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Definition physics:  the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts and that space is curved
  • The theory of relativity convinced physicists that matter and energy are transmutable.
  • Something like a theory of relativity governing the hippodrome of life occurred to him, but he became confused and gave up his analogies.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • According to the Theory of Relativity, Riemann geometry best describes the world we live in.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • For God's sake, tell them that I can reconcile Newtonian mechanics with the theory of relativity.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • ALBERT EINSTEIN published his general theory of relativity in 1916, profoundly affecting the study of physics and cosmology for years.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • You were thinking about Einstein's theory of relativity" Sometimes she can be funny.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Besides, the Grail has been Teabing's life, and hearing the story of the Holy Grail from Leigh Teabing will be like hearing the theory of relativity from Einstein himself.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And so she chattered easily and knowledgeably about things of interest to students—this new theory of relativity by a man called Einstein, and whether Admiral Peary would really reach the North Pole.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Even though she was a teenager and had been for four years, Jamie didn't know the first thing about teenagers, and trying to understand teenage boys for her was like trying to decipher the theory of relativity.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • She hunted them grimly; she faced them with wide-eyed admiration and spoke of her own insignificance, of her humility before achievement; she shrugged, tight-lipped and rancorous, whenever one of them did not seem to take sufficient account of her own views on life after death, the theory of relativity, Aztec architecture, birth control and the movies.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • To develop a revolutionary science, we must overthrow the black banner of capitalism represented by the theory of relativity!
    Cixin Liu  --  The Three-Body Problem
  • There were sidebar buttons, so that if you didn't know what Crime and Punishment was, or the Theory of Relativity, or the Trail of Tears, or Madame Bovary, or the Hundred Years' War, or The Flight into Egypt, you could double-click and get an illustrated rundown, in two choices: R for children, PON for Profanity, Obscenity, and Nudity.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Oryx and Crake
  • With the cameras rolling, he walks toward the center describing Einstein's general theory of relativity and goes into some facts—black holes are the remnants of former stars; they're so dense that not even light can escape; they lurk inside every galaxy; they're the most destructive force in the cosmos; as a black hole passes through space, it engulfs everything that comes too close to it, stars, comets, planets.
    Jennifer Niven  --  All the Right Places
  • "Comrades, revolutionary youths, revolutionary faculty and staff, we must clearly understand the reactionary nature of Einstein's theory of relativity.
    Cixin Liu  --  The Three-Body Problem
  • The basis of the foundation-shattering Theory of Relativity was as yet understood only by very few, of whom Poincaré, as the most eminent mathematician of his time, was one.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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