Equivalence and derivation of general relativity

1. Jun 27, 2004

kurious

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.

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2. Jun 27, 2004

franznietzsche

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.

3. Jul 10, 2004

einstein_vishnu

sr is regarding the spacetime,whereas qm is regarding matter.sr is special case of gr.i think u got the right answer.