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De Sitter Projective Relativity

  • Ignazio Licata
  • Leonardo Chiatti
  • Elmo Benedetto
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ignazio Licata, Leonardo Chiatti, Elmo Benedetto
    Pages 1-20
  3. Ignazio Licata, Leonardo Chiatti, Elmo Benedetto
    Pages 21-32
  4. Ignazio Licata, Leonardo Chiatti, Elmo Benedetto
    Pages 33-40
  5. Ignazio Licata, Leonardo Chiatti, Elmo Benedetto
    Pages 41-65
  6. Ignazio Licata, Leonardo Chiatti, Elmo Benedetto
    Pages 67-73
  7. Ignazio Licata, Leonardo Chiatti, Elmo Benedetto
    Pages 75-96
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 97-108

About this book

Introduction

This book presents the Projective approach to de Sitter Relativity. It traces the development of renewed interest in models of the universe at constant positive curvature such as "vacuum" geometry. The De Sitter Theory of Relativity, formulated in 1917 with Willem De Sitter's solution of the Einstein equations, was used in different fields during the 1950s and 1960s, in the work of H. Bacry, J.M. LevyLeblond  and  F.Gursey, to name some important contributors. From the 1960s to 1980s, L. Fantappié and G. Arcidiacono provided an elegant group approach to the De Sitter universe putting the basis for special and general projective relativity. Today such suggestions flow into a unitary scenario, and this way the De Sitter Relativity is no more a "missing opportunity" (F. Dyson, 1972), but has a central role in theoretical physics. In this volume a systematic presentation is given of the De Sitter Projective relativity, with the recent developments in projective general relativity and quantum cosmology.

Keywords

theory of relativity models in cosmology De Sitter relativity projective special relativity cosmic electromagnetism projective general relativity curvature and torsion in PGR

Authors and affiliations

  • Ignazio Licata
    • 1
  • Leonardo Chiatti
    • 2
  • Elmo Benedetto
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. for Scientific Methodologyc/o CNR - ISEM Inst. for Scientific MethodologyPalermoItaly
  2. 2.AUSL Medical Physics Laboratory ViterboItaly
  3. 3.Dept. of EngineeringUniversità degli Studi del Sannio Dept. of EngineeringBeneventoItaly

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