# Action at a Distance and Cosmology: A Historical Perspective

@article{Narlikar2003ActionAA, title={Action at a Distance and Cosmology: A Historical Perspective}, author={J. Narlikar}, journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics}, year={2003}, volume={41}, pages={169-189} }

▪ Abstract The first law of theoretical physics, the Newtonian law of gravitation, relies on the concept of action at a distance. The success of this law led to the concept being applied to electricity and magnetism, which were next to be explored in depth. Here the action at a distance had a limited success and ultimately had to be abandoned in favor of the increasingly more popular field theory. Nevertheless, in the 1940s, an attempt was made to revive the concept of action at a distance in a… Expand

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