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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 8, Issue 9–10, pp 695–708 | Cite as

On general-relativistic and gauge field theories

  • Hans-Jürgen Treder
  • Wolfgang Yourgrau
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Abstract

The fundamental open questions of general relativity theory are the unification of the gravitational field with other fields, aiming at a unified geometrization of physics, as well as the renormalization of relativistic gravitational theory in order to obtain their self-consistent solutions. These solutions are to furnish field-theoretic particle models—a problem first discussed by Einstein. In addition, we are confronted with the issue of a coupling between gravitational and matter fields determined (not only) by Einstein's principle of equivalence, and also with the question of the geometric meaning of a gravitational quantum theory. In our view, all these problems are so closely related that they warrant a general solution. We treat mainly the concepts suggested by Einstein and Weyl.

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Field Theory General Relativity General Solution Quantum Theory Gravitational Field 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Jürgen Treder
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Yourgrau
    • 2
  1. 1.Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Zentralinstitut für AstrophysikPostdam-Babelsberg
  2. 2.Foundations of PhysicsUniversity of DenverDenver

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