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Homework Help: Einsteinian Time vs Newtonian Time

  1. Apr 1, 2014 #1
    Hello everyone, I'm and English major and am writing a paper that argues our notion of progress stems from our linear perception of time. In order to make my argument I plan on citing Newtonian physics interpretation of time and then contrasting that with Einstein's interpretation of time. So can someone please explain (or point me in the direction of reading material that explains) the difference between the Einsteinian and Newtonian time?
    Thanks in advanced!
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  3. Apr 2, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    The only important difference is the coupling of time and space.
    That would be theory of relativity.
  4. Apr 2, 2014 #3


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    Useful reading material

    A Brief History of Time from the Big Bang to Black holes by Stephen W. Hawking


    The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein

    (you can skip Maths)

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