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Unformatted text preview: ether theory stated that the speed of light was impossible to measure without the presence of some matter, called ether, that light could pass through. These early theories culminated in development of the theory of relativity, proposed by Albert Einstein. The theory of relativity states that one must relate every object to another object in order to measure its speed. Einstein's famous equation, E=mc^2, which depicts the equivalence of energy and mass, is another component of his theory of relativity. The general theory of relativity is still heavily relied upon today....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course WRIT 2 taught by Professor Gahan during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.
- Fall '08