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Teleparallel gravity : an introduction

Author: R Aldrovandi; José Geraldo Pereira
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Fundamental theories of physics, v. 173.
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This is the first book devoted to teleparallel Gravity (TG), an alternative theory for gravitation, which is equivalent to General Relativity (GR). Shows how TG attributes gravitation to torsion,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Aldrovandi; José Geraldo Pereira
ISBN: 9789400751422 9400751427
OCLC Number: 796763310
Description: xiii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: From the Content: Basic Notions.- Linear Frames and Tetrads.- Connections.- Gauge Theories and Gravitation.- The Gauge Tenets.- General Relativity.- Gravitation and the Gauge Paradigm.- Fundamentals of Teleparallel Gravity.- Geometrical Setting.- Particle Mechanics.- Free Particles Revisited.- Basic Notions.- Free Equation of Motion.- Global Formulation for Gravity.- Phase Factor Approach.- Colella-Overhauser-Werner Experiment.- Hodge Dual for Soldered Bundles.- Why a New Dual.- Dual Torsion.- Lagrangian and Field Equations.- Lagrangian of Teleparallel Gravity.-Gravitational Energy-Momentum Density.- Field Equations and Conservation Laws.- Teleparallel Gravity.- General Relativity.- Gravitation Without the Equivalence Principle.- Introductory Remarks.- Gravitational Coupling of the Fundamental Fields.- Gravitational Coupling Revisited.- Duality Symmetry.- Duality Symmetry and Gravitation.- Teleparallel Kaluza-Klein Theory.- Kaluza-Klein Theory: a Brief Review.- The Connection Space .- Translations in the Connection Space.- A Glimpse on Einstein-Cartan.- Epilogue.
Series Title: Fundamental theories of physics, v. 173.
Responsibility: Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira.
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