# Difference between revisions of "Relativity"

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== Special Relativity == | == Special Relativity == | ||

− | Special relativity deals with spacetime and its behavior when an | + | Special relativity deals with spacetime and its behavior when an object is moving in a line. Some of its statements are: objects moving at higher speeds experience slower time. Also, the speed of light, or <math>c</math>, is the highest speed any object can achieve. Objects moving at ''c'' would then move to their destination in no time since time slows down to a stop. |

Special relativity also deals with the equivalence of mass and energy, with the famous equation <math>E=mc^2</math>. This shows that the amount of energy an object contains is equal to its mass multiplied by the squared speed of light. It also shows that a huge amount of energy can come from only a tiny piece of matter. | Special relativity also deals with the equivalence of mass and energy, with the famous equation <math>E=mc^2</math>. This shows that the amount of energy an object contains is equal to its mass multiplied by the squared speed of light. It also shows that a huge amount of energy can come from only a tiny piece of matter. | ||

+ | == General relativity == | ||

+ | General relativity deals with spacetime and its behavior when an object has any behavior. It deal with things that the Special Theory of Relativity can not deal with | ||

== See also == | == See also == | ||

* [[Physics books]] | * [[Physics books]] |

## Latest revision as of 18:19, 16 August 2019

**Relativity** is a branch of modern science that has two parts: special relativity and general relativity. Both were formed by Albert Einstein.

## Special Relativity

Special relativity deals with spacetime and its behavior when an object is moving in a line. Some of its statements are: objects moving at higher speeds experience slower time. Also, the speed of light, or , is the highest speed any object can achieve. Objects moving at *c* would then move to their destination in no time since time slows down to a stop.

Special relativity also deals with the equivalence of mass and energy, with the famous equation . This shows that the amount of energy an object contains is equal to its mass multiplied by the squared speed of light. It also shows that a huge amount of energy can come from only a tiny piece of matter.

## General relativity

General relativity deals with spacetime and its behavior when an object has any behavior. It deal with things that the Special Theory of Relativity can not deal with

## See also

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