The Journey Toward General Relativity

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2016

Elegant Connections in Physics

The Journey Toward General Relativity

Part 1: 1907-1912

By:

Dwight E. Neuenschwander, Professor of Physics, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK

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Just over one century ago, on November 25, 1915, Albert Einstein presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences the completed version of his general theory of relativity. His journey toward that theory had begun in 1907, was interrupted until 1911, and then continued with nonstop intensity until the end of 1915.

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