Lot #192
Albert Einstein Handwritten Scientific Manuscript

A 1945 study of spacetime curvature, handwritten by Einstein for his article 'A Generalization of the Relativistic Theory of Gravitation'
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Estimate: $15000+

Description

A 1945 study of spacetime curvature, handwritten by Einstein for his article 'A Generalization of the Relativistic Theory of Gravitation'

Important scientific manuscript written in the hand of Albert Einstein in German, unsigned, one page, 8.5 x 11, no date circa 1945. A draft variant of page 9 of the manuscript of 'Auf die Theorie metrischer komplexer Raume gegründete Feldtheorie' ('A Field Theory Based on the Theory of Complex Metric Spaces'), the initial version of the article 'A Generalization of the Relativistic Theory of Gravitation,’ published in Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 46 (Oct. 1945), pp. 578-584. Headed "Krümmung [Curvature]," the piece concludes (translated): "This tensor seems to me to be excellent above all other tensors to be formed in S4. We want to take a closer look at it." In differential geometry, the Einstein tensor, also known as the trace-reversed Ricci tensor, is used to express the curvature of a pseudo-Riemannian manifold. In general relativity, it occurs in the Einstein field equations for gravitation that describe spacetime curvature in a manner that is consistent with conservation of energy and momentum. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021





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