General relativity / Elementary Tour: Conclusion

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.

Elementary Einstein continues with

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