Arch and scaffold: How Einstein found his field equations

Michel Janssen, Jürgen Renn

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In his later years, Einstein often claimed that he had obtained the field equations of general relativity by choosing the mathematically most natural candidate. His writings during the period in which he developed general relativity tell a different story.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationPhysics Today
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

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