PHYS IRT #12 - Celine Cottenoir Der-Lin Gao PHYS 1305 20 April 2017 IRT CH 12 Relativity Theory Einsteins theory of relativity is no doubt one of the

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Celine Cottenoir Der-Lin Gao PHYS 1305 20 April 2017 IRT CH 12: Relativity Theory Einstein’s theory of relativity is no doubt one of the most significant scientific contributions in modern history. Einstein’s theory stated that the laws of physics was the same for all non-accelerating objects. This concept challenged previous notions of space and time. HE determined that time and space were “interwoven” into a new concept of “space-time”. Although profound, there are a few who would dispute Einstein’s theory as incomplete. At the time of Einstein’s discovery, the scientific consensus that was held about the universe was that it was static. Static simply means that the universe was neither expanding nor shrinking. In many of his equations, Einstein factored a “cosmological constant” that made the outcome imply that the universe was static. Later, Einstein soon realized his stubbornness on this issue was one of his biggest “scientific blunders”. Today, general scientific consensus leans
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