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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: What Every Engineer Should Know About Gravity and Relativity
Author(s): G. D. Nasser
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 1-28
Keywords: engineering; gravity; lunar bases; lunar structures; relativity; reviews; General
Abstract:The age of space exploration is already here and it appears likely that, in the next 20 years, there will be permanent bases on the moon. Therefore, it is incumbent upon engineers designing lunar structures to become knowledgeable about the peculiar effects of gravity and relativity under extraterrestrial conditions. The purpose of the paper is to present a review of Newtonian physics in light of Einstein's special and general theories of relativity. In particular, Newton's classic laws of motion and gravitation are compared with modern concepts of space-time, time dilation, length contraction, equivalency principle, and other interesting aspects of relativity.
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