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    can you give me an example of general relativity. the example should be simple and easy to understand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xxx200 View Post
    can you give me an example of general relativity. the example should be simple and easy to understand.
    Gravity. Mass causes curvature of space-time. This changes the path of objects. We perceive this as the force of gravity.

    Or a more practical example? GPS receivers have to make corrections for the timing of signals from satellites based on the difference in gravity between the receiver and the satellite, and their relative velocities.

    Or black holes: the curvature around the mass becomes so extreme that nothing can escape.
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