Bill asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 4 years ago

What is the theory of relativity still unchallenged?

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    "[Why] is the theory of relativity still unchallenged?"

    Here is the Special, as in Limited, Theory of Relativity:

    http://www.physics.adelaide.edu.au/~dkoks/Faq/Rela...

    ... more than 100 years of challenges to a "simplistic" theory.

    Recently, there have been results challenging the General Theory as well, such as "frame dragging" (Gravity Probe B), and "gravitational wave detections". Note these were not "validations", but experiments designed to test the predictions of the theory. And the theory stands firm, even though we know it is limited by being at heart a classical theory.

    Additionally, we have several theories we have tried to make work over the last several decades:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Theories_of...

    Please understand, that it isn't Science if we don't challenge our theories, and we have been hard at work doing just that.

  • 4 years ago

    It's challenged every day. But so far no one has shown it to be false. In fact more and more we are seeing evidence that the general theory of relativity is not false. The latest vindication...the observation of gravity waves.

  • 4 years ago

    Continues to agree with experiment, and there's no competing theory.

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