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Space-Time-Matter

Modern Kaluza-Klein Theory

Space-Time-Matter by P S Wesson
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Einstein endorsed the view of Kaluza that gravity could be combined with electromagnetism if the dimensionality of the world is extended from 4 to 5. Klein applied this idea to quantum theory, laying a basis for the various modern versions of string theory. Recently, work by a group of researchers has resulted in a coherent formulation of 5D relativity, in which matter in 4D is induced by geometry in 5D. This theory is based on an unrestricted group of 5D coordinate transformations that leads to new solutions and agreement with the classical tests of relativity. This book collects together the main technical results on 5D relativity, and shows how far we can realize Einstein's vision of physics as geometry.

Contents: Concepts and Theories of Physics, Induced-Matter Theory; The Classical and Other Tests in 5D; Cosmology and Astrophysics in 5D; 5D Electromagnetism; The Canonical Metric and the Fifth Force; Canonical Solutions and Physical Quantities; Retrospect and Prospect.

Readership: Researchers and graduate students in physics.

World Scientific Publishing Company; January 1999
219 pages; ISBN 9789814495752
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Title: Space-Time-Matter
Author: P S Wesson