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How Einstein believed that space is curved?

  1. Oct 9, 2015 #1
    It took einstein 4 years to complete his general theory of relativity but the fundamental idea behind this work is that he believed that space is curved , how he is sure about this idea from the beginning ?
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  3. Oct 9, 2015 #2


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    What do you mean "sure about this idea from the beginning"? How do you know he was sure about it from the beginning?
  4. Oct 9, 2015 #3
    just asking what made him to believe in this idea " space is curved"
  5. Oct 9, 2015 #4


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    He explained this in very clear and nontechnical language in the introduction to his paper on GR:

    The foundation of the general theory of relativity
    A. Einstein, Annalen der Physik 49 (1916) 769.

    You can find English translations online, e.g., in the back of this book: http://www.lightandmatter.com/genrel/
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