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Unformatted text preview: In 1912, Einstein and Mileva left Prague because Einstein was appointed professor of theoretical physics at the Zurich Polytechnic, the very same institution that had once rejected him as a student. In Zurich, Einstein spent most of his time trying to determine whether the principle of relativity also applied to systems that are accelerated relative to one another: are the laws of physics are always the same for all observers, even those in non-inertial reference frames? The answer to this question, which Einstein worked on until November 1915, was the general theory of relativity. While developing this theory in Zurich, Einstein benefited from the mathematical assistance of his old friend Marcel Grossman, who was one of the only people in Zurich with whom Einstein could discuss his new ideas. Their collaboration led to the publication of a partially successful version his new ideas....
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course BIO 1320 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09