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100 years of General Relativity part 7: Gravitational Waves, a New Window to the Universe

Friends,

This is the seventh and last part of the VERITAS series on General Relativity. Just to remind our readers: We are doing this series on Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of General Theory of Relativity. If you have missed any of the first six parts, you can read them here:
https://unvarnishedveritas.wordpress.com/tag/100-years-of-general-relativity/

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100 years of General Relativity Part 5: Black Holes

Friends,

This is the fifth part of the VERITAS series on General Relativity. Just to remind our readers: We are doing this series on Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of General Theory of Relativity. If you have missed any of the first four parts, you can read them here:
https://unvarnishedveritas.wordpress.com/tag/100-years-of-general-relativity/

In the previous parts we discussed the fundamental idea behind General Relativity- The Equivalence Principle and its consequences. We used the equivalence principle to show that light is bent by gravity. And then we reasoned that gravity bends space-time and that objects moving along this distorted space-time seem to be moving under the influence of a force. We also saw that gravity slows down time. If you have not read the previous parts, I suggest you read them before reading this one.

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