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general relativity

[¦jen·rəl ‚rel·ə′tiv·əd·ē]
(relativity)
The theory of Einstein which generalizes special relativity to noninertial frames of reference and incorporates gravitation, and in which events take place in a curved space.
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One way the Dirac field is incorporated into curved spacetime is to fix [[gamma].
As the simplest example, we consider a hydrogen atom in the Earth gravitational field, where we take into account only kinetic and Coulomb potential energies of an electron in a curved spacetime.
Highly curved spacetime sustains the highly dense matter and strong gravity.
The highly curved spacetime of a black hole sustains its enormous gravity produced by the highly dense matter.
This Newtonian equation remains in tact when we are in curved spacetime, and in a reference frame that freely falls along a geodesic line.
We have shown elsewhere [7] that from (1) and the generalised Dirac equation we may show that a curved spacetime formalism may be introduced that permits the determination of the quantum matter geodesics, but that in general the spacetime metric does not satisfy the Hilbert-Einstein equations, as of course GR lacks the [alpha]-dependent dynamics.