Cosmology of Nordström's first theory of gravitation

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Nordström's first theory of gravitation, which is a Lorentz covariant scalar theory, is discussed, and the cosmological solution to the field equation is derived. It is shown that there are two physically equivalent representations of the theory that differ in the system of units with which measurements are made. The cosmological solution is found to be an infinite, Euclidean universe with a big bang and a big crunch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Cosmology of Nordström's first theory of gravitation. / Willenbrock, Scott S.

In: American Journal of Physics, Vol. 50, No. 3, 01.01.1982, p. 229-231.

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