1. Physics Topic: General Relativity
In 1915, Einstein published the General theory of Relativity.
This is a theory of gravity which is consistent with special Relativity .
In it, matter and spacetime are interrelated physical phenomena.
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2. Divine Action Topic: Ellis, George F. R. and William R. Stoeger. Intro...
Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology ."
George Ellis and Bill
Stoeger present the standard model of our universe, the Friedmann-
Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) or Big Bang model, including its foundations
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3. General Term: General Relativity
General Relativity An extension of Einstein s theory of special Relativity to include gravity
and other non-inertial (accelerating) frames of reference.
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4. General Term: Special Relativity
agree with this order.
(See General Relativity .)
for Special Relativity
Full Glossary Index
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5. Physics Topic: Special Relativity
Special Relativity is one of the two cornerstones of twentieth
century physics (the other is quantum mechanics ). It makes a fundamental
break with Newtonian mechanics, drastically changing our conceptions
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6. General Term: Big Bang Cosmology
Einstein s theory of general
relativity , which implies an expanding universe. The expansion of the universe
was first confirmed in 1929 by Edwin Hubble s observations of the retreating
motion of galaxies.
During the decade
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7. General Term: Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
the theories of special
relativity (1905) and general relativity (1915), which revolutionised the
classical mechanical understanding of space, time and gravitation.
made fundamental contributions to the fields of statistical
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8. General Term: Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
of the theory
of special relativity , and is thus relativistically correct. To date, there has
been no success in developing a so-called theory of "quantum gravity"
that would incorporate the theory of general relativity into quantum
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9. General Term: Dirac, Paul (1902-84)
and its relation to relativity theory . In 1930 Dirac also proposed the
existence of the "positron," a positively charged particle with the
same mass as the negatively charged electron . It was discovered experimentally
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10. General Term: Metaphysical
of it. Metaphysical studies
generally seek to explain inherent or universal elements of reality which are
not easily discovered or experienced in our everyday life. As such, it is
concerned with explaining the features of reality that exist beyond
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