Einstein's theory of relativity


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Noun1.Einstein's theory of relativity - (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute conceptsEinstein's theory 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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Einstein's theory of relativity nonetheless continues to survive tests and the most recent one involved the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Time dilation, as explained by Einstein's Theory of Relativity, refers to the difference of elapsed time when measured by two observers having different frames of reference.
'Basically, the observational results obtained by the EHT or the image of the black hole, if you will, has proved Albert Einstein's theory of relativity,' said Dr Shahid Qureshi, the former director of the Karachi University Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA).
This microlensing effect, which is connected to Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity, allows a telescope to find planets orbiting stars thousands of light-years away from Earth--much farther than other planet-detecting techniques.
Forwarding a great sense of the scientific community in a tumultuous era, the book weaves the story of the war into the birth of Einstein's theory of relativity. Einstein is elusive; it may be impossible to reconcile the brilliant theorist with the man who emotionally abused his family.
One important part of Einstein's theory of relativity is based on the above-mentioned universality of free fall.
Darwin's theory is based on solid evidence, in the same way as Einstein's theory of relativity, and the quantum theory.
In the obituary, Iain explained just what happens on the very edge of black holes when they melt, and how Hawking knitted Einstein's theory of relativity and quantum theory together.
Sure, we all don't have the towering intellect to try and reconcile Einstein's Theory of Relativity with Planck's Quantum mechanics to create the Theory of Everything, but that doesn't mean that we let our shortcomings define us.
Such a theory would resolve the contradictions between Einstein's theory of relativity, which describes the laws of gravity that govern the motion of large objects like planets, and the quantum mechanics theory, which deals with the world of subatomic particles.
Find out how he wants to put Einstein's theory of relativity into practice.

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