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a generalization of special relativity to include gravity (based on the principle of equivalence)

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4] and G is the gravitational constant, we obtain a separation of the field equations of General Relativity into dilatation and distortion relations respectively:
Several sets of observations have shown that pulsars' motions are not dependent on their structure, so General Relativity is safe so far," Stairs explained.
Refutation of metric-based general relativity for spherically symmetric spacetimes
The teleparallel equivalent of general relativity allows the curvature of a metric to be rephrased as contorsion in a flat space-time due to a tetrad field [2].
So while the Higgs explains why some subatomic particles described by physics" standard model possess mass, it does not reconcile general relativity with the quantum mechanics that underlies the standard model.
Apart from the avoidance of absolutely needless verbosity, this is such as to also encompass the scientific spirit of Albert Einstein, who tirelessly and independently pursued a pure kind of geometrization of physics as demanded by the real geometric quintessence of General Relativity, and that of Abraham Zelmanov, who formulated his theory of chronometric invariants and a most all-encompassing classification of inhomogeneous, anisotropic general relativistic cosmological models and who revealed a fundamental preliminary version of the kinemetric monad formalism of General Relativity for the unification of the observer and observables in the cosmos.
Int'l Conference on the Sun, the Stars, the Universe, and General Relativity (2009: Fortaleza, Brazil) Ed.
A longstanding problem in physics has been to determine whether chaos- the phenomenon by which tiny events lead to very large changes in the time evolution of a system, such as the universe- is absolute or relative in systems governed by general relativity, where the time itself is relative.
A specialist in quantum mechanics and general relativity, Helliwell (emeritus physics, Harvey Mudd College) finds that Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity is a superb place to begin a serious study of physics because, while being useful in many practical problems and the most accessible to 20th-century revolutions, it also demonstrates the strangeness and counter-intuitivity of modern physics.
The discoveries are the strongest observational evidence yet for black holes, an exotic and elusive object first predicted by Albert Einstein in his theory of general relativity.
The first three chapters review the fundamental principles of celestial mechanics and of special and general relativity.
To keep the universe static, Einstein added a term called the "cosmological constant" to the equations for his theory of general relativity.
They cover a brief review of general relativity, gravitational waves, beyond the Newtonian limit, sources of gravitational radiation, gravitational-wave detectors, analyzing gravitational-wave data, and gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics.
He is the author of numerous papers related to the subjects of: Geometry, algebraic topology, differential geometry, optimization problems, mathematical physics and general relativity.
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