Action at a distance in physics and cosmology.
Abstract
The classical theories of electromagnetism and gravitation are examined, taking into account historical developments, the theoretical framework of MaxwellLorentz electrodynamics, general relativity, and the action principle for electromagnetism and gravitation. The absorber theory of Wheeler and Feynman is discussed along with the quantum response of the universe, directparticle theories in Riemannian spacetime, inertia and gravitation treated classically, cosmology, and problems in the quantization of inertia and gravitation. Attention is also given to particles of negative mass, the oscillating universe and black holes, new cosmological models, and the electromagnetic response of the universe.
 Publication:

San Francisco
 Pub Date:
 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974whf..book.....H
 Keywords:

 Cosmology;
 Field Theory (Physics);
 Gravitation Theory;
 Particle Theory;
 Quantum Mechanics;
 Black Holes (Astronomy);
 Electrodynamics;
 Electromagnetic Interactions;
 Feynman Diagrams;
 Particle Interactions;
 Theoretical Physics;
 Astrophysics