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General relativity~

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

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    The short version is that General Relativity extends special relativity so that the resulting theory includes gravity.
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    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).
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