posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 01:16 PM
reply to post by Mary Rose
No you are correct it is general; however Einstein was heavily criticized for using general relativity heavily in defining special relativity...I seem
to recall from a college physics class that some of the criticism claimed general and special to be one and the same thing, or one only seemed valid
because the other held it up.
If it wasn't for his famous formula; he might have not had as much support behind him. The very first time I became interested was many years ago in
the 5th grade they announced discovering a new 10th planet they dubbed planet X until it could be confirmed. My science book at the time had the watch
and twins example of relativity in it, I was fascinated that one twin could leave the planet travel at a given distance and speed; return and to the
rocket twin only a year or so passed and the twin left on earth was an old man.
My brain is way too fried reading these 200 and some odd pages, then trying to dive wade through some pettiness, then getting a homework assignment
from Phage; his obsession with clarity is a good thing for ats. So I dove into more research from that and derived so many equations I don't want to
see a function again for awhile and wrote what I did...the words above it were all the topics I either refreshed on or read for the first time...oh it
has a name now for yet again the same or very similar concepts that can be mathematically or derived...lol I think the pickup in in the physics
department was show me your math...everyone had to have their own equation or plug in values and then call it something new that sounds special.
So my brain hurts and numbers are starting reverse on sight...here's a couple you've probably seen or even presented too much input to even recall
clearly now...but maybe not en.wikipedia.org...
if you'd like at a later time when I wake up I'll find a link for
the general/special debacle. But I have not slept for over 48 hours and I am in a severe need of sleep...almost regret getting involved with this
thread; just when you think you've killed the obsession with particle physics, the sleeplessness begins again