Tolman, Richard C. (1934) Suggestions as to metric in a non-conservative mechanics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 20 (7). pp. 437-439. ISSN 0027-8424. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:TOLpnas34a
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The purpose of this note is to give tentative consideration to the dependence of space-time metric on the distribution of energy and momentum, in the case of a mechanics which abandons the principle of the conservation of energy. The question is a difficult one, and its final correct answer might necessitate some new conceptual apparatus. In the present note, however, we shall merely try to show the consequences of a direct and somewhat plausible method of attack, which can be made with familiar tools.
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