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Nonlocal Gravity

Bahram Mashhoon


A postulate of locality permeates through the special and general theories of relativity. First, Lorentz invariance is extended in a pointwise manner to actual, namely, accelerated observers in Minkowski spacetime. This hypothesis of locality is then employed crucially in Einstein’s local principle of equivalence to render observers pointwise inertial in a gravitational field. Field measurements are intrinsically nonlocal, however. To go beyond the locality postulate in Minkowski spacetime, the past history of the accelerated observer must be taken into account in accordance with the Bohr-Rose ... More

Keywords: Lorentz invariance, hypothesis of locality, Einstein’s theory of gravitation, Bohr-Rosenfeld principle, history dependence, gravitational memory, nonlocal gravity (NLG), dark matter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198803805
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803805.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bahram Mashhoon, author
Professor of Physics (retired), Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri