Prof. Diego Rapoport has recently studied the key proofs of the ECE theory and found them to be correct in all detail, notably the various proofs of the duality invariance of the Bianchi identity (details on www.aias.us
blog). Prof. Rapoport recieved a Ph. D. degree in mathematical physics from Tel Aviv University in 1985 under a renowned expert in geometry, Prof. Shlomo Steinberg of Tel Aviv and Harvard. Rapoport has independently examined ECE theory and has found no errors. He also provided insights of his own and plans to develop ECE theory. He describes the basic anzatz as powerful, natural and economical.
Rapoport points out that the electromagentic potential of ECE completes the additional degree of freedom of the contravariant part of the complete torsion, then the covariant two form that is to be characterized is the electromagnetic two form. He describes this as "brilliant". There is a coupling of the potential one form and two form, and the torsion tensor is an interaction whcih has to do with a topological invariant given by this coupling. He describes ECE as providing a far more economical description of orbits than that given by Einstein and his co-workers, whose work is now known to be incorrect, thu sending an era in general relativity.
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