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[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 1. Mechanics / d. Gravity]

Full Idea

Einstein's general relativity included Newton's theory as a special case: Newton's theory corresponds to the speed of light being infinite relative to the speed of the interacting bodies.

Gist of Idea

Newton is a special case of Einstein's general theory, with an infinite speed of light


report of Albert Einstein (works [1915]) by Frank Close - Theories of Everything 5 'Gravity'

Book Reference

Close,Frank: 'Theories of Everything' [Profile Books 2017], p.97

A Reaction

So Newton's theory was NOT wrong, but he made the false assumption that the speed of light was infinite.