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by David B. Malament


The topics discussed are very interesting and cannot be found in other books on general relativity, and Malament’s .

The topics discussed are very interesting and cannot be found in other books on general relativity, and Malament’s treatment of them is extremely thorough and careful throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. David Garfinkle, Oakland University). David B. Malament is professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. Series: Chicago Lectures in Physics.

David Malament has written an introduction to general relativity the-. ples of Newtonian mechanics? In the Newton-Cartan theory this mystery

David Malament has written an introduction to general relativity the-. ory from which any mention of partial differential equations, black holes, or. observations, is conspicuously missing. ples of Newtonian mechanics? In the Newton-Cartan theory this mystery. evaporates, and the gravitational field is revealed as an affine connection on. spacetime-just as in general relativity theory, which is where it comes from. All in all, Malament’s well written book repays study.

His book Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory (Chicago, 2012) was awarded the 2014 Lakatos Award. Malament's work focuses the conceptual foundations of the special and general theories of relativity. Regarding whether simultaneity in special relativity, the Einstein synchronisation is conventional, Malament argues against conventionalism and is regarded by some as having refuted Adolf Grünbaum's argument for conventionalism

Hardcover, 368 pages. Published May 15th 2012 by University of Chicago Press (first published April 2nd 2012).

In Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory, David B. Malament presents the basic structure of general relativity and considers a number of special topics concerning the foundations of general relativity and its relation to Newtonian gravitation theory. Hardcover, 368 pages.

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Chicago Lectures in Physics. These special topics include the geometrized formulation of Newtonian theory (also known as Newton-Cartan theory), the concept of rotation in general relativity, and Godel spacetime. One of the highlights of the book is a no-go theorem that can be understood to show that there is no criterion of orbital rotation in general relativity that fully answers to our classical intuitions.

Gravitation Theory, David B. Malament is published by University of Chicago Press

The book Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory, David B. Malament is published by University of Chicago Press. In Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory, David B. These special topics include the geometrized formulation of Newtonian theory (also known as Newton-Cartan theory), the concept of rotation in general relativity, and Gödel spacetime.

of special topics concerning the foundations of general relativity and its .

David B. Malament - 2012 - Chicago: Chicago University Press. On Relative Orbital Rotation in Relativity Theory. Malament - 1999 - In A. Ashtekar (e., Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics. Classical Relativity Theory. David Malament - 2005 - In Jeremy N. Butterfield & John Earman (ed., Philosophy of Physics. On the Possibility of Supertasks in General Relativity. The Theory of Quantum Gravitation and the Theory of Relativity. Jan Dubnicka - 2011 - Filozofia 66 (4):325-335. The Physical Theories and Infinite Hierarchical Nesting of Matter, Volume 1. Sergey G. Fedosin - 2014 - LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

Malament, . Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian . In: Inertia and Gravitation. Lecture Notes in Physics, vol 897. Springer, Cham. Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory. University of Chicago Press, Chicago (2012) Scholar. Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems. Academic, New York (1965). English translation in The Genesis of general relativity (ed. by J. Renn) vol. 3, pp. 183–189. Springer, Dordrecht (2004)Google Scholar. Seeliger, . Über das Beharrungsgesetz.

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In Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory, David B. Malament presents the basic logical-mathematical structure of general relativity and considers a number of special topics concerning the foundations of general relativity and its relation to Newtonian gravitation theory. These special topics include the geometrized formulation of Newtonian theory (also known as Newton-Cartan theory), the concept of rotation in general relativity, and Gödel spacetime. One of the highlights of the book is a no-go theorem that can be understood to show that there is no criterion of orbital rotation in general relativity that fully answers to our classical intuitions. Topics is intended for both students and researchers in mathematical physics and philosophy of science.

Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory (Chicago Lectures in Physics) epub download

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Author: David B. Malament

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Bluecliff
Given that there already exist a plethora of brilliantly written GR books, one would naturally be inclined to ask what this book has to offer that others already do not. In fact the greatest strength of this book lies in how wonderfully different it is from the typical GR text.

The typical GR book generally consists of basic differential geometry, heuristic motivation for Einstein's equations and a discussion of the equivalence principle/local inertial frames, discussions of basic properties of standard solutions like Schwarzschild, Kerr, and FRW, and perhaps more advanced physical or mathematical aspects of GR (c.f. MTW and Wald respectively).

