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Shape dynamics : relativity and relationalism

Author: Flavio Mercati
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Shape Dynamics is a radical yet soundly based reinterpretation of Einstein's theory of gravity that has opened up new approaches to gravity research. This text offers both a brief introduction and a detailed walk-through of the motivations for the theory, its development from first principles and an in-depth look at its present status.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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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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