
Definition of General theory of relativity
1. Noun. A generalization of special relativity to include gravity (based on the principle of equivalence).
Generic synonyms: Einstein's Theory Of Relativity, Relativity, Relativity Theory, Theory Of Relativity
Lexicographical Neighbors of General Theory Of Relativity
Literary usage of General theory of relativity
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein (1921)
"... ACCORDING TO THE general theory of relativity ACCORDING to the general theory
of relativity, the geometrical properties of space are not independent, ..."
2. The Theory of Relativity by Robert Daniel Carmichael (1920)
"94128) has undertaken to develop the general theory of relativity without the
equivalence hypothesis. He concedes that the Einstein theory has one very ..."
3. The Theory of General Relativity and Gravitation: Based on a Course of by Ludwik Silberstein (1922)
"... soon return to these mathematical entities as particular cases of tensors of
various ranks which are indispensable to the general theory of relativity. ..."
4. Electric Waves: Being Researches on the Propagation of Electric Action with ...by Heinrich Hertz, Daniel Evan Jones by Heinrich Hertz, Daniel Evan Jones (1893)
"224pp. 5% x 8. S81 Paperbound $1.75 SPACE TIME MATTER, Hermann Weyl. "The standard
treatise on the general theory of relativity," ..."
5. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York public library (1921)
"The text is divided into three parts which deal respectively with the special
theory of relativity, with the general theory of relativity, ..."
6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The general theory of relativity is a field theory in which gravity is considered
a property of the geometry of spacetime. It employs a tensor field and a ..."
7. Paradoxes of Free Will by Gunther Siegmund Stent (2002)
"According to Einstein's general theory of relativity, a massive material body
... When Einstein announced his general theory of relativity, the physics ..."