Editorial note to: H. Weyl, On the general relativity theory

  title={Editorial note to: H. Weyl, On the general relativity theory},
  author={J. Ehlers},
  journal={General Relativity and Gravitation},
  • J. Ehlers
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • General Relativity and Gravitation
  • In Appendix III of the fifth edition of his book Space, Time, Matter [15] henceforth cited as W (which has not been translated into English), Hermann Weyl derived for the first time, motivated by cosmological considerations, the general frequency shift formula for sources and observers moving arbitrarily in a general spacetime. In his discussion of cosmology (W, 39) he argued for a non-stationary model. In support of this he cited astrophysical considerations (stellar ages and motions), used… CONTINUE READING
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