Finsler Geometry and a Unified Field Theory

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Scientific Paper
Title Finsler Geometry and a Unified Field Theory
Author(s) Ralph G Beil
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Published 1996
Journal None
Volume 196
Pages 261-272


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.