Does Einstein's theory not disprove the idea that Gravity is a force? Perhaps I am completely misunderstanding the theory, but it seems to explicitly say that what we think of as gravity isn't really a force, but is a by-product of the curvature of space-time (the curvature being a symptom of the displacement caused by an object).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Why, then, is it so important to unify Gravity with the other three forces? Is any work being done to expand them to include the effects of the curvature of space-time, or are there any other explanations being cooked up?

Disclaimer: I am not a Physics students. I am beginning my studies in Mech. Engineering in the Fall. Currently, I'm learning all of the ideas and concepts of Physics that I possibly can, so tha I'll have the understanding of what the math is telling me by the time the math is given to me.

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