Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

General relativity~

  1. Aug 4, 2005 #1
    what is general relativity really talk about?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 4, 2005 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2016 Award

    Please note that if you scroll a little bit further down the PF list, we DO have a section devoted to Special and General Relativity. Please post all future questions related to this topic on that section.

  4. Aug 4, 2005 #3


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    The short version is that General Relativity extends special relativity so that the resulting theory includes gravity.
  5. Aug 5, 2005 #4


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Special Relativity - Reconciled Newton's mechanics and Maxwell's electromagnetism...but only for things in uniform motion (non accelerating reference frame). Time and space are relative. Speed of light is constant.

    General Relativity - Expanded SR to include acceleration and gravity. Provides a theory of gravity (warped spacetime).
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: General relativity~
  1. General relativity (Replies: 46)

  2. General relativity (Replies: 3)

  3. General relativity (Replies: 3)

  4. General Relativity (Replies: 6)

  5. General Relativity (Replies: 8)