theory of relativity

by Hillary Diane Andales

Twelfth-grader Hillary Diane Andales talks about what inspired her to make her prize-winning video on the theory of relativity and the equivalence of reference frames. Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at:


adding page this day (just after reading dawn of new)

Esko Kilpi (@EskoKilpi) tweeted at 7:09 AM on Sat, Dec 30, 2017:
Theory of relativity explained (well) in three minutes

before you start making any observational arguments w others.. first imagine yourself observing thru their reference frame

and or.. just ignore the arguments and assume good.. assume another story


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The theory of relativity usually encompasses two interrelated theories by Albert Einstein: special relativity and general relativity. Special relativity applies to elementary particles and their interactions, describing all their physical phenomena except gravity. General relativity explains the law of gravitation and its relation to other forces of nature. It applies to the cosmological and astrophysical realm, including astronomy.


The theory transformed theoretical physics and astronomy during the 20th century, superseding a 200-year-old theory of mechanics created primarily by Isaac Newton. It introduced concepts including spacetime as a unified entity of space and time, relativity of simultaneity, kinematic and gravitational time dilation, and length contraction. In the field of physics, relativity improved the science of elementary particles and their fundamental interactions, along with ushering in the nuclear age. With relativity, cosmology and astrophysics predicted extraordinary astronomical phenomena such as neutron stars, black holes, and gravitational waves.