Discussion in 'Physics' started by ak86, Jan 26, 2007.
What is the difference between Special theory of Relativity & General theory of Relativity?
In a nutshell...
Special Relativity: System of mechanics applicable at high-velocities, i.e. approaching the speed of light, and in the absence of gravitation. So called because it is a special case that applies to inertial frames.
General Relativity: The theory of gravity unifying special relativity and the Newtonian theory of gravity.
The actual differences are many and complex, is there anything you specifically want to know about relativity, or is it a casual curiosity?
I love this stuff. Relativity is the answer to all energy. In my view anyway.
Interesting view - could you expand on it?