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Classical General Relativity

  title={Classical General Relativity},
  author={D. Malament},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  • D. Malament
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
  • This survey paper is divided into two parts. In the first (section 2), I give a brief account of the structure of classical relativity theory. In the second (section 3), I discuss three special topics: (i) the status of the relative simultaneity relation in the context of Minkowski spacetime; (ii) the "geometrized" version of Newtonian gravitation theory (also known as Newton-Cartan theory); and (iii) the possibility of recovering the global geometric structure of spacetime from its "causal… CONTINUE READING
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