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de Sitter Projective Relativity

Springerbriefs in Physics


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This book presents the Projective approach to de Sitter Relativity. It traces the development of renewed interest in models of the universe at constant positive curvature such as "vacuum" geometry. The De Sitter Theory of Relativity, formulated in 1917 with Willem De Sitter's solution of the Einstein equations, was used in different fields during the 1950s and 1960s, in the work of H. Bacry, J.M. LevyLeblond  and  F.Gursey, to name some important contributors. From the 1960s to 1980s, L. Fantappie and G. Arcidiacono provided an elegant group approach to the De Sitter universe putting the basis for special and general projective relativity. Today such suggestions flow into a unitary scenario, and this way the De Sitter Relativity is no more a "missing opportunity" (F. Dyson, 1972), but has a central role in theoretical physics. In this volume a systematic presentation is given of the De Sitter Projective relativity, with the recent developments in projective general relativity and quantum cosmology.

De Sitter Relativity: A Sixty-Year-Long Story.- Steps Towards the de Sitter Relativity.- Projective Special Relativity.- Point, Fluid and Wave Mechanics.- Cosmic Electromagnetism.- Projective General Relativity (PGR).

ISBN: 9783319522708
ISBN-10: 3319522701
Series: Springerbriefs in Physics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 108
Published: 30th March 2017
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.69
Weight (kg): 0.19