Lecture17 - Quiz 11 (part I): Quiz 11 (part II): The ether...

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1 The ether idea was reminiscent of which Aristotelian principle? A. Dualism of sub-lunary and celestial realm B. Nature abhors a vacuum C. All bodies fall towards center of the Universe D. Existence of an unmoved mover Quiz 11 (part I): o All observers are supposed to be of equal status. When the 2 twins eventually meet again, how is it A. Can’t be decided. Einstein was wrong! B. One of them is picked by chance due to a quantum mechanical effect C. The one who experiences accelerated motion, when turning around D. Due to spontaneous symmetry breaking Quiz 11 (part II): o younger? The History and Philosophy of Astronomy (Lecture 17: Einstein II) Instructor: Volker Bromm The University of Texas at Austin Department of Astronomy Signature Course UGS 303 (Fall 2009) Albert Einstein: Revolutionary of Physics 1879 (Ulm) – 1955 (Princeton) • revolutionized concepts of space, time, and gravity - Special Relativity (1905): E=mc 2 - General Relativity (1915): new theory of gravity • co-founder of quantum theory photons
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2 Overview: Einstein ʼ s Life Nov. 3 Nov. 5 Einstein in Berlin: 1914-32 • 1914: Max Planck secures Einstein ʼ s appointment as professor at the Prussian Academy of Sciences (founded 1700 by Leibniz, German equivalent of Royal Society) Berlin 1914: World Center of Science • Einstein becomes part of vibrant scientiFc community! Berlin 1914: Outbreak of WW I • All European nations excited to go to war! • Einstein takes lone paciFst stand!
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3 General Theory of Relativity (1915-16) • Big Q: What is gravity??? Newton (1687): -- `action-at-a-distance ʼ -- doesn ʼ t really answer the question Einstein (1915): -- principle of equivalence ʼ -- great idea: GRAVITY = ACCELERATION -- his “happiest thought” General Theory of Relativity (1915-16) • Principle of Equivalence (gravity = acceleration) General Theory of Relativity (1915-16) • Principle of Equivalence (gravity = acceleration) (1g upwards) General Theory of Relativity (1915-16) • Big Q: What is gravity???
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Lecture17 - Quiz 11 (part I): Quiz 11 (part II): The ether...

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