General Relativity

  • Daniel R. MayersonEmail author
  • Anthony M. Charles
  • Joseph E. Golec


Before diving in to the mathematics of general relativity, it is important to understand what the physical, conceptual motivations were to consider such a radically new theory of gravity. In this section, we will discover the physical principles underlying general relativity, including the most important one of all: the equivalence principle.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel R. Mayerson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anthony M. Charles
    • 2
  • Joseph E. Golec
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité Paris SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Randall LaboratoryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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