Posts Tagged ‘Paradoxes’

Einstein started publishing on his General Relativity in January-February 1916. On these articles Karl Schwarzschild based his exact solutions. On 11 May that year, however, Einstein published is official GR – with a little but important change: no more two equal reference frames. Too late for Karl. Other...

After publication in 1905 of his Special Relativity, Einstein was praised but he also got a lot of criticism. Paul Ehrenfest, Mach and others revealed inconsistencies. Einstein listened to them and made crucial improvements in 1916 so that the famous paradoxes disappeared. It formed the basis for his General...

How many people understand Relativity? Many say they do, but how do they explain the paradoxes of Special Relativity (SR)? Do they know that Einstein changed his mind about his own SR in 1916? They should know that he abandoned the equality of reference frames already in 1916, solving the twin paradox. Then Einstein...