Table of contents for Anticipations of Einstein in the general theory of relativity / by Christopher Jon Bjerknes.


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 1 Hilbert's Proofs Prove Hilbert's Priority. . . . . . 7
 1.1 Introduction . . . . . 7
 1.2 Corry, Renn and Stachel's Reckless Revisionism . . . . . .7
 1.3 Historical Background and the Correspondence . . . . . . 11
 1.4 Hilbert's Proofs Prove Hilbert's Priority. . . . . .18
 1.5 A Question of Character. . . . .21
 1.6 A Question of Ability. . . . . .29
 1.7 Conclusion . . . . . .31
 
 2 Gerber's Formula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
 2.1 Introduction . . . . .33
 2.2 How Fast Does Gravity Go?. . . . . . 34
 2.3 Gerber's Formula was Well-Known. . . . . .38
 2.4 Einstein's Fudge . . . . . 54
 2.5 Conclusion . . . . . .62
 
 3 Soldner's Prediction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
 3.1 Introduction . . . . .65
 3.2 Soldner's Hypothesis and Solution. . . . .66
 3.3 Einstein Knew the Newtonian Prediction . . . . 68
 3.4 Soldner's Formulation. . . . . .74
 3.5 Conclusion . . . . . .77
 
 4 The Principle of Equivalence, Etc. . . . . . . . . .79
 4.1 Introduction . . . . .79
 4.2 Eötvös' Experimental Fact and Planck's Proposition . . . . . 111
 4.3 Kinertia's Elevator is Einstein's Happiest Thought . . . . . 114
 4.4 Dynamism . . . .135
 4.5 Space-Time . . . . . 174
 4.6 Reference Frames and Covariance . . . . . . . 177
 4.7 Conclusion . . . . . 180
 
 Appendix A: Soldner's Paper on Light . . . . . . . . 186
 
 Appendix B: Hilbert's Published Paper. . . . . . . . 202
 
 Appendix C: Hilbert's Printer's Proofs . . . . . . . 224
 
 Appendix D: Einstein's Field Equations Paper . . . . 250
 
 Appendix E: Gerber's Paper on Mercury. . . . . . . . 256
 
 Appendix F: Einstein's Paper on Mercury. . . . . . . 276
 
 Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
 
 Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
 
 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395 
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: General relativity (Physics) History 20th century, Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955, Gravitation History 20th century, Mathematical physics