skip to content
Covid-19 virus
COVID-19 Resources

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel). Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this WorldCat.org search. OCLC’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus issues in their communities.

Image provided by: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM
Relativity : the special and the general theory Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Relativity : the special and the general theory

Author: Albert Einstein
Publisher: New York : Crown Trade Paperbacks, ©1961.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Redesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein's own popular writings on his work and describes the meaning of his main theories in a way virtually everyone can understand.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Einstein
ISBN: 0517884410 9780517884416
OCLC Number: 34244246
Description: xiii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: PART ONE. THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY --
1. Physical Meaning of Geometrical Propositions --
2. The system of Coordinates --
3. Space and Time in Classical Mechanics --
4. The Galilean System of Co-ordinates --
5. The Principle of Relativity (in the Restricted Sense) --
6. The Theorem of the Addition of Velocities employed in Classical Mechanics --
7. The Apparent Incompatibility of the Law of Propagation of Light with the Principle of Relativity --
8. On the Idea of time in Physics --
9. The Relativity of Simultaneity --
10. On the relativity of the Conception of Distance --
11. The Lorentz Transformation --
12. The Behavior of Measuring-Rods and Clocks in Motion --
13. Theorem of the Addition of Velocities --
14. The Heuristic Value of the Theory of Relativity --
15. General Results of the theory --
16. Experience and the Special Theory of Relativity --
17. Minlowski's Four-Dimensional Space --
PART TWO. THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY --
18. Special and General Principle of Relativity --
19. The Gravitational Field --
20. The Equality of Inertial and Gravitational Mass as an Argument for the General Postulate of Relativity --
21. In what respects are the foundations of classical mechanics and of the special theory of relativity unsatisfactory? --
22. A Few Inferences from the General Principle of Relativity --
23. Behavior of Clocks and Measuring-Rods on a Rotating Body of Reference --
24. Euclidean and non-Euclidean Continuum --
25. The Space-time Continuum of the special theory of relativity considered as a Euclidean Continuum --
26. The Space-time continuum of the General Theory of Relativity is not a Euclidean Continuum --
27. Exact Formulation of the General Principle of Relativity --
28. The Solution of the Problem of Gravitation on the Basis of the General Principle of Relativity --
PART THREE. CONSIDERATIONS OF THE UNIVERSE AS A WHOLE --
30. Cosmological Difficulties of Newton's Theory --
31. The Possibility of a Finite and yet unbounded universe --
32. The Structure of Space according to the general theory of relativity.
Other Titles: Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie.
Responsibility: by Albert Einstein ; authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson.
More information:

Abstract:

Redesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein's own popular writings on his work and describes the meaning of his main theories in a way virtually everyone can understand.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


\n\n

Primary Entity<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/34244246<\/a>> # Relativity : the special and the general theory<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Book<\/a>, schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nbgn:translationOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/34244246#CreativeWork\/unidentifiedOriginalWork<\/a>> ; # \u00DCber die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativit\u00E4tstheorie.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:oclcnum<\/a> \"34244246<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/dbpedia.org\/resource\/New_York_City<\/a>> ; # New York<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/nyu<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1093604<\/a>> ; # Relativity (Physics)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/530.11\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:bookEdition<\/a> \"2nd ed.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:bookFormat<\/a> bgn:PrintBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:copyrightYear<\/a> \"1961<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/75121530<\/a>> ; # Albert Einstein<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:datePublished<\/a> \"1961<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"PART ONE. THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY -- 1. Physical Meaning of Geometrical Propositions -- 2. The system of Coordinates -- 3. Space and Time in Classical Mechanics -- 4. The Galilean System of Co-ordinates -- 5. The Principle of Relativity (in the Restricted Sense) -- 6. The Theorem of the Addition of Velocities employed in Classical Mechanics -- 7. The Apparent Incompatibility of the Law of Propagation of Light with the Principle of Relativity -- 8. On the Idea of time in Physics -- 9. The Relativity of Simultaneity -- 10. On the relativity of the Conception of Distance -- 11. The Lorentz Transformation -- 12. The Behavior of Measuring-Rods and Clocks in Motion -- 13. Theorem of the Addition of Velocities -- 14. The Heuristic Value of the Theory of Relativity -- 15. General Results of the theory -- 16. Experience and the Special Theory of Relativity -- 17. Minlowski\'s Four-Dimensional Space -- PART TWO. THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY -- 18. Special and General Principle of Relativity -- 19. The Gravitational Field -- 20. The Equality of Inertial and Gravitational Mass as an Argument for the General Postulate of Relativity -- 21. In what respects are the foundations of classical mechanics and of the special theory of relativity unsatisfactory? -- 22. A Few Inferences from the General Principle of Relativity -- 23. Behavior of Clocks and Measuring-Rods on a Rotating Body of Reference -- 24. Euclidean and non-Euclidean Continuum -- 25. The Space-time Continuum of the special theory of relativity considered as a Euclidean Continuum -- 26. The Space-time continuum of the General Theory of Relativity is not a Euclidean Continuum -- 27. Exact Formulation of the General Principle of Relativity -- 28. The Solution of the Problem of Gravitation on the Basis of the General Principle of Relativity -- PART THREE. CONSIDERATIONS OF THE UNIVERSE AS A WHOLE -- 30. Cosmological Difficulties of Newton\'s Theory -- 31. The Possibility of a Finite and yet unbounded universe -- 32. The Structure of Space according to the general theory of relativity.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Redesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein\'s own popular writings on his work and describes the meaning of his main theories in a way virtually everyone can understand.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/10076573199<\/a>> ; # \u00DCber die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativit\u00E4tstheorie.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Relativity : the special and the general theory<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:productID<\/a> \"34244246<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publication<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/34244246#PublicationEvent\/new_york_crown_trade_paperbacks_1961<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publisher<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/10076573199#Agent\/crown_trade_paperbacks<\/a>> ; # Crown Trade Paperbacks<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780517884416<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nwdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/34244246<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

Related Entities<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/dbpedia.org\/resource\/New_York_City<\/a>> # New York<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"New York<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/530.11\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/10076573199#Agent\/crown_trade_paperbacks<\/a>> # Crown Trade Paperbacks<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:Agent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Crown Trade Paperbacks<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/nyu<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\ndcterms:identifier<\/a> \"nyu<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1093604<\/a>> # Relativity (Physics)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Relativity (Physics)<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/75121530<\/a>> # Albert Einstein<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1879<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1955<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Einstein<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Albert<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Albert Einstein<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/10076573199<\/a>> # \u00DCber die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativit\u00E4tstheorie.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"\u00DCber die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativit\u00E4tstheorie.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780517884416<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0517884410<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780517884416<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/34244246<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \ngenont:InformationResource<\/a>, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/34244246<\/a>> ; # Relativity : the special and the general theory<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:dateModified<\/a> \"2020-04-23<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nvoid:inDataset<\/a> <http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/34244246#CreativeWork\/unidentifiedOriginalWork<\/a>> # \u00DCber die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativit\u00E4tstheorie.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:inLanguage<\/a> \"de<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"\u00DCber die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativit\u00E4tstheorie.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n