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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

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

Laurent Baulieu

John Iliopoulos

Roland Sénéor

Oxford University Press

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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