Newton and Einstain Paradigm.docx - Change of paradigm going from Newton to Einstein At the beginning of 1919 Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

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Change of paradigm, going from Newton to Einstein At the beginning of 1919 Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation still dominated scientific discourse. However, his supremacy was threatened by a new theory of gravitation published in 1916 by the German physicist Albert Einstein. Newtonian physics had been on the throne for more than 200 years and to overthrow it, the theory of General Relativity must obtain experimental evidence of its validity. The germ of Einstein's theory had been the generalization, beyond the mechanics, of Galileo's discovery that bodies fall with the same acceleration regardless of their mass. The extension of the Galilean thesis is known as the Principle of Equivalence and states that it is impossible to distinguish, by any type of experiment, whether we are in a uniformly accelerated system or in a system under the action of a gravitational field. This first stage of the theory evolved thanks
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