• Corpus ID: 118431180

Lessons from Einstein's 1915 discovery of general relativity

@article{Smolin2015LessonsFE,
  title={Lessons from Einstein's 1915 discovery of general relativity},
  author={Lee Smolin},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2015}
}
  • L. Smolin
  • Published 23 December 2015
  • Physics, Philosophy
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
There is a myth that Einstein's discovery of general relativity was due to his following beautiful mathematics to discover new insights about nature. I argue that this is an incorrect reading of the history and that what Einstein did was to follow physical insights which arose from asking that the story we tell of how nature works be coherent. 

The Genesis of General Relativity: An Inter-Theoretical Context

the aim of the paper is to amend the received view on the genesis and approval of general relativity (GR) owing to the common scientific practice of its functioning, the history of science data and

Gravitation and cosmology with York time

[Shortened abstract:] In this thesis we investigate a solution to the `problem of time' in canonical quantum gravity by splitting spacetime into surfaces of constant mean curvature parameterised by

Space-time constructivism vs. modal provincialism: Or, how special relativistic theories needn't show Minkowski chronogeometry

  • J. B. Pitts
  • Physics
    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
  • 2019

Disjointed equivalence of Gravitational and Inertial mass

Problem- Contemporary physics offers no underlying reason for the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass. Approach- The equivalence is examined from the new physics provided by the cordus

Entanglement and defect entropies in gauge/gravity duality

In this thesis we investigate and use geometrical prescriptions for the calculation of entanglement entropy in field theories that have a gravity dual according to gauge/gravity duality. The main

GRAVITY WITH TORSION IN NON-CONSERVATIVE MAXWELL-LIKE GAUGE APPROACH

In this work, we take into consideration a generalization of Gauge Theories based on the analysis of the structural characteristics of Maxwell theory, which can be considered as the prototype of su...

Towards Unification of Fundamental Interactions Using Non-Local Hidden-Variable Theory

Problem: The mechanisms whereby force operates are poorly understood at the fundamental level. This is reflected in the difficulty of finding a single coherent theory for explaining all the

Deeper mechanisms for force and the fundamental interactions from a NLHV perspective

Problem: The mechanisms whereby force operates are poorly understood at the fundamental level. This is reflected in the difficulty of finding a single coherent theory for explaining all the

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 16 REFERENCES

Untying the Knot: how Einstein Found his way Back to Field Equations Discarded in the Zurich Notebook

Sometimes the most obvious questions are the most fruitful ones. The Zurich Notebook is a case in point. The notebook shows that Einstein already considered the field equations of general relativity

Forty Years of String Theory Reflecting on the Foundations

The history of string theory started around 1970 when Nambu, Nielsen, and Susskind realized that Veneziano’s 1968 dual model, devised to explain the particle spectrum of the strong interactions,

Unified Theory of Ideals

Unified field theories act to merge the internal symmetries of the standard model into a single group. Here we lay out something different. That is, instead of aiming to unify the internal

Generations: three prints, in colour

A bstractWe point out a somewhat mysterious appearance of SUc(3) representations, which exhibit the behaviour of three full generations of standard model particles. These representations are found in

The Life Of The Cosmos

Required a great electronic book? the life of the cosmos by , the most effective one! Wan na get it? Discover this superb e-book by right here now. Download and install or check out online is readily

Autobiographical Notes

  • L. Loeb
  • History
    Perspectives in biology and medicine
  • 1958
My father went to a trade school for two years and then became a tool-and-die maker and most of his life he worked for "Jaroslaw's Erste Glimmerwarenfabrik" , later renamed "Scherb und Schwer G.m.b.H.", in Berlin.

Did the Universe evolve?

A new type of explanatory mechanism is proposed to account for the fact that many of the dimensionless numbers which characterize particle physics and cosmology take unnatural values. It is proposed

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted,

A Perspective on the Landscape Problem

I discuss the historical roots of the landscape problem and propose criteria for its successful resolution. This provides a perspective to evaluate the possibility to solve it in several of the

Leibniz, THE MONADOLOGY

  • 1999