The book in question however starts with a very detailed and careful discussion of the differential geometry necessary for GR, giving special care to topics such as volume elements and submanifolds that are completely glossed over in other books. Then one has a discussion of various foundational topics in GR such as causal structure, local 3+1 decompositions of space-time relative to observers, fluids and EM fields in curved space-times, causality conditions for the energy-momentum tensor, the geodesic hypothesis, and a purely geometric motivation of Einstein's equation from Newtonian gravitation. The highlight of the book, in my opinion, is chapter 3 as it has an extremely insightful and intuitive yet rigorous discussion of Godel space-time and the concept of orbital rotation in GR, in particular how one has various equivalent notions of rotation in Newtonian theory that become nonequivalent in rotational space-times e.g. the notion of rotation as determined by a set of local Fermi-Walker transported gyroscopes versus that determined by the Sagnac effect and the relation of these concepts to vorticity and angular momentum.

Obviously this book is not meant to be an introduction to GR, which is made clear by the author at the outset. For example it does not provide a means of performing practical GR calculations as the entire book is done in a completely coordinate-free manner using abstract index notation exclusively which, while extremely elegant and geometric, does not lend to down to Earth computations, nor does it discuss the conceptual basics of GR such as the equivalence principle or topics that are part of contemporary GR research. But if used as supplementary reading to a standard GR book then it would be the perfect way to gain intuition about more advanced foundational aspects of GR such as rotation and causality.
Bluecliff
Given that there already exist a plethora of brilliantly written GR books, one would naturally be inclined to ask what this book has to offer that others already do not. In fact the greatest strength of this book lies in how wonderfully different it is from the typical GR text.

The typical GR book generally consists of basic differential geometry, heuristic motivation for Einstein's equations and a discussion of the equivalence principle/local inertial frames, discussions of basic properties of standard solutions like Schwarzschild, Kerr, and FRW, and perhaps more advanced physical or mathematical aspects of GR (c.f. MTW and Wald respectively).

The book in question however starts with a very detailed and careful discussion of the differential geometry necessary for GR, giving special care to topics such as volume elements and submanifolds that are completely glossed over in other books. Then one has a discussion of various foundational topics in GR such as causal structure, local 3+1 decompositions of space-time relative to observers, fluids and EM fields in curved space-times, causality conditions for the energy-momentum tensor, the geodesic hypothesis, and a purely geometric motivation of Einstein's equation from Newtonian gravitation. The highlight of the book, in my opinion, is chapter 3 as it has an extremely insightful and intuitive yet rigorous discussion of Godel space-time and the concept of orbital rotation in GR, in particular how one has various equivalent notions of rotation in Newtonian theory that become nonequivalent in rotational space-times e.g. the notion of rotation as determined by a set of local Fermi-Walker transported gyroscopes versus that determined by the Sagnac effect and the relation of these concepts to vorticity and angular momentum.

Obviously this book is not meant to be an introduction to GR, which is made clear by the author at the outset. For example it does not provide a means of performing practical GR calculations as the entire book is done in a completely coordinate-free manner using abstract index notation exclusively which, while extremely elegant and geometric, does not lend to down to Earth computations, nor does it discuss the conceptual basics of GR such as the equivalence principle or topics that are part of contemporary GR research. But if used as supplementary reading to a standard GR book then it would be the perfect way to gain intuition about more advanced foundational aspects of GR such as rotation and causality.
Acrobat
Since "Foundations of space time theories" de Michael Friedmann I had not seen a deep and tecnically sophisticated book on the philosophy of space time. For many it could seems that Malament book is a standard textbook on relativity theory, with the widespread introduction to tensor calculus or modern coordinate free differential geometry. It is, of course, but it is mucho more and, overall, a discussion of philosophical points. A nice and rewarding reading
Acrobat
Since "Foundations of space time theories" de Michael Friedmann I had not seen a deep and tecnically sophisticated book on the philosophy of space time. For many it could seems that Malament book is a standard textbook on relativity theory, with the widespread introduction to tensor calculus or modern coordinate free differential geometry. It is, of course, but it is mucho more and, overall, a discussion of philosophical points. A nice and rewarding reading