# Who is the father of special relativity?

## Who is the father of special relativity?

Albert Einstein

One of the More fascinating figures of the century, surely, was Albert Einstein, about whom most of us know as little, as we do of his theory of relativity.

## What is the focus of the theory of special relativity?

Special relativity is an explanation of how speed affects mass, time and space. The theory includes a way for the speed of light to define the relationship between energy and matter — small amounts of mass (m) can be interchangeable with enormous amounts of energy (E), as defined by the classic equation E = mc^2.

**What are the two principles of insane special theory of relativity?**

Einstein consistently based the derivation of Lorentz invariance (the essential core of special relativity) on just the two basic principles of relativity and light-speed invariance.

### Why is the special theory of relativity called the special theory it?

The theory was called “special” because it applies the principle of relativity only to inertial frames. Einstein developed general relativity to apply the principle generally, that is, to any frame, and that theory includes the effects of gravity.

### What is theory of relativity in simple words?

What is general relativity? Essentially, it’s a theory of gravity. The basic idea is that instead of being an invisible force that attracts objects to one another, gravity is a curving or warping of space. The more massive an object, the more it warps the space around it.

**What is twin paradox in relativity?**

In physics, the twin paradox is a thought experiment in special relativity involving identical twins, one of whom makes a journey into space in a high-speed rocket and returns home to find that the twin who remained on Earth has aged more.

#### Is theory of relativity wrong?

Einstein’s special theory of relativity is based on simplified geometrical assumptions that are wrong in a GR universe. For a workable general theory to be possible, Special relativity has to be wrong physics. A lot of SR results will carry over into an alternative relativistic math, but some won’t.

#### How many types of special relativity are there?

The theory of relativity is traditionally broken into two parts, special and general relativity. Special relativity provides a framework for translating physical events and laws into forms appropriate for any inertial frame of reference. General relativity addresses the problem of accelerated motion and gravity.

**Does time exist without gravity?**

Hence the answer to your question is, time exists even though their might be no gravity ( which is not possible since gravity is a long range force and extends for infinite distance ) since space still exists !