Einstein’s Field Equations and Their Physical Implications

Selected Essays in Honour of Jürgen Ehlers

  • Bernd G. Schmidt
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 540)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Helmut Friedrich, Alan Rendall
    Pages 127-223
  3. Luc Blanchet
    Pages 225-271
  4. Robert Beig, Bernd Schmidt
    Pages 325-372
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 427-433

About these proceedings


This book serves two purposes. The authors present important aspects of modern research on the mathematical structure of Einstein's field equations and they show how to extract their physical content from them by mathematically exact methods. The essays are devoted to exact solutions and to the Cauchy problem of the field equations as well as to post-Newtonian approximations that have direct physical implications. Further topics concern quantum gravity and optics in gravitational fields.
The book addresses researchers in relativity and differential geometry but can also be used as additional reading material for graduate students.


Einstein's equation Geometrical Optics Gravitational Lensing Gravity Post Newtonian Approximation Quantum Gravity Relativity astrophysics differential geometry general relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd G. Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für GravitationshysikAlbert-Einstein-InstitutGolmGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67073-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46580-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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