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Relativity : the special and general theory

Author: Albert Einstein; Robert W Lawson; Robert Geroch; David C Cassidy
Publisher: New York : Pi Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : The masterpiece science edView all editions and formats
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Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the nature of light and the principle of relativity; he expands on Einstein's treatment of the geometry of space-time and the fundamental notion of an "event"; he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Einstein; Robert W Lawson; Robert Geroch; David C Cassidy
ISBN: 0131862618 9780131862616
OCLC Number: 59225333
Notes: Originally published: New York : H. Holt, 1920.
Description: xxvi, 259 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Special theory of relativity --
Physical meaning of geometrical proportions --
System of co-ordinates --
Space and time in classical mechanics --
Galilean system of co-ordinates --
Theorem of the addition of velocities employed in classical mechanics --
On the idea of time in physics --
Relativity of simultaneity --
Lorentz transformation --
General theory of relativity --
Considerations on the universe as a whole --
Appendixes. Simple derivation of the Lorentz transformation --
Minkowski's four-dimensional space ("World") --
The experimental confirmation of the general theory of relativity.
Other Titles: Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie.
Responsibility: Albert Einstein ; translated by Robert W. Lawson ; introduction by Roger Penrose ; commentary by Robert Geroch with a historical essay by David C. Cassidy.
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Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the nature of light and the principle of relativity; he expands on Einstein's treatment of the geometry of space-time and the fundamental notion of an "event"; he explains in detail, but without technical language, the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass, a cornerstone of general relativity.

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