Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Daily Dose

From The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene


"To someone who knows only English, general relativity might not immediately be recognized as Einstein's theory if presented in Chinese.  A physicist fluent in both languages, though, can easily perform a translation from one to the other, establishing their equivalence.  We call this example 'trivial' because nothing is gained, from the point of view of physics, by such a translation."

From Chapter 12, Beyond Strings

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