Essay about Nothing: General Relativity and Proquest Central K 12

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Preksha Jerajani
Mrs. Palen
English 9 Honors
6-13-2014
Prowess Einstein
Annotated Bibliography Project
A hundred years ago no one knew the importance of the universe, the place where it all began with a big bang. Then came the years when geniuses were born such as Newton who gave us Laws of Gravity, Darwin gave us Evolution but one of them gave us something bigger and better. Albert Einstein the Genius of 20th century who invented relativity and solved the mystery behind how the universe worked. Einstein’s life was not simple; in his time politics was a very important part. Born at Ulm in Württemberg, Germany, Einstein wanted to study in a better environment and so he shifted to Switzerland. He did not complete his education but was still different from other known scientist. Soon, after he came back to Germany his theory of relativity went viral and changed Einstein’s life forever. Einstein's way of thinking and handling problems led him to discovering his passion and true path in life where he faced many obstacles such as not enough education, politics and also family.

Bennett, Charles L. "Astrophysical Observations: Lensing and Eclipsing Einstein's Theories." Science 11 (2005): 879-84. ProQuest Central K12. Web. 19 May 2014. .
Charles L. Bennett is an American observational astrophysicist and the Alumni Centennial Professor of Physics and Astronomy and a Gilman Scholar at Johns Hopkins University.Dr. Bennett received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT in 1984 and his B.S. degree in Physics and Astronomy. Bennett studied Einstein’s research and life as a famous scientist. Bennett wrote this journal for one purpose only, that was to explain Einstein’s theory and how it helped other scientist figure out the working of the universe. This journal is meant for the graduating college students in the fields of Physics and Astronomy. Einstein’s research focused on gravity and relativity, he had many a time failed in his work even though we knew him as a genius. Such as when Einstein tried to unify the electromagnetic force and gravitational force they repelled and the experiment was unsuccessful. Many people think through reading about his work that he must have gone to the best colleges at that time but Einstein had his own problems. Einstein could not complete college because of personal family reasons and also was not at first into science. In 1905 Einstein sat down in his room looking through some of the books and realized his passion for astrophysics and cosmetology. Soon after him discovering his passion for Physics he came up with the most amazing equation that changed the life and research of many other scientists. E=mc2 an equation that converted mass into energy of stars and now scientists such as Isaac Newton who formulated the laws of gravity, did not understand how the moon could sense the presence of the planet and wrote “I have not been able to discover the cause of those properties of gravity from phenomena and I frame no hypotheses…” Einstein’s theory helped explain that when a planet bends the space around it the moon moves under the influence of the bent space (Mass causes space time curvature). Einstein’s rule of equivalence says that it is impossible to distinguish between a local gravitational fields and an equivalent uniform acceleration in a sufficiently small region of space-time. What Einstein meant by this is that the light propagates through a gravitational field that changes wavelength according to E=mc2. Other researches on the big bang, lense thirring effect, cosmic microwave, etc. were invented after Einstein’s research. Bennett’s journal was not biased, but was very informative and detailed. He wrote Einstein’s work with interest and some of the strengths of this journal were that they were detailed with very scientific information of Physicians who had worked with Einstein and the study of the universe. But one of the main weaknesses being the information was a little difficult to…