- Scalar theories of gravitation
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The Wikipedia lede[edit | edit source]
Note: This article focuses on relativistic classical field theories of gravitation. The best known relativistic classical field theory of gravitation, w:general relativity, is a tensor theory, in which the gravitational interaction is described using a tensor field
- Isn't this contradictory? The article is "Scalar theories of gravitation, but then it purports to focus on "relativistic classical field theories", of which the "best known" is not a scalar theory, it is a tensor theory. Something is off! --Abd (discuss • contribs) 00:51, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
Newtonian gravity[edit | edit source]
The prototypical scalar theory of gravitation is Newtonian gravitation. [...]
Nordström's theories of gravitation[edit | edit source]
The first attempts to present a relativistic (classical) field theory of gravitation were also scalar theories. Gunnar Nordström created two such theories. [...]
Einstein's scalar theory[edit | edit source]
In 1913, Einstein [,...] [i]nspired by Nordström's work, ... proposed his own scalar theory. [...]
Einstein dropped this theory in late 1914. [...] [T]he theory he finally arrived at in 1915, general relativity, is a tensor theory, not a scalar theory. [...]
Additional variations[edit | edit source]
Essays and studies[edit | edit source]
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