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A logic road from special to general relativity

Andréka, Hajnal and Madarász, Judit X. and Németi, István and Székely, Gergely (2010) A logic road from special to general relativity. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    We present a streamlined axiom system of special relativity in first-order logic. From this axiom system we ``derive'' an axiom system of general relativity in two natural steps. We will also see how the axioms of special relativity transform into those of general relativity. This way we hope to make general relativity more accessible for the non-specialist.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: first-order logic, axiomatization, foundation of relativity theory
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Gergely Székely
    Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2011 21:22
    Last Modified: 15 Aug 2013 15:38
    Item ID: 8485
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8485

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