By Boris A. Rosenfeld, Abe Shenitzer, Hardy Grant

This e-book is an research of the mathematical and philosophical elements underlying the invention of the concept that of noneuclidean geometries, and the following extension of the idea that of area. Chapters one via 5 are dedicated to the evolution of the concept that of area, major as much as bankruptcy six which describes the invention of noneuclidean geometry, and the corresponding broadening of the idea that of house. the writer is going directly to talk about innovations comparable to multidimensional areas and curvature, and transformation teams. The publication ends with a bankruptcy describing the functions of nonassociative algebras to geometry.

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With respect to a local basis eα , we can define the scalars Γαβγ , called the components of the linear connection D, such that Dα eβ = Γγβα eγ and Dα ϑβ = −Γβγα ϑγ were, by definition, Dα We can decompose Deα and because eβ ϑβ = const. DX Y = (DX Y )β eβ = eα (Y β ) + Γβγα ϑγ eβ where Y β;α are the components of the tensor DY. 2. METRIC–AFFINE SPACES AND NONLINEAR CONNECTIONS 11 It is a trivial proof that any change of basis (vielbein transform), eα′ = Bαα′ eα , ′ with inverse B αα , results in a corresponding (nontensor) rule of transformation of the components of the linear connection, ′ ′ Γαβ ′ γ ′ = B αα Bββ′ Bγγ′ Γαβγ + Bγγ′ eγ Bβα′ .

4. By straightforward calculations with respect to the N–adapted bases (16) and (15), we can verify that the connection Γαβγ = with the deformation d–tensor ▽ Γαβγ + Pαβγ 7 1 i a = 0, Pbk = eb (Nka ), Pjci = − g ik Ωakj hca , Pbca = 0) Pαβγ = (Pjk 2 7 (27) (28) Pα βγ is a tensor field of type (1,2). As is well known, the sum of a linear connection and a tensor field of type (1,2) is a new linear connection. xxxii INTRODUCTION satisfies the conditions of the mentioned Theorem. It should be noted that, in general, the components T ija , T aji and T abi are not zero.

It reflects a set of nine electronic preprints 8 and communications at International Conferences concerning developments of a series of works [58, 63, 82, 88, 86, 83, 84, 85, 65, 66, 77, 21, 21, 69, 68, 70, 72, 74, 80]. Chapter 4 reflects the results of the first work where, in four dimensional gravity, an exact generic off–diagonal solution with ellipsoidal symmetry was constructed. It develops the the results of [58] and announces certain preliminary results published latter in [59, 63, 65, 66].