Einstein's special theory of relativity


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a physical theory of relativity based on the assumption that the speed of light in a vacuum is a constant and the assumption that the laws of physics are invariant in all inertial systems

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"It first left the realm of science fiction with the prediction in Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity of 'time dilation', the fact that time is not absolute but depends on the relative motion of observers.
Convinced that "...the story of the development of mechanics from Galileo to Einstein's special theory of relativity is the most remarkable story in all secular history," Crowe (emeritus, philosophy of science, U.
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Herbert argues that both Victorian reverence for scientific logic and the criticisms that greeted Einstein's special theory of relativity in 1905 must be viewed in relation to a fairly extensive body of works critiquing scientific objectivity and rationality during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Miller, a science historian who has gained some acclaim for an earlier work Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity: Emergence (1905) and Early Interpretation (1905-1911), obviously knows quite a bit about mathematical theory.
An important part of Chapter 1 is taken with the question of whether Einstein's special theory of relativity, and its coupling of space and time, was influenced by his religious or philosophical ideas.
Einstein's special theory of relativity and time dilation were called into question.
In 1905, Einstein's special theory of relativity implied we could leap into the future by traveling at or near the speed of light.
Einstein's special theory of relativity takes account of this--and leads to some conceptually difficult conclusions.
According to a report in New Scientist, the problem with warp speed is Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity.
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