Feynman Lectures On Gravitation

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CRC Press, 4 may. 2018 - 280 páginas
The Feynman Lectures on Gravitation are based on notes prepared during a course on gravitational physics that Richard Feynman taught at Caltech during the 1962-63 academic year. For several years prior to these lectures, Feynman thought long and hard about the fundamental problems in gravitational physics, yet he published very little. These lectures represent a useful record of his viewpoints and some of his insights into gravity and its application to cosmology, superstars, wormholes, and gravitational waves at that particular time. The lectures also contain a number of fascinating digressions and asides on the foundations of physics and other issues.Characteristically, Feynman took an untraditional non-geometric approach to gravitation and general relativity based on the underlying quantum aspects of gravity. Hence, these lectures contain a unique pedagogical account of the development of Einstein's general theory of relativity as the inevitable result of the demand for a self-consistent theory of a massless spin-2 field (the graviton) coupled to the energy-momentum tensor of matter. This approach also demonstrates the intimate and fundamental connection between gauge invariance and the principle of equivalence.
 

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Lecture 1
1
Lecture 2
17
Lecture 3
29
Lecture 4
47
Lecture 5
63
Lecture 6
77
Lecture 7
89
Lecture 8
107
Lecture 11
151
Lecture 12
163
Lecture 13
177
Lecture 14
189
Lecture 15
199
Lecture 16
207
Bibliography
221
Index
229

Lecture 9
123
Lecture 10
135

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Richard Feynman

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