*Finsler Geometry and a Unified Field Theory*

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Title | Finsler Geometry and a Unified Field Theory |

Author(s) | Ralph G Beil |

Keywords | {{{keywords}}} |

Published | 1996 |

Journal | None |

Volume | 196 |

Pages | 261-272 |

## Abstract

*Contemporary Mathematics*, **196**: 261-272. A unified theory of gravitation and electromagnetism is developed from a type of Finsler tangent space transformation proposed long ago by Chern. The theory is in some ways similar to Kaluza-Klein theory, but has an alternate geometric foundation and also leads to some different physical interpretations. The theory produces a geodesic equation which is the Lorentz charged particle equation. It also gives Einstein field equations in which the electromagnetic energy-momentum are directly derived from the curvature.