The Classical Theory of Fields Revision Project (CTFRP)June 13 2012 at 11:31 AM
The Classical Theory of Fields Revision Project (CTFRP)
The Course in Theoretical Physics by L.Landau and E.Lifshitz
has for decades served as a set of outstanding textbooks
for students and reference for researchers. Many continue to
learn their basic physics from this lucid and extensive exposition
of physical theory and relevant mathematical methods.
The second volume of this series of texts, The Classical
Theory of Fields, is a mainstay source for physicists learning
or conducting research in General Relativity. However,
it has been realised over the years that The Classical Theory
of Fields contains a number of serious theoretical errors.
The errors are in general not peculiar to this book alone, but
****fundamental misconceptions that appear routinely in all
textbooks on General Relativity,******
Save for the errors alluded to above, The Classical Theory
of Fields remains an authoritative and skilful exposition
of Einsteins theory of gravitation. To enhance its already
great standing in the scientific literature, the Editorial Board
of Progress in Physics proposes a series of papers dealing
with corrections of the now obsolete, although rather standard,
erroneous arguments contained in The Classical Theory
Volume 4 PROGRESS IN PHYSICS October, 2006
i.e. modern Physics is erroneous it went wrong from 1905.