Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2004 - 201 Seiten
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Albert Einstein's Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (1920) is a cornerstone of modern physics. Einstein intended this book for "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." Indeed, within the vast literature on the philosophy of space and time, Einstein's Relativity shall remain an illuminable and intelligible exposition, highly quotable as one of the most lucid presentations of the subject matter, and a launching pad for any further inquiry on the fascinating features of our universe.
 

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THE SYSTEM OF COORDINATES
6
IN THE RESTRICTED SENSE
12
THE LAW OF PROPAGATION OF LIGHT
16
THE RELATIVITY OF SIMULTANEITY
22
THE BEHAVIOUR OF MEASURINGRODS
31
THE HEURISTIC VALUE
37
EXPERIENCE AND THE SPECIAL
43
SPECIAL AND GENERAL PRINCIPLE OF RELATIVITY
53
BEHAVIOUR OF CLOCKS AND MEASURINGRODS
69
THE SPACETIME CONTINUUM
79
THE SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM
87
COSMOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES OF NEWTONS THEORY
93
THE STRUCTURE OF SPACE ACCORDING
99
MINKOWSKlS FOURDIMENSIONAL
106
ENDNOTES
117
SUGGESTED READING
125

IN WHAT RESPECTS ARE THE FOUNDATIONS
63

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Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was the modern world's greatest scientific superstar. A Nobel laureate, the author of the special and the general theories of relativity, and a key figure in the birth of quantum mechanics, Einstein was also a humanist fighter for peace and freedom.

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