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The Theory of General Relativity

  • Benjamin Bahr
  • Boris LemmerEmail author
  • Rina Piccolo


In 1905, Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity shook the world view of physicists. With his equations, Einstein had overthrown many principles that Sir Isaac Newton had formulated about two centuries earlier. These principles – in particular the ones about absolute space and time – had been held very dear by everyone, from physicists to philosophers. So people adapted only slowly to the new world view.


World View Space Shuttle Gravitational Attraction Heavy Mass Absolute Space 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.II. Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.TorontoCanada

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