Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1959. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE ADM FORMULATION, A HAMILTONIAN FORMULATION OF GENERAL RELATIVITY THAT PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN QUANTUM GRAVITY AND NUMERICAL RELATIVITY” (Hamber, Quantum Gravitation, 107).
“In 1958, Dirac published his formulation of generalized Hamiltonian dynamics for gravitation. [The next year and in this paper] Arnowitt, Deser and Misner (ADM) proposed their description of the dynamics of General Relativity” (Shestakova, Hamiltonian formulation).
Of the three main Hamiltonian formulations of general relativity, of which the ADM formulation is the most widely used. The ADM method of separating 4 dimensional spacetime into 3 dimensional space plus 1 dimensional time is essential of posing Einstein’s field equations.
By employing a sequence of spacelike hypersurfaces (labeled by a continuous time coordinate t), the ADM method introduces “a time-slicing of space-time” (Hamber, Quantum Gravitation, 107). Item #488
CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society 116, December 1, 1959. First edition in original wraps. Very slight wear; very good condition in every way.