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Relativity : the special and the general theory, a popular exposition by Albert Einstein ; authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson
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 Einstein's own explanation of his theory for those who do not have a mathematical background and are unfamiliar with physics
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 eng
 ger
 eng
 Edition
 17th edition.
 Extent
 ix, 164 pages
 Contents

 Part I. 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 Galileian system of coordinates
 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 behaviour of measuringrods and clocks in motion
 13. Theorem of the addition of velocities: the experiment of Fizeau
 14. The heuristic value of the theory of relativity
 15. General results of the theory
 16. Experience and the special theory of relativity
 17. Minkowski's fourdimensional space
 Part II. The general theory of relativity
 18. Special and general principle of relativity
 19. The gravitational field
 20. The equality of intertial 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 principles of relativity
 23. Behaviour of clocks and measuringrods on a rotating body of reference
 24. Euclidean and nonEuclidean continuum
 25. Gaussian coordinates
 26. The spacetime continuum of the special theory of relativity considered as a Euclidean continuum
 27. The spacetime continuum of the general theory of relativity is not a Euclidean continuum
 28. Exact formulation of the general principle of relativity
 29. The solution of the problem of gravitation on the basis of the general principle of relativity
 Part III. Considerations on 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 theory of general relativity
 Appendices
 1. Simple derivation of the Lorentz transformation
 2. Minkowski's fourdimensional space ("world")
 3. The experimental confirmation of the general theory of relativity
 4. The structure of space
 5. Relativity and the problem of space
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 Relativity : the special and the general theory
 Title
 Relativity
 Title remainder
 the special and the general theory
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 a popular exposition by Albert Einstein ; authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson
 Language

 eng
 ger
 eng
 Summary
 Einstein's own explanation of his theory for those who do not have a mathematical background and are unfamiliar with physics
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 18791955
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 Einstein, Albert
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 530.1
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 portraits
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 index present
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 QC6
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 non fiction
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 bibliography
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 Relativity (Physics)
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 Relativity : the special and the general theory, a popular exposition by Albert Einstein ; authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson
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 Includes bibliographical references (pages 158159) and index
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 Part I. 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 Galileian system of coordinates  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 behaviour of measuringrods and clocks in motion  13. Theorem of the addition of velocities: the experiment of Fizeau  14. The heuristic value of the theory of relativity  15. General results of the theory  16. Experience and the special theory of relativity  17. Minkowski's fourdimensional space  Part II. The general theory of relativity  18. Special and general principle of relativity  19. The gravitational field  20. The equality of intertial 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 principles of relativity  23. Behaviour of clocks and measuringrods on a rotating body of reference  24. Euclidean and nonEuclidean continuum  25. Gaussian coordinates  26. The spacetime continuum of the special theory of relativity considered as a Euclidean continuum  27. The spacetime continuum of the general theory of relativity is not a Euclidean continuum  28. Exact formulation of the general principle of relativity  29. The solution of the problem of gravitation on the basis of the general principle of relativity  Part III. Considerations on 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 theory of general relativity  Appendices  1. Simple derivation of the Lorentz transformation  2. Minkowski's fourdimensional space ("world")  3. The experimental confirmation of the general theory of relativity  4. The structure of space  5. Relativity and the problem of space
 Control code
 ocm00552485
 Dimensions
 21 cm
 Edition
 17th edition.
 Extent
 ix, 164 pages
 Lccn
 63006904
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 unmediated
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 rdamedia
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 n
 Other physical details
 portraits
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 (OCoLC)00552485
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 Relativity : the special and the general theory, a popular exposition by Albert Einstein ; authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 158159) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Part I. 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 Galileian system of coordinates  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 behaviour of measuringrods and clocks in motion  13. Theorem of the addition of velocities: the experiment of Fizeau  14. The heuristic value of the theory of relativity  15. General results of the theory  16. Experience and the special theory of relativity  17. Minkowski's fourdimensional space  Part II. The general theory of relativity  18. Special and general principle of relativity  19. The gravitational field  20. The equality of intertial 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 principles of relativity  23. Behaviour of clocks and measuringrods on a rotating body of reference  24. Euclidean and nonEuclidean continuum  25. Gaussian coordinates  26. The spacetime continuum of the special theory of relativity considered as a Euclidean continuum  27. The spacetime continuum of the general theory of relativity is not a Euclidean continuum  28. Exact formulation of the general principle of relativity  29. The solution of the problem of gravitation on the basis of the general principle of relativity  Part III. Considerations on 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 theory of general relativity  Appendices  1. Simple derivation of the Lorentz transformation  2. Minkowski's fourdimensional space ("world")  3. The experimental confirmation of the general theory of relativity  4. The structure of space  5. Relativity and the problem of space
 Control code
 ocm00552485
 Dimensions
 21 cm
 Edition
 17th edition.
 Extent
 ix, 164 pages
 Lccn
 63006904
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 portraits
 System control number
 (OCoLC)00552485
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