- Join over 1.2 million students every month
- Accelerate your learning by 29%
- Unlimited access for just £4.99 per month
A2 OCR B Advancing Physics Coursework - Research and Report - The development of a Theory of Gravity
- Essay length: 5526 words
- Submitted: 03/07/2008
The first 200 words of this essay...
The development of a Theory of Gravity.
What's behind it and where does it stand in relation to the other forces?
The Theory of Gravity has been transformed through the last century, from an original and important classical framework to more recent relativistic and then quantum interpretations, eventually culminating in a specific requirement to link it all together with the other forces and create a unified theory of everything. The search for unification is currently very much dependent upon experimentation and raises questions as to the scientific validity of String Theory and whether it exists as science or philosophy - or indeed just an elegant, but meaningless, example of mathematical aesthetics.
The ultimate goal for physicists is to devise a unified theory, which describes the universe all in one go. However, this proves difficult - there are partial theories which do not fit together, each predicting a limiting number of observations and neglecting others. Nevertheless the Standard Model exists as a framework for the coming together of partial theories.
1.1 The Basics of the Standard Model
In matter there appears to be four basic forces at work. Gravity is the
Found what you're looking for?
- Start learning 29% faster today
- Over 150,000 essays available
- Just £4.99 a month
Not the one? We have 100's more
Modern Physics (view all)
- Mobile Phones - A curse or a boon?
- How temperature affects the viscosity of honey
- Wave-particle Duality
- Geophysics case study - I will explore techniques used by pe...
- Are Mobile Phones a danger to our health, and should they be...
""Yoel Lax. Religious Studies. GCSE Student.
""John Plowright. Teacher. Repton School. Derbyshire.