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Old Sep 4th 2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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Question General & Special Relativity

What is difference between general and special relativity?
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Old Sep 5th 2009, 08:10 AM   #2
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In a rough manner of speaking, the difference is that special relativity deals with frames of reference that are in uniform relative motion with respect to each other i.e. neither of them are accelerating.
The math involved in this is rather straight forward

General relativity however includes accelerating frames in its analysis.
Its uniqueness lies however in the fact that it provides another way of looking at gravitation and this has been found to be more accurate.
The math involved in this is something else and is way beyond me at present.

There are others on this forum who can and will give you a better picture as and when they stumble upon your post.
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