Description 
1 online resource (xxxvii, 623 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Advanced series on theoretical physical science ; v. 9 

Advanced series on theoretical physical science ; v. 9

Contents 
The dawn of gravitation  Einstein's deepest insight and its early impacts  The scalartensor theory of gravity  YangMills' deepest insight and its relation to gravity  Accelerated frames: Generalizing the Lorentz transformations  Quantum gravity and 'Ghosts'  Gauge theories of gravity  Alternate approaches to gravity: Roads less traveled by  Experimental tests of gravitational theories  Other perspectives 
Summary 
Annotation This collection of papers presents ideas and problems arising over the past 100 years regarding classical and quantum gravity, gauge theories of gravity, and spacetime transformations of accelerated frames. Both Einstein's theory of gravity and the Yang?Mills theory are gauge invariant. The invariance principles in physics have transcended both kinetic and dynamic properties and are at the very heart of our understanding of the physical world. In this spirit, this book attempts to survey the development of various formulations for gravitational and Yang?Mills fields and spacetime transformations of accelerated frames, and to reveal their associated problems and limitations. The aim is to present some of the leading ideas and problems discussed by physicists and mathematicians. We highlight three aspects: formulations of gravity as a Yang?Mills field, first discussed by Utiyama; problems of gravitational theory, discussed by Feynman, Dyson and others; spacetime properties and the physi 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Einstein field equations.


Gravitation.


Relativity (Physics)


YangMills theory.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Fine, Dana.


Hsu, J. P. (JongPing)

LC no. 
2005050077 
ISBN 
1281905798 

9781281905796 

9789812563354 (alk. paper) 

9789812703408 (electronic bk.) 

9812563350 (alk. paper) 

9812703403 (electronic bk.) 

(alk. paper) 
