Einstein's theory of relativity compare and contrast

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In a two-page paper, identify the physics principles contained within the following scenario. Explain how these principals connect to Einstein's theory of relativity or in modern applications in physics. If you use a GPS option on your car or a mobile device, you are using Einstein's theory of relativity. Finally, provide another example from your own experience, then compare and contrast your scenario to the provided example below.


Mandy took a trip to Rome, Italy. She gazed out over the open ocean 20,000 feet below as her airplane began its descent to her final destination of Rome. It had been a long flight from New York to Rome, but she as she stretched, and her bones creaked as though she was old, she knew that in fact, she was a tiny bit younger than her compatriots back home, thanks to traveling at hundreds of miles per hour. In fact, time for her was running slowly compared to her friends in New York for two reasons: the speed at which she had traveled and the height of the airplane above the Earth. Neither, though, were noticeable.

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The general theory of relativity by Albert Einstein predicted that space-time around the
earth would be twisted and warped by earth’s rotation. In this paper, we are going to compare
and contrast principles in a scenario in relations to Einstein’s physics and modern applications.
Mandy’s bones creaked as she stretched when the plane she was on began the descent to
her final destination. The aircraft was travelling at hundreds of miles per hour. Also, time for her
was running slowly compared to her friends in New York. Mandy’s experiences were due to two
unnoticeable reasons which are: the speed at which she was traveling, hundreds of miles per hour
and the height of the plane above the earth, given as 20,...

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