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The Resource Relativity : the special and the general theory, a popular exposition by Albert Einstein ; authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson

Relativity : the special and the general theory, a popular exposition by Albert Einstein ; authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson

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Relativity : the special and the general theory
Title
Relativity
Title remainder
the special and the general theory
Statement of responsibility
a popular exposition by Albert Einstein ; authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson
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Author
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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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1879-1955
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Einstein, Albert
Dewey number
530.1
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QC6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bonanza paperback
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Relativity (Physics)
Label
Relativity : the special and the general theory, a popular exposition by Albert Einstein ; authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-159) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The special theory of relativity -- 1. Physical meaning of geometrical propositions -- 2. The system of co-ordinates -- 3. Space and time in classical mechanics -- 4. The Galileian 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 behaviour of measuring-rods 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 four-dimensional 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 measuring-rods on a rotating body of reference -- 24. Euclidean and non-Euclidean continuum -- 25. Gaussian co-ordinates -- 26. The space-time continuum of the special theory of relativity considered as a Euclidean continuum -- 27. The space-time 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 four-dimensional 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
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)00552485
Label
Relativity : the special and the general theory, a popular exposition by Albert Einstein ; authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-159) 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 co-ordinates -- 3. Space and time in classical mechanics -- 4. The Galileian 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 behaviour of measuring-rods 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 four-dimensional 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 measuring-rods on a rotating body of reference -- 24. Euclidean and non-Euclidean continuum -- 25. Gaussian co-ordinates -- 26. The space-time continuum of the special theory of relativity considered as a Euclidean continuum -- 27. The space-time 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 four-dimensional 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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