Relational Quadrilateralland. I. The Classical Theory

  title={Relational Quadrilateralland. I. The Classical Theory},
  author={Edward Anderson},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  • E. Anderson
  • Published 19 February 2012
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
Relational particle mechanics models bolster the relational side of the absolute versus relational motion debate, and are additionally toy models for the dynamical formulation of General Relativity and its Problem of Time. They cover two aspects that the more commonly studied minisuperspace General Relativity models do not: 1) by having a nontrivial notion of structure and thus of cosmological structure formation and of localized records. 2) They have linear as well as quadratic constraints… 
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