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**"Everything in the universe is related."**

Can you explain this.

And one more question. If Einstein didn't start it, Who started the Theory of Relativity?

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Can you explain this.

And one more question. If Einstein didn't start it, Who started the Theory of Relativity?

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Where did you hear this? This is not even close to what relativity says. According relativity space and time are relative. This means that people moving at different speeds have different concepts of space and time, unlike Newtonian physics in which space and time are absolute concepts. This is, of course, just a very brief idea of what the theory of relativity is.Caesar_Rahil said:According to the Theory of Relativity,"Everything in the universe is related."

The major players in the discovery of the special theory of relativity were Lorentz, Larmor, Poincare, and Einstein. Lorentz derived the Lorentz transformation equations, which are the most valuable equations in special relativity; I'm not sure what Larmor's contribution was; Poincare came very close to beating Einstein to a full development of special relativity, he is most noted for pursuing the principle of relativity (in the restricted sense) which states that all inertial reference frames are equivalent for the description of the laws of nature; and Einstein took the insights of the special theory of relativity the furthest and did away with the ether.And one more question. If Einstein didn't start it, Who started the Theory of Relativity?

The major players in the discovery of the general theory of relativity were Einstein and Hilbert. Einstein developed most of the insights for the theory; Hilbert contributed to the math.

So you've got Lorentz, Larmor, Poincare, Minkowski, Hilbert, and Einstein who all contributed important pieces to the development of two theories of relativity (special and then general) in the early 20th century. Einstein's role was the most significant in the development and acceptance of both theories.

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I think he meant: Everything in the universe is RELATIVE.

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Special Relativity says exactly the opposite because it says that the events in two moments separated by a distance greater than the distance that light can travel in the difference in the time between those two moments cannot affect each other in any way. It means that the most destuctive galaxy destroying event can occur in our galaxy without affecting life on earth for hundreds of generations.Caesar_Rahil said:According to the Theory of Relativity,"Everything in the universe is related."

Can you explain this.

Maybe you are thinking of quantum mechanics, the EPR paradox, Bell's inequality and the downfall of local realism?

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Caesar_Rahil said:"Everything in the universe is related."

Can you explain this.

And one more question. If Einstein didn't start it, Who started the Theory of Relativity?

So if you pay attention to the experienced posters on this forum, you now know that relativity doesn't say that everything is related, and if anyone tells you it does, you will know they are wrong and that they don't really understand relativity.

On the origin of relativity, Lorentz proved his transformations of the Maxwell equations in the 1890s; these are at the heart of relativity. But Lorentz couldn't imagine how his equations could be physically real, because they seemed so paradoxical, mixing time and space in the same formula.

Poincare could and did imagine how relativity physics would work but he didn't sit down and work out the transformations, or at least the paper in which he did the math wasn't published till after Einstein's. Even then he kept his development mathematical, and didn't address the physical results.

Einstein worked out the physics of the Lorentz transformations and devised the theory of relativity independently of Poincare, but dependent on Lorentz, whom he admired. It was Einstein who showed how the length contraction and time dilation between relative frames of observation worked in terms of clocks and measuring sticks, and Einstein introduced the very important relativity of simultaneity, from which many physical consequences flow.

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Galileo's principle applied to mechanical experiments. Einstein extended it to include optical and electromagnetic experiments....have the ship proceed with any speed you like, so long as the motion is uniform and not fluctuating this way and that. You will discover not the least change in all the effects named, nor could you tell from any of them whether the ship was moving or standing still.

-Galileo

Let me use your _words_ (but possibly with a different meaning from what you intended) to state an important (but often underappreciated) fact about Einstein's relativity. [This is in accord with what mitchellmckain said.]

Caesar_Rahil said:According to the Theory of Relativity, "Everything in the universe is related."

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Maybe he means that the world is made of atoms.

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This is still not true. For instance, the speed of light isn't relative.mezarashi said:I think he meant: Everything in the universe is RELATIVE.

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I have been told by one of my friends that gravity and acceleration are related. How?

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Caesar_Rahil said:I have been told by one of my friends that gravity and acceleration are related. How?

?? Force= mass times acceleration. If you drop something, it acceleration downward is the gravitational force divided by the mass- that's how "gravity and acceleration are related".

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You are probably thinking of the equivalence principle, which is the basis for the general theory of relativity. In 1907, Einstein realized that if you are falling toward the Earth you will not feel your own weight. This "realization" seems pretty obvious, but Einstein went crazy with it. If you are in a rocket ship accelerating at 9.8 m/s^2, then you will feel your own weight, and any experiment you carry out will have the same results as an experiment done on Earth. For instance, if you hold out a ball and drop it, you'll see it fall to the ground with the same acceleration as a ball falling to the ground would on Earth. Based on this, Einstein declared that if you are falling toward the Earth, you are (locally) inertial (non-accelerating), but if you are standing on the Earth, since you are being pushed up by the ground in a similar manner to being pushed up by the space ship, you can be thought of as non-inertial. Because of this equivalence between gravity and acceleration, it is also possible for you in your rocket ship to declare that you are standing still and there is a gravitational field pulling everything in your rocketship down.Caesar_Rahil said:I have been told by one of my friends that gravity and acceleration are related. How?

A good description of some of these concepts can be found in Einstein's

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