theory of relativity

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Noun1.theory of relativity - (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute conceptstheory of relativity - (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
Einstein's general theory of relativity, general relativity, general relativity theory, general theory of relativity - a generalization of special relativity to include gravity (based on the principle of equivalence)
Einstein's special theory of relativity, special relativity, special relativity theory, special theory of relativity - a physical theory of relativity based on the assumption that the speed of light in a vacuum is a constant and the assumption that the laws of physics are invariant in all inertial systems
event - a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
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Meanwhile the physicists, especially Einstein and other exponents of the theory of relativity, have been making "matter" less and less material.
It is probable that by proceeding from his Anthropic Principle, in 1941-1944 Zelmanov solved the well-known problem of physical observable quantities in the General Theory of Relativity [1, 2].
Annus mirabilis; 1905, Albert Einstein, and the theory of relativity.
Even brilliant developments such as Newton's laws of motion and Einstein's theory of relativity fall into this category.
Based on his successful work "Special Relativity and Motions Faster than Light," Moses Fayngold has written a thorough presentation of the special theory of relativity.
The findings match Einstein's general theory of relativity in which he proposed the rate at which galaxies should be drawn towards one another and at which the universe ought to expand.
Einstein, born on March 14, 1879, to Jewish parents in Germany, developed the Special Theory of Relativity, which describes the motion of particles moving close to the speed of light.
Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity was met with widespread acceptance and acclaim, although most people didn't understand it.
This era started 100 years ago with the publication of Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity and came to its height in the 1920s when the theory of relativity was used to develop the big bang model.
Einstein's theory of relativity doesn't work on infinite high density.
According to Einstein's general theory of relativity, the gravity of a massive foreground galaxy can act as a lens, splitting the light from a background body, such as a quasar, into two or more images.
This republication of Albert Einstein's introduction to his theory of relativity, written for the layperson, includes commentary by Robert Geroch (physics, University of Chicago) on the modern understanding of relativity, plus an introduction by Robert Penrose (mathematics, emeritus, Oxford University), framing Einstein's work within the history of science, and an essay on the cultural legacy of relativity theory by David C.

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