Einstein's Theory Of Relativity

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Einstein's Theory Of Relativity

He also said that every object has its own time, based on how it was moving. If two objects were at rest, their times would be the same. But if the same objects were moving at different speeds, the objects' clocks will be measuring different times. The faster an object moves, the more its time slows down.

Albert Einstien said that nothing can go faster than the speed of light, and if you are traveling the same way or different way, the speed of light will appear the same.

By the late 19th century, the idea of an ether started to form. The idea of an ether was that light would travel at a fixed speed through the ether, but if you were traveling in the same direction as light, the value of the speed of light would seem lower than if you were to travel in the opposite direction.

The video below explains Einsteins theory of relativity, and how the more mass an object has, the more it bends space-time. This is why massive objects, such as stars, planets, and black holes actually bend space-time so much, that light passing through them gets bent. This is why even light can't escape from black holes; they bend space-time so much!

Space-time is the relationship between space and time. Einstein explained that space-time is actually curved, just as Earth is a sphere.

Einstein's Theory ofRelativity

Did You Know?That Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany in 1879?

Note: All facts in this glog are from The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawkings

Twins paradox: one of the twins travels in space close to the speed of light. When he returns many years later, his twin brother is an old man, but he has barely aged.

Einsein's theory of relativity was a major breakthrough of 20th Century physics. It is very complex. One can get some very surprising results, like the twins paradox. Many scientists have tried to disprove it, it stands undefeated.

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By: Arya Gharib


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