Einstein's Gravitational Field Equations and the Bianchi Identities

Rowe, David E.
September 2002
Mathematical Intelligencer;Fall2002, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p57
Academic Journal
Discusses the difficulties underwent by Albert Einstein in November 1915 before he finally arrived at generally covariant equations for the gravitational field. Competition between David Hilbert; Theory of relativity; Observation that Einstein did not know of the Bianchi identities; Einstein's hole argument which aims to show how generally covariant field equations would lead to multiple solutions.


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