relativity theory


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Noun1.relativity theory - (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute conceptsrelativity theory - (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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The case of tricycles is likewise a relativity theory of anarchic proportions.
Einstein's general relativity theory says that the speed of a light wave (or radio wave) depends on the strength of the gravitational field along its path.
Building on the Special Relativity Theory Einstein realized that he could include the effect of gravity in his theory if he could capture the effect of acceleration of moving bodies.
Beginning with dissipative geometry and general relativity theory, they consider such aspects as pseudo-Riemannian geometry and general relativity, metric waves in a non-stationary universe and dissipative oscillator, and bosonic and fermionic models of a Friedman-Robertson-Walker universe.
Einstein, Hilbert, and The Theory of Gravitation, Historical Origins of General Relativity Theory, Springer, 1974.
Both of the remaining plates "point to the full deflection 1".75 of Einstein's generalised relativity theory," Dyson and his colleagues wrote in their official report.
First proposed in 1915, Einstein's general relativity theory describes how massive objects warp space, which we feel as gravity.
According to the widely accepted theory of black holes, based on Einstein's relativity theory, black holes, including their supermassive variants, form when a star with a mass approximately great than 20 suns, collapses onto itself after running out of energy to support itself.
Bodanis makes Einstein's theories graspable, using analogies and illustrations to explain Einstein's 1905 paper linking energy and mass (E = [mc.sup.2]), and his 1915 general relativity theory (G = T), which indicated that the universe was expanding.
Implications of Einstein's special relativity theory for nursing epistemology are also addressed what we can come to know within the limits of spacetime.
Getting a Grip on Gravity 16 For years, Einstein grappled with the vexing problem of devising a relativity theory incorporating gravity.