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Global Principles and the Theory of Gravitation

  • Hans-Jürgen Treder
  • Horst-Heino von Borzeszkowski
  • Alwyn van der Merwe
  • Wolfgang Yourgrau

Abstract

In order to attempt a global description of gravitation, one has to consider the entire cosmos, rather than infinitesimal space—time regions. Unfortunately, our experience from nongravitational physics is in the first instance of no use in this approach, as the physics in question has a local, field-theoretical, character. We are left with only one possibility : Start with a global formulation of gravitational law, and afterwards attempt to relate it to local, gravitational as well as nongravitational, physics.

Keywords

Gravitational Potential Inertial Mass Particle Cloud Canonical Equation Canonical Momentum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Jürgen Treder
    • 1
  • Horst-Heino von Borzeszkowski
    • 1
  • Alwyn van der Merwe
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Yourgrau
    • 2
  1. 1.Zentralinstitut für AstrophysikPotsdam-BabelsbergGermany
  2. 2.University of DenverDenverUSA

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