Special and General Relativity Forum

Join in expert discussion on special and general relativity discussion. Relativity is the dependence of various physical phenomena on relative motion of the observer and the observed objects.
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Relativity

The theory of relativity, formulated by Albert Einstein, comprises two fundamental theories—special and general relativity. Special relativity, proposed in 1905, redefines our understanding of space and time by asserting the constancy of the speed of light for all observers and introducing concepts like time dilation and length contraction.

General relativity, presented in 1915, extends these principles to incorporate gravity. It describes gravity as the curvature of spacetime caused by massive objects, leading to phenomena like gravitational time dilation and the prediction of black holes. Einstein's equations have been consistently validated through experiments and observations, profoundly influencing our comprehension of the universe's fabric and dynamics.
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