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Equivalence and derivation of general relativity

  1. Jun 27, 2004 #1
    derivation of general relativity

    Can the theory of general relativity be deduced without appealing to
    the ideas of special relativity? Quantum mechanics didn't need special relativity to come into existence even though QM eventually incorporated it.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2004
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  3. Jun 27, 2004 #2
    Special Relativity is general relativity without gravity. They are based on the same ideas, except general relativity then adds gravity to the mix. So no, not really.
  4. Jul 10, 2004 #3
    sr is regarding the spacetime,whereas qm is regarding matter.sr is special case of gr.i think u got the right answer.
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