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Gravity->Gen. Relativity->Sp. Relativity->E~Mass->Higgs

  1. Jan 18, 2015 #1
    I assume that General Relativity describes Gravity and that Special Relativity describes E=mc^2

    Is the math involved in GR an SR interrelated in someway? If you find evidence that one of them is not correct, does that force a change in the other theories mathematics as well?
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  3. Jan 18, 2015 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Yes, special relativity is a special case of the more general theory, general relativity. Mathematically you get special relativity from general relativity by setting the curvature of spacetime to 0 everywhere.
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