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Editorial note to: Hans Thirring, “On the formal analogy between the basic electromagnetic equations and Einstein’s gravity equations in first approximation”. (English) Zbl 1256.83005

Editorial note to the republication [ibid. 44, No. 12, 3225–3229 (2012; Zbl 1256.83006)] of H. Thirring’s classic 1918 paper. Also contained is a brief biography of Thirring compiled by Andrzej Krasinski from internet sources.

MSC:

83C05 Einstein’s equations (general structure, canonical formalism, Cauchy problems)
83-03 History of relativity and gravitational theory
01A60 History of mathematics in the 20th century
01A70 Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies
78A25 Electromagnetic theory (general)
83C25 Approximation procedures, weak fields in general relativity and gravitational theory

Biographic References:

Thirring, Hans

Citations:

Zbl 1256.83006
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