Malament, David (2005) Classical Relativity Theory. [Preprint]
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This survey article is divided into two parts. In the first (section 2), I give a brief account of the structure of classical relativity theory. In the second (section 3), I discuss three special topics: (i) the status of the relative simultaneity relation in the context of Minkowski spacetime; (ii) the ``geometrized" version of Newtonian gravitation theory (also known as Newton-Cartan theory); and (iii) the possibility of recovering the global geometric structure of spacetime from its ``causal structure".
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|Additional Information:||This is a revised version of a paper submitted previously. The most important changes concern section 2.5.|
|Keywords:||relativity theory; spacetime structure; Newtonian gravitation theory; simultaneity; causal structure|
|Subjects:||Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory|
|Depositing User:||David B. Malament|
|Date Deposited:||18 Aug 2005|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2010 11:13|
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