## Newtonian motivations for general relativity

generates curvature in space and that curvature affects the motion of masses can be illustrated in a **Newtonian** setting. We use circular orbits as our prototype. This has the advantage that we know the kinetics of circular orbits. This allows us to calculate curvature of orbits in space

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## Quantum mechanics

Quantum **mechanics** differs significantly from classical **mechanics** in its predictions when the scale of observations becomes comparable to the atomic and sub-atomic scale, the so-called quantum realm . However, many macroscopic properties of systems can only be fully understood and explained

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## Timeline of classical mechanics

Timeline of classical **mechanics** From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search Classical **mechanics** Newton's Second Law History of classical **mechanics** · Timeline of classical **mechanics** Branches Statics · Dynamics / Kinetics

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## Lagrangian mechanics

In Lagrangian **mechanics** , the trajectory of a system of particles is derived by solving the Lagrange equations in one of two forms, either the Lagrange equations of the first kind , [ 1 ] which treat constraints explicitly as extra equations, often using Lagrange multipliers ; [ 2 ] [ 3 ]

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## Interpretations of quantum mechanics

An interpretation of quantum **mechanics** is a set of statements which attempt to explain how quantum **mechanics** informs our understanding of nature . Although quantum **mechanics** has held up to rigorous and thorough experimental testing, many of these experiments are open to different interpretations

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