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The Einstein theory of relativity

Author: Lillian R Lieber; Hugh Gray Lieber
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 12th printView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian R Lieber; Hugh Gray Lieber
OCLC Number: 21420742
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar & Rinehart, ©1945.
Part I of this book was originally published in 1936.
Description: x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The special theory: Introduction ; The Michelson-Morley experiment ; Re-examination of the fundamental ideas ; The remedy ; The solution of the difficulty ; The result of applying the remedy ; The four-dimensional space-time continuum ; Some consequences of the theory of relativity ; A point of logic and a summary --
The general theory: Introduction ; The principle of equivalence ; A non-Euclidean world! ; The study of spaces ; What is a tensor? ; The effect on tensors of a change in the coordinate system ; A very helpful simplification ; Operations with tensors ; A physical illustration ; Mixed tensors ; Contraction and differentiation ; The little g's ; Our last detour ; The curvature tensor at last ; Of what use is the curvature tensor? ; The big G's or Einstein's law of gravitation ; Comparison of Einstein's law of gravitation with Newtons ; How can the Einstein law of gravitation be tested? ; Surmounting the difficulties ; "The proof of the pudding" ; More about the path of a planet ; The perihelion of Mercury ; Deflection of a ray of light ; Deflection of a ray of light, cont. ; The third of the "crucial" phenomena ; Summary.
Responsibility: text by Lillian R. Lieber ; drawings by Hugh Gray Lieber.

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