Albert Einstein Physics

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Physics: Special Theory of Relativity

In his special theory of relativity, Einstein proved showed that time and length are not absolute, like our everyday experiences would suggest. In fact, moving clocks run slower, and moving objects are shorter. Those are just two of the unusual properties of Einstein's world! Another consequence of special relativity is the most famous formula of all: E=mc², stating that two physical quantities which physicists had defined separately, namely energy and mass, are in fact equivalent.

Physics: General Theory of Relativity

In his general theory of relativity, space and time become even crazier, and more flexible. "Your mileage may vary," and so may the time intervals you measure, depending on where and when you are. This flexibility has an analogue in the geometry of surfaces like that of a sphere - there is a curvature of space and time. Distorted space and time influence the way that material objects or light move. In fact, there is a direct connection to the cosmic interaction that holds the universe together, makes the earth orbit the sun and keeps our feet on the ground: gravity.

Physics: E=MC2

The most famous equation in the the world is probablyE=MC2. In physics, mass–energy equivalence is the concept that the mass of a body is a measure of its energy content. In this concept, mass is a property of all energy, and energy is a property of all mass, and the two properties are connected by a constant.

Physics: General Links

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"People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

- A. Einstein