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Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198788393

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198788393.001.0001

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General Relativity: A Field Theory of Gravitation

General Relativity: A Field Theory of Gravitation

Chapter:
(p.73) 4 General Relativity: A Field Theory of Gravitation
Source:
From Classical to Quantum Fields
Author(s):

Laurent Baulieu

John Iliopoulos

Roland Sénéor

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198788393.003.0004

General relativity. The equivalence principle and the derivation of the Einstein–Hilbert equations. The geometrical notions of curvature and affine connection are introduced. Geodesics and the bending of light by a gravitational field. General relativity as a gauge invariant classical field theory.

Keywords:   general relativity, equivalence principle, Einstein–Hilbert equations, curvature, geodesic, general covariance

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