Ideas of Albert Einstein, by Theme

[German, 1879 - 1955, Born at Ulm. Educated in Munich and Switzerland. In the patent office in Berne. USA in 1930, and settled at Princeton University.]

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14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 3. Instrumentalism
Special relativity, unlike general relativity, was operationalist in spirit [Putnam]
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 1. Causation
Einstein took causation to be the bedrock of physics [Coveney/Highfield]
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 1. Laws of Nature
General relativity assumes laws of nature are the same in all frames of reference [Close]
27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 1. Mechanics / d. Gravity
Newton is a special case of Einstein's general theory, with an infinite speed of light [Close]
27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 1. Relativity / a. Special relativity
The theory is 'special' because it sticks to observers moving straight, at constant speeds [Farmelo]
Assume the speed of light is constant for all observers, and the laws of physics are the same [Farmelo]
27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 1. Relativity / b. General relativity
General Relativity says there is no absolute force or acceleration [Close]
27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 4. Standard Model / d. Mass
Mass is a measure of energy content
27. Natural Reality / C. Space / 6. Space-Time
Space-time arises from the connection between measurements of space and of time [Farmelo]
28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 5. Atheism
I do not believe in a personal God