Einstein's Biggest Blunder, Explained
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by Super User, 5 years ago
This video is about how Albert Einstein made a mistake when applying the Field Equations of General Relativity to cosmology (in particular, to a static, constant density universe), and solved the problem by introducing the cosmological constant, rather than allowing for a dynamic universe with a scale factor  that is, the FriedmannLemaitreRobertsonWalker universe, first developed by Alexander Friedmann of Russia. Later, it was discovered by the Slipher and Hubble redshift that the universe is indeed expanding, and even later, by Schwarz and company in 1998, that the expansion is accelerating  aka, dark energy. And the cosmological constant was reintroduced.
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The Einstein Field Equations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstein_field_equations
Interrogating the Legend of Einstein’s “Biggest Blunder”
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.06768
On the General Theory of Relativity (Einstein)
https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol6trans/110
The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity (Albert Einstein)
https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol6trans/158
Cosmological Considerations in the General Theory of Relativity
https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol6trans/433
Einstein Wrongly Criticizes Alexander Friedmann
https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol13trans/301
Alexander Friedmann Corrects Einstein
https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol13trans/363
Einstein Admits his Mathematical Mistake
https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol14trans/77
The Field Equations of Gravitation
https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol6trans/129
George Gamow
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gamow
Mach’s Principle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mach%27s_principle
Equivalence Principle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equivalence_principle
Sean Carroll and William Press Paper
https://preposterousuniverse.com/wpcontent/uploads/cpt92.pdf
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