Definition of General relativity

1. Noun. A generalization of special relativity to include gravity (based on the principle of equivalence).

Definition of General relativity

1. Noun. (relativity) A theory extending special relativity and uniformly accounting for gravity and accelerated frames of reference, postulating that space-time curves in the presence of mass. ¹

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Literary usage of General relativity

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1. Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein (1921)
"Thus all our previous conclusions based on general relativity would appear to be called in question. In reality we must make a subtle detour in order to be ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Two additional effects predicted by general relativity which can probably be measured within the next few years are parallel vector translation and the ..."

3. Einstein's Theories of Relativity and Gravitation: A Selection of Material by James Malcolm Bird, Albert Einstein (1921)
"... general relativity is of such vast •*-•' compass, being coextensive with the realm of physical events, that in any brief account a strict selection from ..."

4. The American Mathematical Monthly by Mathematical Association of America (1922)
"... XI: The principle of general relativity: how Einstein, to a degree never before equalled, isolates the external reality from the observer's contribution ..."

5. Cartanian Geometry, Nonlinear Waves, and Control Theory. by Robert Hermann (1980)
"DIFFERENTIAL FORMS AND general relativity 1 . INTRODUCTION The quantization of general relativity is one of the foremost challenges to contemporary ..."

6. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"Until Einstein developed his general relativity theory it was also believed that absolute motion was possible. To illustrate, consider the propagation of ..."

7. Space and Time in Contemporary Physics: An Introduction to the Theory of by Moritz Schlick, Henry Leopold Brose (1920)
"... developed purely from the postulate of general relativity, and from well- known results of physics (as given by the special principle of relativity). ..."

8. Geometric Structures in Nonlinear Physics by Robert Hermann (1991)
"A. Papapetrou and J. Stachel, A new Lagrangian for the vacuum Einstein equations and its tetrad form, general relativity and Gravitation, 9 (1978), ..."

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