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Teleparallel Gravity

An Introduction

  • Ruben Aldrovandi
  • José Geraldo Pereira

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 173)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 1-15
  3. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 17-23
  4. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 25-38
  5. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 39-50
  6. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 51-57
  7. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 59-72
  8. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 73-81
  9. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 83-87
  10. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 89-100
  11. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 101-110
  12. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 111-120
  13. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 121-128
  14. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 129-141
  15. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 143-149
  16. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 151-158
  17. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 159-170
  18. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 171-177
  19. Ruben Aldrovandi, José Geraldo Pereira
    Pages 179-186
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 187-214

About this book

Introduction

Teleparallel Gravity (TG) is an alternative theory for gravitation, which is equivalent to General Relativity (GR). However, it is conceptually different. For example in GR geometry replaces the concept of force, and the trajectories are determined by geodesics. TG attributes gravitation to torsion, which accounts for gravitation by acting as a force.
TG has already solved some old problems of gravitation (like the energy-momentum density of the gravitational field). The interest in TG has grown in the last few years.
The book here proposed will be the first one dedicated exclusively to TG, and will include the foundations of the theory, as well as applications to specific problems to illustrate how the theory works.

Keywords

Bianchi Identities Colella-Overhauser-Werner Experiment Connection Space Dirac Spinor Field Distant Parallelism Duality Simmetry Gauge Theories Gravitomagnetic Field Kaluza-Klein Theory Teleparallel Gravity Teleparallelism Torsion Decomposition

Authors and affiliations

  • Ruben Aldrovandi
    • 1
  • José Geraldo Pereira
    • 2
  1. 1., Instituto de Física TeóricaUniversidade Estadual PaulistaSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2., Instituto de Física TeóricaUniversidade Estadual PaulistaSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5143-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5142-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5143-9
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