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.
Through his work with mathematician Sir Roger Penrose he demonstrated that Einstein's General Theory of Relativity implies space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes.
If found outside a black hole, a singularity - a place where the intensity of gravity breaks down the laws of physics governing space and time - would be the first actual phenomenon that would undermine the century-old general theory of relativity that sealed Albert Einstein's place among scientific geniuses.
The first lesson, 'The most beautiful of theories' explains, the general theory of relativity and also provides some details of Einstein's life, making the point, when describing Einstein's apparent wasting of a year, as perhaps being a prerequisite for 'serious scientists'.
This work for intermediate and advanced students explains the special theory of relativity as the geometry of space-time, concentrating on the mathematics of empty space.
Its effects were discovered in 1998, but physicists still do not know what it is, and its very existence calls into question Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.
The German-born physicist and mathematical genius published his famous general theory of relativity 100 years ago and a few years later was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics.
It is interesting to note that a crucial element of Einstein's Theory of Relativity was verified during a solar eclipse, which turned the physics into instant stardom.
Summary: Albert Einstein announced his greatest achievement, the general theory of relativity, in Berlin just over a century ago, on Nov.
The first thing you should know if you read this is I know nothing about Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity -- apart from the fact that it's Einstein's theory and it has something to do with relativity.
LOS ANGELES -- When he wasn't busy scribbling out the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein seems to have spent a fair amount of time writing letters involving topics such as God, his son's geometry studies, even a little toy steam engine an uncle gave him when he was a boy.

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