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General Relativity and the Einstein Equations

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat


General Relativity has passed all experimental and observational tests to model the motion of isolated bodies with strong gravitational fields, though the mathematical and numerical study of these motions is still in its infancy. It is believed that General Relativity models our cosmos, with a manifold of dimensions possibly greater than four and debatable topology opening a vast field of investigation for mathematicians and physicists alike. Remarkable conjectures have been proposed, many results have been obtained but many fundamental questions remain open. This book overviews the basic idea ... More

Keywords: General Relativity, motion of isolated bodies, gravitational fields, cosmos, manifold of dimensions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199230723
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230723.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, author
Membre de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris

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