A logic road from special relativity to general relativity

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Synthese, ISSN: 0039-7857, Vol: 186, Issue: 3, Page: 633-649

Publication Year:
2012
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9931
DOI:
10.1007/s11229-011-9914-8
Author(s):
Hajnal Andréka, Judit X. Madarász, István Németi, Gergely Székely
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Springer Nature
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Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
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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. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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