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Explain general relativity

  1. Oct 12, 2008 #1
    hello everyone. i want someone to explain general relativity step by step. please dont say that it is impossible.
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  3. Oct 12, 2008 #2


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    It is not impossible, but there are 1000 of textbooks and tutorials out there that have already done that.

    Try this one for instance: http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9712019
  4. Oct 12, 2008 #3
    You can also gain some insights from a thread I posted nearby.."How does light slow in the presence of gravity?" but you should do some background reading first....
  5. Oct 18, 2008 #4
    It's not impossible although it does play with your mind a bit. However, as a startoff I'd recommend that you get a thorough understanding of Special Relativity first. When you've got that cracked, then General Relativity will come to you a lot easier. Good luck with it !
  6. Oct 19, 2008 #5
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