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The Essence of General Relativity site gives a history of general relativity.  This site gives descriptions, explanations, and figures of how this theory came about to help the user understand why General Relativity became the next physics paradigm.
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© 2005 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
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Einstein, General Relativity, Georg Friedrich Riemann, Law of Universal Gravitation, gravitational field, gravitational time dilation, gravity, history, thought experiment, time dilation
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Metadata instance created July 7, 2008 by Christopher Bares
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4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • 9-12: 4F/H2. All motion is relative to whatever frame of reference is chosen, for there is no motionless frame from which to judge all motion.
  • 9-12: 4F/H3c. In empty space, all electromagnetic waves move at the same speed—the "speed of light."

10. Historical Perspectives

10C. Relating Matter & Energy and Time & Space
  • 9-12: 10C/H4. A decade after Einstein developed the special theory of relativity, he proposed the general theory of relativity, which pictures Newton's gravitational force as a distortion of space and time.
  • 9-12: 10C/H5. Einstein's development of the theories of special and general relativity ranks as one of the greatest human accomplishments in all of history. Many predictions from the theories have been confirmed on both atomic and astronomical scales. Still, the search continues for an even more powerful theory of the architecture of the universe.
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R. Epp, (2005), WWW Document, (http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/en/Outreach/Explore_Our_Universe/Essence_of_General_Relativity/).
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R. Epp, Perimeter Institute: Essence of General Relativity (2005), <http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/en/Outreach/Explore_Our_Universe/Essence_of_General_Relativity/>.
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Epp, R. (2008, July 7). Perimeter Institute: Essence of General Relativity. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/en/Outreach/Explore_Our_Universe/Essence_of_General_Relativity/
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Epp, Richard. Perimeter Institute: Essence of General Relativity. July 7, 2008. http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/en/Outreach/Explore_Our_Universe/Essence_of_General_Relativity/ (accessed 18 April 2014).
MLA Format
Epp, Richard. Perimeter Institute: Essence of General Relativity. 2005. 7 July 2008. 18 Apr. 2014 <http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/en/Outreach/Explore_Our_Universe/Essence_of_General_Relativity/>.
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