Michelson's Interference Experiment | p. 1 |
The experiment | |
The contraction hypothesis | |
The contraction in relation to molecular forces | |
Electromagnetic Phenomena in a System Moving with any Velocity less than that of Light | p. 9 |
Experimental evidence | |
Poincare's criticism of the contraction hypothesis | |
Maxwell's equations for moving axes | |
The modified vectors | |
Retarded potentials | |
Electrostatic fields | |
A polarized particle | |
Corresponding states | |
Momentum of an electron | |
The influence of the earth's motion on optical phenomena | |
Applications | |
Molecular motions | |
Kaufmann's experiments | |
On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies | p. 35 |
Kinematical Part | |
Definition of simultaneity | |
On the relativity of lengths and times | |
The transformation of co-ordinates and times | |
Physical meaning of the equations | |
The composition of velocities | |
Electrodynamical Part | |
Transformation of the Maxwell-Hertz equations | |
Doppler's principle and aberration | |
The energy of light rays and the pressure of radiation | |
Transformation of the equations with convection currents | |
Dynamics of the slowly accelerated electron | |
Does the Inertia of a body depend upon its energy-content? | p. 67 |
Space and Time | p. 73 |
The invariance of the Newtonian equations and its representation in four dimensional space | |
The world-postulate | |
The representation of motion in the continuum | |
The new mechanics | |
The motion of one and two electrons | |
Notes on this paper | p. 92 |
On the Influence of Gravitation on the Propagation of Light | p. 97 |
The physical nature of gravitation | |
The gravitation of energy | |
The velocity of light | |
Bending of light-rays | |
The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity | p. 109 |
Fundamental Considerations on the Postulate of Relativity | |
Observations on the special theory | |
The need for an extension of the postulate of relativity | |
The space-time continuum; general co-variance | |
Measurement in Space and Time | |
Mathematical Aids to the Formulation of generally Covariant Equations | |
Contravariant and covariant four-vectors | |
Tensors of the second and higher ranks | |
Multiplication of tensors | |
The fundamental tensor g[subscript mu nu] | |
The equation of the geodetic line | |
The formation of tensors by differentiation | |
Some cases of special importance | |
The Riemann-Christoffel tensor | |
Theory of the Gravitational Field | |
Equations of motion of a material point | |
The field equations of gravitation in the absence of matter | |
The Hamiltonian function for the gravitational field. Laws of momentum and energy | |
The general form of the field equations | |
The laws of conservation | |
The laws of momentum and energy | |
Material Phenomena | |
Euler's equations for a fluid | |
Maxwell's equations for free space | |
Applications of the Theory | |
Newton's theory as a first approximation | |
Behaviour of rods and clocks in a static gravitational field. Bending of light rays. Motion of the perihelion of a planetary orbit | |
Hamilton's Principle and the General Theory of Relativity | p. 165 |
The principle of variation and the field-equations | |
Separate existence of the gravitational field | |
Properties of the field equations conditioned by the theory of invariants | |
Cosmological Considerations on the General Theory of Relativity | p. 175 |
The Newtonian theory | |
The boundary conditions according to the general theory of relativity | |
The spatially finite universe | |
On an additional term for the field equations of gravitation | |
Calculation and result | |
Do Gravitational Fields Play an Essential Part in the Structure of the Elementary Particles of Matter? | p. 189 |
Defects of the present view | |
The field equations freed of scalars | |
On the cosmological question | |
Concluding remarks | |
Gravitation and Electricity | p. 200 |
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