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Title 100 years of gravity and accelerated frames : the deepest insights of Einstein and Yang-Mills / editors, Jong-Ping Hsu, Dana Fine
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ ; London : World Scientific, [2005]
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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 scalar-tensor theory of gravity -- Yang-Mills' 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.
Relativity (Physics)
Yang-Mills theory.
Form Electronic book
Author Fine, Dana.
Hsu, J. P. (Jong-Ping)
LC no. 2005050077
ISBN 1281905798
9789812563354 (alk. paper)
9789812703408 (electronic bk.)
9812563350 (alk. paper)
9812703403 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
Other Titles One hundred years of gravity and accelerated frames