Essay on Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein

Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm Germany. He lived there with his parents, Herman and Pauline. After a year in Ulm, due to the failure of his father's electrical and engineering workshop, the Einstein family moved to Munich (the capital of Bavaria), where after a year in residence there, Einstein's mother had Maja, Einstein's sister. Despite the fact that he was Jewish, from age five until age ten, Einstein attended a Catholic School near his home. But, at age 10, Einstein was transferred to the "Luitpold Gymnasium," where Latin, Greek, History, and Geography were pounded into childrens' heads. His parents wanted him to finish school, get his diploma so he could go to a University, and then become an
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This may be because of his "Theory of Relativity," which contained the famous equation E=mc²; or his major involvement in the Manhattan Project, the making of the atom bomb, probably the most destructive weapon known to man. Einstein has one of the most spectacular uses of geometry in his theory of gravitation, also known as the general theory of relativity. "Einstein discovered that by considering the properties of space as though it were curved, he could account for the effects of gravity of gravity without using the customary "pull" that we intuitively associate with gravity. He found that he could explain the natural world by using geometry" (Stwertka 20). In the general theory of relativity, a large mass such as the sun warps the space around it. Even though this is hard to visualize, if we can think in two dimensions, it is like the depression made by a large ball on top of a sheet of rubber. Any kind of mass near the sun will tend to "fall" into the depression, and move toward the sun. This kind of behavior has the same

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