General Theory of Relativity


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General Theory of Relativity

 

a contemporary physical theory of space, time, and gravitation. The general theory of relativity was finally formulated by A. Einstein in 1916 and is based on the experimental fact that the inertial mass, which enters in Newton’s second law of motion, and the gravitational mass, which enters in the law of gravitation, are the same for any body. This fact leads to the principle of equivalence. The equality of the inertial mass and the gravitational mass is manifested by the lack of dependence of the motion of a body in a gravitational field on the mass of the body. This enables the general theory of relativity to be used to interpret gravitation as the curvature of the space-time continuum. The general theory of relativity is thus a theory of gravitation constructed on the basis of relativity theory.

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