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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory - Albert Einstein, Nigel Calder
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
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According to Einstein himself, this book is intended "to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical... show more
According to Einstein himself, this book is intended "to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics." When he wrote the book in 1916, Einstein's name was scarcely known outside the physics institutes. Having just completed his masterpiece, The General Theory of Relativity—which provided a brand-new theory of gravity and promised a new perspective on the cosmos as a whole—he set out at once to share his excitement with as wide a public as possible in this popular and accessible book. First time in Penguin Classics New introduction by bestselling science author Nigel Calder
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039822 (0143039822)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 130
Edition language: English
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Oiclid's Shelf
Oiclid's Shelf rated it
4.5 A Review of Dr. Einstein's "Relativity: The Special and the General Theory"
To be clear, this is actually a "popular science" book. The fact that it was written by the creator of the theories of Relativity helps because Einstein himself tries to break it down into relatively (see what I did there) bite sized pieces. To follow the book, you need to know some Math, but high...
Edward
Edward rated it
0.0 Relativity
PrefaceNote to the Fifteenth Edition--RelativityAppendices:1. Simple Derivation of the Lorentz Transformation2. Minowski's Four-dimensional Space ("World")3. The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity(a) Motion of the Perihelion of Mercury(b) Deflection of Light by a Gravitati...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.5 Relativity, Einstein
The aim of this book is to introduce people without a strong physics (or even scientific) background to the special and general theories of relativity - theories that Einstein was the primary developer of. Einstein assumes the reader has passes a "university matriculation exam." What that meant in t...
Burston's Science Book Blog
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4.0 Relativity
The aim of this book is to introduce people without a strong physics (or even scientific) background to the special and general theories of relativity - theories that Einstein was the primary developer of. Einstein assumes the reader has passed a "university matriculation exam." What that meant in t...
Lisa (Harmony)
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2.0 Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, The Masterpiece Science Edition,
The rating doesn't reflect the importance or quality of thinking of this book. It's relative... and subjective. It reflects rather how much I understood and enjoyed it, and at that is overated, although I gave it as high as I did because I'm glad I tried and might come back to it. In Einstein's pref...
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