What is Einstein theory of general relativity?

General relativity is a theory of gravitation developed by Albert Einstein between 1907 and 1915. The theory of general relativity says that the observed gravitational effect between masses results from their warping of spacetime.

Can I learn general relativity on my own?

The best textbook for self-studying general relativity that I’d recommend is: Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell by A. Zee (link to Amazon): this book is my #1 recommendation since it’s very thorough and it also doesn’t require as much mathematical rigor as many other textbooks do.

Why is it called general relativity?

The general theory gets its name because it also includes gravity, which means it applies to a wider set of circumstances (which scientists call a more “general” set) than the special theory.

What was Einstein’s famous paper of 1905?

1. Photoelectric Effect (March 1905) Note: In this paper, Einstein proposed that light is composed of tiny particles called quanta. Consequently, the paper led to the development of the branch of physics known as quantum mechanics.

When did famous paper of Einstein special theory of relativity get published?

30 June 1905
On 30 June 1905 the German physics journal Annalen der Physik published a paper by a young patent clerk called Albert Einstein.

Is general relativity difficult?

While relativity has a reputation for being intimidatingly difficult, it’s a peculiar kind of difficulty. Coming at the subject without any preparation, you hear all kinds of crazy things about time dilating and space stretching, and it seems all very recondite and baffling.

Where can I read Einstein Papers?

THE DIGITAL EINSTEIN PAPERS website presents the complete contents of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, and, upon its launch, the website—http://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu—will contain 5,000 documents covering the first forty-four years of Einstein’s life, up to and including the award of the Nobel Prize …