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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Mercati, Flavio. Shape dynamics. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018 (OCoLC)1004762243 |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Flavio Mercati |

ISBN: | 9780192506603 0192506609 9780191831294 0191831298 |

OCLC Number: | 1027965329 |

Description: | 1 online resource |

Contents: | Part I : historical motivation -- Newton's bucket -- Origins of the Mach -- Poincare principle -- Part II : Relational particle dynamics -- Barbour-Bertotti best matching -- Best matching : technical details -- Hamiltonian formulation -- Part III : Relational field theory -- Relativity without relativity -- York's solution to the initial-value problem -- A derivation of shape dynamics -- Cotton-squared theory -- Part IV: Shape dynamics -- Historical interlude -- Shape dynamics and the linking theory -- Solutions of shape dynamics. |

Responsibility: | Flavio Mercati. |

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Shape Dynamics is a new theory of gravity based on fewer and arguably more fundamental principles than the general theory of relativity. It reproduces all of the hitherto confirmed predictions of Einstein's theory but is much more restrictive in the solutions that it allows. Besides being therefore a more strongly predictive theory, it also reveals new aspects of gravity that have the potential to transform our understanding of the Big Bang and black holes.Flavio Mercati has been actively involved with the recent exciting developments of Shape Dynamics. His monograph includes a valuable account of the historical background to the theory and its conceptual underpinnings. It is an excellent introduction suitable for readers of a wide range of abilities: fromphysics and mathematics undergraduates, to active gravitational and cosmological researchers. * Julian Barbour, author of The Discovery of Dynamics and The End of Time * Read more...

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