Towards a Relativistic Theory of Gravity

  • Maurizio Gasperini
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


The need for a relativistic generalization of Newton’s theory of gravity is phenomenologically motivated, and a possible generalization based on the introduction of a space–time metric more general than the Minkowski one is suggested. The crucial role of the equivalence principle is discussed, and shown to provide strong support to the choice of a Riemannian geometric structure.


Equivalence Principle Gravitational Interaction Planetary Orbit General Coordinate Transformation Perihelion Precession 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio Gasperini
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of BariBariItaly

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