## Abstract

General relativity is one of humanity’s greatest intellectual leaps. Special relativity, arguably, would have been discovered without Einstein. It was ripe for it. The speed of light had been measured to be constant in a vacuum, and the mathematics of the Lorentz transformations had already been developed. But general relativity – and the idea that gravity wasn’t a force but the curvature of the space-time continuum – wow, that was just crazy talk.

In his theory, Einstein describes an effect that we now call time dilation....

In his theory, Einstein describes an effect that we now call time dilation....

Original language | English |
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Specialist publication | Australia Science |

Publisher | The Royal Institution of Australia Inc. |

Publication status | Published - 28 Jun 2018 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- General Theory of Relativity
- Einstein
- engineering applications