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1 Fresnel's (Dragging) Coefficient as a Challenge to 19th Century Optics of
Moving Bodies
JOHN STACHEL ...............................       ..............  1
2 Poincar6's Relativistic Theory of Gravitation
SHAUL KATZIR  ......................................  ............  15
3 Standing on the Shoulders of a Dwarf: General Relativity-A Triumph of
Einstein and Grossmann's Erroneous Entwurf Theory
JURGEN RENN  ............... .......................... ...........  39
4 Before the Riemann Tensor: The Emergence of Einstein's Double Strategy
JURGEN RENN  ............... .......................... ...........  53
5 A Conjecture on Einstein, the Independent Reality of Spacetime Coordinate
Systems and the Disaster of 1913
JOHN D. NORTON .............................................. 67
6 Einstein and the Principle of General Relativity, 1916-1921
CHRISTOPH LEHNER ................ ............................ 103
7 Einstein and the Problem of Motion: A Small Clue
DANIEL KENNEFICK ................ ............................ 109
8 A Note on General Relativity, Energy Conservation, and Noether's Theorems
KATHERINE BRADING   ............................ ..............  125
9 Weyl vs. Reichenbach on Lichtgeometrie
ROBERT RYNASIEWICZ .......................................... 137
10 Dingle and de Sitter Against the Metaphysicians, or Two Ways to Keep
Modern Cosmology Physical
GEORGE GALE ... ............. . ..................................  157
11 George Gamow and the 'Factual Approach' to Relativistic Cosmology
HELGE  KRAGH  ............ ......................... ..............  175
12 George McVittie, The Uncompromising Empiricist
Jost M. SANCHEZ-RON  ............................................ 189
13 False Vacuum: Early Universe Cosmology and the Development of
Inflation
CHRIS SMEENK  ..................................... ............ . 223
14 Hilbert's "World Equations" and His Vision of a Unified Science
U. MAJER AND  T. SAUER ..........................................  259
15 Einstein, Kaluza, and the Fifth Dimension
DANIELA WUNSCH ............................................... 277
16 Unified Field Theory: Early History and Interplay Between Mathematics
and Physics
HUBERT F. M. GOENNER ........................................... 303
17 Is Quantum Gravity Necessary?
JAMES MATTINGLY  ................................................ 327
18 Einstein in the Daily Press: A Glimpse into the Gehrcke Papers
MILENA WAZECK   ............................................... . 339
19 Syracuse: 1949-1952
JOSHUA GOLDBERG ..............  .. ............................. 357
20 A Biased and Personal Description of GR at Syracuse University,
1951-1961
E. T. N EW M AN  ............ ...... .................  ............. .  373



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Relativity (Physics) History Congresses, General relativity (Physics) History Congresses, Gravitation History Congresses, Cosmology History Congresses, Unified field theories History Congresses, Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955