Relativity without Relativity

@inproceedings{BarbourRelativityWR,
  title={Relativity without Relativity},
  author={Julian Barbour and Brendan Zdon Foster and Niall {\'O} Murchadha}
}
In 1962, Baierlein, Sharp, and Wheeler produced a reparametrisation invariant Lagrangian for general relativity. The BSW action was defined on superspace and looked very like the reparametrisation invariant Jacobi action of classical mechanics in that it was a product of a square root of a potential energy term multiplied by a square root of a kinetic term. The key element, not emphasised to date, is that these are local square roots, taken before one integrates over space. An immediate… CONTINUE READING

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