
Definition of Relativity theory
1. Noun. (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts.
Generic synonyms: Scientific Theory
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Specialized synonyms: Einstein's General Theory Of Relativity, General Relativity, General Relativity Theory, General Theory Of Relativity, Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity, Special Relativity, Special Relativity Theory, Special Theory Of Relativity
Examples of category: Event
Derivative terms: Relativistic
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Literary usage of Relativity theory
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1. Gravitation Versus Relativity: A Nontechnical Explanation of the by Charles Lane Poor, Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (1922)
"... II THE EVIDENCE FOR THE relativity theory THE relativity theory strikes directly
at our fundamental concepts as to the structure of the universe; ..."
2. The Theory of General Relativity and Gravitation: Based on a Course of by Ludwik Silberstein (1922)
"As is wellknown from the special relativity theory, these equations retain their
form or are covariant with respect to the Lorentz transformation, ie, ..."
3. The Theory of General Relativity and Gravitation: Based on a Course of by Ludwik Silberstein (1922)
"As is wellknown from the special relativity theory, these equations retain their
form or are covariant with respect to the Lorentz transformation, ie, ..."
4. Light: A Textbook for Students who Have Had One Year of Physics by Herbert Meredith Reese (1921)
"The relativity theory.—This failure of Michelson and Morley's experiment was ...
Later a complete doctrine known as the "relativity theory" was worked out, ..."
5. Light: A Textbook for Students who Have Had One Year of Physics by Herbert Meredith Reese (1921)
"The relativity theory.—This failure of Michelson and Morley's experiment was ...
Later a complete doctrine known as the "relativity theory" was worked out, ..."
6. The Theory of the Relativity of Motion by Richard Chace Tolman (1917)
"Finally, in Chapter XIII, we consider a fourdimensional method of expressing
and treating the results of relativity theory. This chapter contains, in Part ..."
7. Einstein's Theories of Relativity and Gravitation: A Selection of Material by James Malcolm Bird, Albert Einstein (1921)
"THE SPECIAL relativity theory In our account of the Einstein theory we have not
... Firstly, the earlier Special relativity theory properly belongs to a ..."