Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Maxwell's and Faraday's electromagnetism combines electricity with magnetism.
Einstein's special relativity resolves contradictions between Newtonian mechanics and electromagnetism.
Einstein's general relativity resolves contradictions between Newtonian mechanics and special relativity.
General relativity describes continuous phenomena in curved space-time whereas quantum mechanics describes quanta in flat space-time.
Quantum gravity synthesizes Feynman diagrams and lattice calculations and will resolve contradictions between general relativity and quantum mechanics.
Carlo Rovelli, Reality Is Not What It Seems (Allen Lane, 2016), pp. 125-127.