General Relativity 2 - Gravity is a Curvature

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08080072

Abstract

Spacetime tells matter how to move, and matter tells spacetime how to curve.

Learning Outcomes:

• Why gravity can be seen as a curvature of spacetime.

• That Einstein’s field equations describe how matter curves spacetime.

• How Sir Arthur Eddington verified Einstein’s theory of general relativity by measuring the change in position of stars during a solar eclipse.