A logic road from special relativity to general relativity

Synthese 186 (3):633 - 649 (2012)
Abstract
We present a streamlined axiom system of special relativity in first-order logic. From this axiom system we "derive" an axiom system of general relativity in two natural steps. We will also see how the axioms of special relativity transform into those of general relativity. This way we hope to make general relativity more accessible for the non-specialist
Keywords Relativity theory  Logical foundations  Axiomatization
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