The Meaning of Relativity

The Meaning of Relativity

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By (author) Albert Einstein


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 18mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 6 February 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415285887
  • ISBN 13: 9780415285889
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: index
  • Sales rank: 1,059,010

Product description

The world would be a very different place if it were not for Albert Einstein. Like Newton and Galileo before him, this remarkable scientist changed forever mankind's understanding of the universe. In 1921, five years after proclaiming his general theory of relativity, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in recognition of his remarkable achievements. In the same year he travelled to the United States to give four lectures that consolidated his theory and sought to explain its meaning to a new audience. These lectures were published the following year as The Meaning of Relativity, which he revised with each new edition until his death. It remains a key work for anyone wishing to discover at first hand the workings of one of the most inspiring minds of the twentieth century.

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Author information

Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Described in his obituary in The Times as 'the greatest scientist of modern times.'

Review quote

'Einstein's little book serves as an excellent tying together of loose ends and as a broad survey of the subject.' - Physics Today

Table of contents

Space and Time in Pre-Relativity Physics. The Theory of Special Relativity. The General Theory of Relativity. Appendix I On the 'Cosmologic Problem'. Appendix II Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field. Index