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Quantum mechanics tells us what small things do, general relativity tells us what big things do. Times, Sunday Times (2016) General relativity cannot tell you how an atom will behave; quantum mechanics ignores gravity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One of the predictions of general relativity is that time passes more slowly as gravity increases. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He told about the equation he had tried to devise in his study of general relativity. Times, Sunday Times (2015) General relativity predicted a modest number of different ways the universe might have arranged itself. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So how did special relativity change this? Times, Sunday Times (2011)They feel they may be about to make sense of the huge complexities thrown up by the revolutions of quantum and relativity theory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is based on two other theories: special relativity and quantum mechanics. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Special relativity won't help but general relativity can. Times, Sunday Times (2012) General relativity explains big things well, but cannot explain small things. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Outside of the physics world, the theory of relativity has much more name recognition than quantum mechanics. Christianity Today (2000)While that certainty foundered with the discovery of quantum mechanics and relativity, the quest has gone on. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I have talked about street art and special relativity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Chaos theory has been ranked with relativity and quantum mechanics as the third scientific revolution of the 20th century. Times, Sunday Times (2008) General relativity is extremely democratic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Despite having introduced these subtleties regarding the nature of time, general relativity fails to specify what the universe is like initially. The Origin of the Universe (1995)According to special relativity, energy and mass are interchangeable, and one can be converted to the other. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The schoolgirl scored 162 on the test, two points higher than the physics legend behind the general theory of relativity. The Sun (2011)Things have moved on, it seems, since his book triumph and his earlier efforts to reconcile theories of relativity and quantum mechanics. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Not an attempt to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity, you will be pleased to learn, but a review of the passes that football teams put together. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: relativity NOUN
The theory of relativity is Einstein's theory concerning space, time, and motion.
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