How does mass curve spacetime?


How does mass curve spacetime?

The General Theory of Relativity:

The General Theory of Relativity (GR), put forth by Albert Einstein in 1915, is the modern theory of gravity. This is also the prevailing theory of spacetime, which states that space and time are not only stages upon which events in the universe unfold; they are part of the events themselves. They are therefore dynamical and malleable, and not static.

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GR is neatly summarized by Einstein's field equations, {eq}R_{\mu \nu} - \frac{1}{2}g_{\mu \nu} - \lambda g_{\mu \nu} = -8\pi GT_{\mu \nu} {/eq}. The...

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General and Special Relativity: Theory and Examples


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Explore the difference between special and general relativity. Learn the history and development of special relativity and general relativity theories.

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