deutscher Apotheker Verlag 1916. Translated by Jörg Frauendiener, joergf@maths.otago.ac.nz.

L. Flamm (Deceased December 4, 1964)

Editorial responsibility: M. A. H. MacCallum, e-mail: m.a.h.maccallum@qmul.ac.uk.

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Flamm, L. Republication of: Contributions to Einstein’s theory of gravitation. Gen Relativ Gravit 47, 72 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10714-015-1908-2

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  • Differential Geometry