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Conformal invariance of the Newtonian Weyl tensor

Dewar, Neil and Read, James (2020) Conformal invariance of the Newtonian Weyl tensor. [Preprint]

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Abstract

It is well-known that the conformal structure of a relativistic spacetime is of profound physical and conceptual interest. In this note, we consider the analogous structure for Newtonian theories. We show that the Newtonian Weyl tensor is an invariant of this structure.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Dewar, Neilneil.dewar@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Read, Jamesjames.read@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Foundations of Physics.
Keywords: Weyl tensor; conformal invariance; Newton-Cartan theory; conformal Newtonian spacetime
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Dr. James Read
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 22:57
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2020 22:57
Item ID: 18128
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 21 September 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18128

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