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Luis Santaló and classical field theory (2019)


Considered one of the founding fathers of integral geometry, Luis Santaló has contributed to various areas of mathematics. His work has applications in number theory, in the theory of differential equations, in stochastic geometry, in functional analysis, and also in theoretical physics. Between the 1950’s and the 1970’s, he wrote a series of papers on general relativity and on the attempts at generalizing Einstein’s theory to formulate a unified field theory. His main contribution in this subject was to provide a classification theorem for the plethora of tensors that were populating Einstein’s generalized theory. This paper revisits his work on theoretical physics.

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Authors & Contributors
Brown, Paul Tolliver
Cogliati, Alberto
Ferraro, Giovanni
Fraser, Doreen Lynn
Friedmann, Alexander
Gutfreund, Hanoch
Historia Mathematica
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
European Physical Journal H
Foundations of Science
Historical Records of Australian Science
University of Pittsburgh
Oxford University Press
Plus, Pisa University Press
Princeton University Press
Verlag Harri Deutsch
Pavia University Press
Theoretical physics
Relativity, general
Differential equations
Quantum mechanics
Einstein, Albert
Euler, Leonhard
Levi-Civita, Tullio
Alembert, Jean le Rond d'
Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Broglie, Louis Victor Pierre Raymond de
Time Periods
20th century
18th century
20th century, early
19th century
20th century, late
21st century
Great Britain
United States

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