From the history of physics

How were the Hilbert-Einstein equations discovered?

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State Research Center Institute ofHigh Energy Physics, ul. Pobedy 1, Protvino, Moscow Region, 142280, Russian Federation

The ways in which Albert Einstein and David Hilbert independently arrived at the gravitational field equations are traced. A critical analysis is presented of a number of papers in which the history of the derivation of the equations is viewed in a way that ’radically differs from the standard point of view.’ The conclusions of these papers are shown to be totally unfounded.

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PACS: 01.65.+g, 04.20.Cv, 04.20.Fy (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2004v047n06ABEH001817
Citation: Logunov A A, Mestvirishvili M A, Petrov V A "How were the Hilbert-Einstein equations discovered?" Phys. Usp. 47 607–621 (2004)
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:   ,   ,    « -?» 174 663–678 (2004); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0174.200406f.0663

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