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The aim of this chapter was to give the reader a basic idea of what general relativity is all about.

Einstein's theory of gravity led physicists to a variety of new models and phenomena. The most important examples - gravitational waves, black holes, the big bang models - will be dealt with in the following chapters.

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Chapter 3: Gravitational waves

Alternatively, if you want to find out more about the basics of general relativity first, check out the category General relativity of our Spotlights on relativity.