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McAulay, Alexander (1924) Appendix: Researchers in relativity I. Criticism and modification of Einstein’s latest manifold. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

This is the first of a series of investigations
concerning which details will be given at the end of
the paper.
In 'Nature" of September 1923 p. 448 (The Theory of
the Affine Field) Ein5tein describes a remarkable
mathematical discovery. He develops from Eddington's
previous work a perfectly satisfactory basis for the
Riemann manifold required for mechanics and gravitation in the general theory of Relativity. His main
object, however, was to include provision also for
the electro-magnetic field, but it would appear that
his conclusions on this part of the development are
irreconcilable with observation. If he had examined
in detail the mechanical stresses, which he could
have done by the conditions imposed by the fact that
the action is an invariant density, he would have
found that his constant y cannot be "practically in
-definitely small" as he states it should be for an-
other reason. The truth of this remark will appear
in the subsequent work.
It is, hovever, easy to modify the principle from which he works by increasing the 40 scalers from which he starts to 31.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 1-11
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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