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The Power of Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity

The Power of Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity

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Published by Niranjan J
The power and integrity of Theory of Relativity. I have explained the
influence of relativity in describing previously unanswered phenomena.
I have also provided necessary evidence with events and dates.
The power and integrity of Theory of Relativity. I have explained the
influence of relativity in describing previously unanswered phenomena.
I have also provided necessary evidence with events and dates.

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Published by: Niranjan J on Feb 02, 2010
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Why Relativity is the Most Popular Theory(HowRelativity changed the World)
-written by Niranjan(aka StarStruck)
 
Theory of Relativity
, the most influential theory in physics,proposed by the genius and the most influential physicist,Albert Einstein is not just merely accepted by physicians allover the world, but also, it boasts of explaining maximumphenomena in our universe, which were previouslyunanswered by any other theory.Making the whole world accept your theory isn’t an ordinarything. It takes rigorous tests by experts in the field tovalidate its integrity. The best and unquestioned way of testing a theory is applying it to visible phenomena in theuniverse. The theory is expected to answer ‘Why’ about thatparticular phenomenon.
The postulates of Relativity are:
1.
The laws of physicsare the same for all observers inuniform motionrelative to one another (principle of relativity),
2.
 Thespeed of lightin avacuumis the same for all  observers, regardless of their relative motion or of themotion of the source of thelight. TheMichelson-Morley experimentnot only supportspostulate 2, but also has many surprising consequences.Some of these are:
Relativity of simultaneity: Two events, simultaneous forsome observer, may not be simultaneous for anotherobserver if the observers are in relative motion.
 Time dilation: Movingclocksare measured to tick more slowly than an observer's "stationary" clock.
Length contraction: Objects are measured to beshortened in the direction that they are moving withrespect to the observer.
E
=
mc
2
, energy and massare equivalent and transmutable.
 
Relativity wasn’t only successful in explainingpreviously unanswered questions, but also,depending on its statements and assumptions,various predictions were made, which later proved tobe surprisingly correct.Read on the supporting (and extraordinary) Facts:
1. Einstein himself had shown in 1915 how his theoryexplained theanomalous perihelion advanceof the planetMercurywithout any arbitrary parameters ("fudge factors").2. According to relativity, orbitsprecessin a way unexpectedin Newton's theory of gravity. This has been observed in theorbit of Mercuryand inbinary pulsars. 2. Similarly, a 1919 expedition led byEddingtonconfirmedgeneral relativity's prediction for the deflection of starlightby the Sun during the totalsolar eclipse of May 29, 1919,making Einstein instantly famous.3. Yet the theory entered the mainstream of theoreticalphysicsandastrophysicsonly with the developments between approximately 1960 and 1975, now known as theGolden age of general relativity. Physicists began tounderstand the concept of ablack hole, and to identify theseobjects' astrophysical manifestation asquasars.4. Ever more precise solar system tests confirmed thetheory's predictive power, and relativistic cosmology, too,became amenable to direct observational tests.

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