A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding. -Sir Isaac Newton. In the early 1680s Newton published his theory on gravity. Newton’s theory proclaimed that gravity was basically a predictable force acting on all matter in the universe. Also that the gravity was related to both the distance and the mass. To summarize it, he thought that the farther away something was/ the less mass it had the less force there would be acting upon the object from gravity.
However, later on in the year 1915, Einstein proposed a new theory about gravity that was a little different then Newton’s theory. He thought that in space gigantic objects were responsible for distortions in the so called fabric of space and time. Unlike Newton, Einstein did not refer to gravity as a force during his studies, instead deciding to refer to it as the fourth dimension. One way to simulate Einstein’s theory on this fabric of space and time is to use a sheet hung up on a base made of pipes so it appears to look like a table. You can then but an assortment of different weights and objects on the cloth to see how they affect the so called fabric of space.
Surprisingly, their discoveries also had lots of similarities. For example, in physics it is said that two objects that travel in a straight line parallel of each other should obviously stay in that line and never meet each other. With the theory that Newton proposed it said that due to the gravity involved that small particles from the object would break off and collide with each other because the force attracting the particles and pulling them towards a commonly shared third particle or object. Although Einstein did not describe it quite like this, he did agree with Newton about it. The only difference was that Einstein did not simply thing of gravity as a force but more as a fourth dimension or even a curve in space and time.
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