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Teleparallelism

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Teleparallelism (also called teleparallel gravity), was an attempt by Albert Einstein to base a unified theory of electromagnetism and gravity on the mathematical structure of distant parallelism, also referred to as absolute or teleparallelism. In this theory, a spacetime is characterized by a curvature-free linear connection in conjunction with a metric tensor field, both defined in terms of a dynamical tetrad field. Teleparallel spacetimes The crucial new idea, for Einstein, was the introduction of a tetrad field, i.e., a set {X1, X2, X3, X4} of four vector fields defined on all of M such that for every p ∈ M the set {X1(p), X2(p), X3(p), X4(p)} is a basis of TpM, where TpM denotes the fiber over p of the tangent vector bundle TM. Hence, the four-dimensional spacetime manifold M must be a parallelizable manifold. The tetrad field was introduced to allow the distant comparison of the direction of tangent
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