Einstein and Beyond: A Critical Perspective on General Relativity
Unidad Académica de Matemáticas, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Zacatecas, ZAC C.P. 98000, Mexico
Academic Editors: Lorenzo Iorio and Elias C. Vagenas
Received: 4 January 2016 / Revised: 4 May 2016 / Accepted: 11 May 2016 / Published: 30 May 2016
An alternative approach to Einstein’s theory of General Relativity (GR) is reviewed, which is motivated by a range of serious theoretical issues inflicting the theory, such as the cosmological constant problem, presence of non-Machian solutions, problems related with the energy-stress tensor
and unphysical solutions. The new approach emanates from a critical analysis of these problems, providing a novel insight that the matter fields, together with the ensuing gravitational field, are already present inherently in the spacetime without taking recourse to
. Supported by lots of evidence, the new insight revolutionizes our views on the representation of the source of gravitation and establishes the spacetime itself as the source, which becomes crucial for understanding the unresolved issues in a unified manner. This leads to a new paradigm in GR by establishing equation
as the field equation of gravitation plus inertia in the very presence of matter.
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Vishwakarma, R.G. Einstein and Beyond: A Critical Perspective on General Relativity. Universe 2016, 2, 11.
Vishwakarma RG. Einstein and Beyond: A Critical Perspective on General Relativity. Universe. 2016; 2(2):11.
Vishwakarma, Ram G. 2016. "Einstein and Beyond: A Critical Perspective on General Relativity." Universe 2, no. 2: 11.
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