On the Existence and Uniqueness of Intrinsic Energy in General Relativity

by Dominic G. B. Edelen


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A Memorandum showing that the Einstein field equations uniquely determine an intrinsic energy density in any region of space-time that is occupied by a material medium. The usual procedure of adding conditions to the Einstein theory in order to obtain an analogous intrinsic quantity is thus unnecessary

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