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General Covariance and the Foundations of General Relativity

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General Covariance and the Foundations of General Relativity
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Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Number of pages: 71

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This text reviews the development of Einstein's thought on general covariance (the fundamental physical principle of his general theory of relativity), its relation to the foundations of general relativity and the evolution of the continuing debate over his viewpoint.

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