written by
John O'Connor
sub author:
Edmund Robertson

This article reviews the history, theories and contributions that led Albert Einstein to formulate the theories of Special and General Relativity. It starts from the understanding of gravity by the ancient Greek Mathematicians, and ends at the work by Einstein and others in the early 20th century. Hyperlinks are available to biographies of all the important scientists and mathematicians who contributed to the theory. This is part of the extensive MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive.

<a href="http://www.compadre.org/astronomy/items/detail.cfm?ID=5146">O'Connor, John. MacTutor History of Mathematics: General Relativity. May 1, 1996.</a>

O'Connor, J. (1996, May 1). MacTutor History of Mathematics: General Relativity. Retrieved September 17, 2014, from http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/General_relativity.html

O'Connor, John. MacTutor History of Mathematics: General Relativity. May 1, 1996. http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/General_relativity.html (accessed 17 September 2014).

O'Connor, John. MacTutor History of Mathematics: General Relativity. 1 May 1996. 17 Sep. 2014 <http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/General_relativity.html>.

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