Essays Tagged: "General relativity"

Albert Einstein

in has one of the most spectacular uses of geometry in his theory of gravitation, also known as the general theory of relativity. 'Einstein discovered that by considering the properties of space as th ... y. He found that he could explain the natural world by using geometry' (Stwertka 20). In the general theory of relativity, a large mass such as the sun warps the space around it (see figure 2 & ...

(3 pages) 70 1 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Albert Einstein

in has one of the most spectacular uses of geometry in his theory of gravitation, also known as the general theory of relativity. 'Einstein discovered that by considering the properties of space as th ... y. He found that he could explain the natural world by using geometry' (Stwertka 20). In the general theory of relativity, a large mass such as the sun warps the space around it (see figure 2 & ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

A biography on Albert Einstein

ws that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes,many have heard of Albert Einstein's General Theory of relativity, but few know about theintriguing life that led this scientist to disco ... It was here that hisstudies turned mainly to Physics. He quickly learned that while physicists had generallyagreed on major principals in the past, there were modern scientists who were attempting to ...

(6 pages) 108 0 4.0 Feb/1994

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Albert Einstein

5), German-born American physicist and Nobel laureate, best known as the creator of the special and general theories of relativity and for his bold hypothesis concerning the particle nature of light. ... nally, in 1913, he was appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics in Berlin.The General Theory of RelativityEven before he left the patent office in 1907, Einstein began work on ex ...

(8 pages) 107 2 4.4 Feb/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Black Holes

rocesses involved with the space phenomenon of the black hole. It will describe how a black hole is generally formed, how it functions, and the effects it has on the universe.By definition, a black ho ... cease to exist. At the singularity, the laws of physics break down, including Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. This is known as Quantum Gravity. In this realm, space and time are broken apart ...

(12 pages) 153 0 3.9 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

What is a black hole?

oncentration so dense that even light would be trapped. Almost immediately after Einstein developed general relativity, Karl Schwarzschild discovered a mathematical solution to the equations of the th ... e to support itself against its own gravitational pull, and it should collapse into a black hole.In general relativity, gravity is a manifestation of the curvature of space-time. Massive objects disto ...

(3 pages) 89 2 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Black holes in space. If

rocesses involved with the space phenomenon of the black hole. It will describe how a black hole is generally formed, how it functions, and the effects it has on the universe. By definition, a black h ... cease to exist. At the singularity, the laws of physics break down, including Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. This is known as Quantum Gravity. In this realm, space and time are broken apart ...

(12 pages) 118 0 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

This is a essay about the unification theory.

mediate interactions between separate or distant objects. These theories such as eltromagnetism and general relativity started to attempt the unification of theories, however they would emerge as the ... symmetries of the basic field equations at each point in space and time. Both electromagnetism and general relativity already involved such symmetries, but the important step was the discovery that a ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Albert Einstein

y of relativity must also furnish a theory of gravitation and in 1916 he published his paper on the general theory of relativity. During this time he also contributed to the problems of the theory of ... his work in America. "He received a huge number of letters, both from other scientists and from the general public. Dealing with all these communications was a time-consuming process. But in 1924 one ...

(4 pages) 53 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Einstein the fame and life by:Kenneth Morey

e deflected by the gravity of the sun in just the amount he had predicted in his theory of gravity, General Relativity. General Relativity was the first major new theory of gravity since Isaac Newton' ... re was a modest scientific genius, seemingly interested only in pure intellectual pursuits.What was General Relativity? Einstein's earlier theory of time and space, Special Relativity, proposed that d ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Allais effect -- Changing our views on gravity and how it works.

n moving faster that expected.Now known as the "Allais effect", it contradicts Einstein's theory of General Relativity - The modern explanation of how gravity works. This affect is so small, however, ... ational effect acting upon it.Ironically, the observations taken during a solar eclipse established General Relativity in the first place. Therefore, many scientists have tried to duplicate Allais' ex ...

(1 pages) 65 2 4.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Albert Einstein, 20th Century Genius

) Einstein was able to verify that this, indeed, was true by applying his theory of relativity, and general theory of relativity.Einstein's Formative YearsRealizing that Albert Einstein is among the m ... mental evidence in favour of Einstein's theory." (1997))The theory being referred to was Einstein's general theory of relativity, published in 1915. By 1919, British eclipse expeditions confirmed his ...

(4 pages) 72 1 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Black Holes

ly let zero light escape from their grasp. The theory of the black hole has evolved from Einstein's generally accepted theory of relativity. Specifically based in theory, scientists are still uncertai ... 50 times the Sun's mass has the potential to become a black hole.The life of a very massive star is generally about nine million years. During the last million years, the star goes through many change ...

(8 pages) 98 1 4.2 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Albert Einstein

y of relativity must also furnish a theory of gravitation and in 1916 he published his paper on the general theory of relativity. During this time he also contributed to the problems of the theory of ... orks include Special Theory of Relativity (1905), Relativity (English translations, 1920 and 1950), General Theory of Relativity (1916), Investigations on Theory of Brownian Movement (1926), and The E ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Albert Einstein

s that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein's General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to disc ...

(8 pages) 35 0 2.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

String Theory

a framework to explain absolutely all workings of the universe. It has been successful in bridging general relativity and quantum mechanics, which alone contradict each other. There were and still ar ... s oscillatory pattern" (Greene 15).The strings' properties have also allowed for a bridging between general relativity and quantum mechanics. "General relativity is usually only applicable on huge dis ...

(5 pages) 14 1 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Albert Einstein

world. Einstein's Theory of Gravity is proven on 1913. On May 29, a solar eclipse proved Einstein's General Theory of Relativity worked. Albert was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for 1921.During W ...

(1 pages) 13 0 3.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Albert Einstein

Physical Institute in and Berlin (later renamed the Max Planck Institute.) In 1915 he published his General Theory of Relativity. This broader theory predicted further effects not forecast by Newtonia ... theory a gravitation that treated Newton's theory of gravitation as only a special case of the more general situation. On of the consequences of Einstein's General Theory was that light would be defle ...

(3 pages) 14 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Black Holes

of yet is faster than the speed of light).In 1915, Einstein developed the theory of gravity called General Relativity. Einstein's earlier theory of time and space, Special Relativity, proposed that d ... ier theory of time and space, Special Relativity, proposed that distance and time are not absolute. General Relativity proposed that gravity, as well as motion, can affect the intervals of time and of ...

(2 pages) 541 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Albert Einstein: A Biography

possess a much deeper knowledge of modern mathematics which caused him to start thinking about the general theory of relativity. In 1912 Einstein became a professor at the Polytechnic School in Zuric ... wn. The Theory of Relativity consisted of two parts. Special Relativity (SR), published in 1905 and General Relativity published 11 years later in 1916.Both of these theories have to do with the measu ...

(10 pages) 18 0 3.7 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies