New Delhi, Viva Books Private Limited: 2017
Seller ID: 702099
In about 1915, Einstein and Hilbert independently inferred a field equation of general relativity based on the geometry then known to them. Almost since inception this equation was criticised by prominent physicists and mathematicians, notably Schröedinger (1918) and Cartan (early twenties). The latter clearly informed Einstein that the type of geometry that he used had a fundamental error in it, it omitted consideration of a quantity known as spacetime torsion and used the wrong symmetry for the geometrical connection. These criticisms were brushed aside when Eddington claimed to have verifi... View More...