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General Relativity


. The classical (non-quantum) theory of gravity was developed by Einstein around 1915. Gravity is described by the geometry of spacetime, which is dynamically determined by the distribution of energy and momentum.

General Relativity

. The is an elegant mathematical description, based on the Equivalence Principle, in terms of differential geometry.

Experimental successes of this theory:
  • light bent by sun
  • perihelial precession of Mercury
  • spin down of binary pulsars from gravitational radiation

 


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