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general relativity

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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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Research on Einstein's general relativity theory requires massive computing resources," said Edward Seidel, head of the Numerical Relativity Group at AEI.
Albert Einstein presents special theory of relativity: general relativity theory to follow, 1905.
One example: Nerlich claims that in General Relativity Theory gravitational forces are completely geometricized in the sense that the trajectory of a massive body in a gravitational field is described as that of a "force-free body" (p.
Scientists will use NCSA's IBM eServer clusters to study a wide range of research problems, from how gas flows over surfaces at supersonic speeds to simulations of black hole collisions, which demonstrate principles of Einstein's General Relativity Theory.

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