## Spherical Coordinates in General Relativity from 1915 to 1960: A Physical Interpretation

Vilain gives a technical talk about coordinate systems and coordinate-free methods in general relativity.

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# General Relativity

## Spherical Coordinates in General Relativity from 1915 to 1960: A Physical Interpretation

## The Cauchy Problem in General Relativity

## Myron Mathisson’s and Jan Weyssenhoff’s Work on the Problem of Motion in General Relativity

## The Physical Content of General Covariance

## Albert Einstein’s 1907 Jahrbuch Paper: The First Step from SRT to GRT

## General Relativity in the Netherlands, 1915-1920

## An Outline of the History of Einstein’s Relativistic Ether Conception

## H.A. Lorentz’s Attempt to Give a Coordinate-Free Formulation of the General Theory of Relativity

## The Correspondence of Albert Einstein and Gustav Mie, 1917-1918

## The Reception of the Theory of Relativity in Germany as Reflected by Books Published Between 1908 and 1945

Vilain gives a technical talk about coordinate systems and coordinate-free methods in general relativity.

Stachel presents the “prehistory” of the initial-value or Cauchy problem in general relativity.

Średniawa discusses the contributions of Myron Mathisson and Jan W. Weyssenhoff to general relativity.

Norton talks about general covariance, and the historical treatment of manifolds.

Miller gives an expository talk about the historical development of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, discussing inertial frames.

Kox describes the impact of Einstein’s work in the Netherlands, and reasons why it did not lead to a Dutch school of general relativity. A subsequent discussion about the general reception of Einstein’s works follows.

Kostro gives an account of Einstein’s notion of ether.

Janssen discusses features of Lorentz’s geometrical approach to general relativity.

Illy discusses the correspondence between Einstein and Gustav Mie, and their approaches to general relativity.

Goenner describes the reception of relativity in Germany, on the basis of books published between 1908 and 1945.