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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (English)

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Author: Albert Einstein
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Length: 171 pages
Publisher: Mahaveer Publishers

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In Relativity - The Special And the General Theory, Albert Einstein puts forth his revolutionary theories on special and general relativity in a lucid manner.


Summary Of Relativity - The Special And the General Theory

Relativity - The Special And the General Theory is the presentation of Albert Einstein’s theories on general and special relativity in his own words. It speaks from a general philosophical as well as scientific perspective. The special theory provides insight into the structure of space time, while the general theory sheds light on gravitation. These theories yielded shocking results, including the dissolution of time.


The book has an introduction by Nigel Calder, a science writer. Calder walks the reader through the book, dissecting its content section by section. He even suggests sections that can be skipped while reading.


The book is not considered an easy, casual read. It contains several abstract ideas that require patience and concentration for full comprehension. Einstein discusses his illuminating theories, citing numerous examples, and using mathematical calculations that are no more complex than the ones in high school algebra.


The book is considered an important part of modern physics. It discusses how the classical mechanics scenario changed dramatically with the discovery of the theory of relativity. It is meant for readers who appreciate Einstein’s work and are interested in delving into the fascinating elements that form our universe.


Through this book, Einstein sought to simplify his theories for those readers who are interested in the theory, but are not familiar with the mathematical aspects of theoretical physics.


The book was first published in 1916. It was translated to English by Robert W. Lawson in 1920. This particular edition of the book was published in 2011.


About Albert Einstein

 

Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist from Germany, and he is often regarded as the Father of Modern Physics for his revolutionary theory of relativity.


He published hundreds of articles and books throughout his career, individually as well as in collaboration with other scientists. His works include The Theory Of Relativity, the Annus Mirabilis papers, Ideas And Opinions, Evolution Of Physics, The Meaning Of Relativity, Fifth Edition: Including the Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field, and Out Of My Later Years.


Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, part of the German empire. During his growing years, he showed a talent for mathematics. He completed his secondary schooling from Aargau Cantonal School in Aarau, Switzerland. He then took up a 4-year teaching diploma program in physics and mathematics at ETH Zurich. He travelled across the world, delivering lectures in places like Japan, Singapore, and Palestine. He emigrated to the US in 1933, and got American citizenship in 1940. He took up employment with the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. He received numerous honors and awards, including the Nobel Prize in Physics. He was married twice, first to Mileva Maric, and then to Elsa Lowenthal. He had two sons, Hans and Eduard, from his first marriage, and two adopted stepdaughters, Margot and Ilse, from his second. He died in 1955 due to a case of internal bleeding and subsequent refusal of undergoing surgery.

Specifications of Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (English) (Paperback)

Book Details
Publisher Mahaveer Publishers
ISBN-10 8183520014
Number of Pages 171 Pages
Publication Year 2011
Language English
ISBN-13 9788183520010
Binding Paperback
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Author Albert Einstein

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Sep 24, 2014

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A great book to read

easy to purchase and flipkart has produced a very user-friendly platform to read e books. The content of the book can make a science lover crazy.
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Sep 19, 2014

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Relativity Simplified...

The only requirement for reading this book is the knowledge of English. The theory is explained to the reader so lucidly, without going into mathematical rigors, that one will fall in love with this book if not the theory itself.
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Kaustubh Hundekar

Sep 10, 2014

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Best of Science from the man himself.

This book's very first chapter reveals that this book is meant to study. It needs concentration,
abstraction and more over will to learn relativity. Keeping that in mind and reading it the way its meant to be, the book is AMAZING. The way it changes our view of what gravity is and what Universe …
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Satyajit Saha

Jun 20, 2014

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It is a good book which could help you learn better the subject without involving you in intricate mathematics.
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manoj

May 11, 2014

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Amazing book by Einstein ! Got several ideas on my research

wonderful . must read for those who love astrophysics and relativity.
even though some concepts are outdated old is always gold

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Sahil

Jul 11, 2012

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A Great Book From Einstein

A really great book for me and "those readers who,from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus". I am mainly attracted by the preface. It is written in simple language.I have read it with rapt attention.But I have gone through some chapters again and again to visualize and understand the fact.Read it . You definitely like it.
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Maheema

Aug 14, 2012

This is an excellent piece of food for thought

This is relativity explained by Einstein himself, without using math. There might have been a plain English explanation that is slightly more crisp, however, would you not want to read it from the master himself? The special relativity section is especially clear, and detailed. The section on general relativity is rather brief, and gives you the sense that it is just a flavor, not the full story. Yet it gives you enough to be very interested. The English translation from German could be better, but it really does not make it inexplicable. Those who complain that the translation could not be un…
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Alvina

Aug 14, 2012

Must Reads

After reading books by Hawking, Kaku, Greene, and others on the topic, none are more lucid as Einstein himself in describing relativity to the non-physicist. Long on my list of must-reads, I finally got this for myself. After hearing a lifetime of comments and reviews about these theories, it is a good thing to go straight to the source. The roots of relativity are suprisingly simple and may be understood through the thought experiments described within.
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Abhineet Gupta

Jan 10, 2012

A great book if you know what it is meant for.

This is a great book for all those who really want to understand the intricacies of the theory of relativity in depth, understand its origin and appreciate the beauty of it.

The language is simple and mathematical formulas are avoided, but that does not diminish the amount of information or analysis of the subject, nor does it makes this book a peace of cake. You may even have to read some of the parts twice to fully grasp them. But the understanding of relativity that the book provides is worth the effort.
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Ganesh

Feb 14, 2012

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A must read book for Space-Time/Relativity lovers

It's a nice book..Great for understanding concepts of Relativity....Should be read in peace & solitude to get maximum out of it or it will be a soccer flying above your head..a "Must read book written by the Great Einstein" for Space & time/Relativity lovers....
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Javed Shaikh

Nov 20, 2011

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Very complicated but if you read it carefully then nothing like it.
Theory is quite complex but if you are real modern physics lovers then worth book to buy.
Thank you filpkart for offering high discount in this book
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Souvik Bag

Jan 26, 2012

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A Great Book From Einstein & A Good Delivery from Flipkart

A really great book for me and "those readers who,from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus". I am mainly attracted by the preface. It is written in simple language.I have read it with rapt attention.But I have gone through some chapters again and again to visualize and understand the fact.Read it . You definitely like it.

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Saurabh Mazumdar

Dec 20, 2012

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Good Book

I bought this book. And when it came to my home, i found that it is "Special Indian Edition". But it is not written on flipcart.com that is the indian edition. But later i knew that there is not difference between indian edition and real edition.

This is the very good book written by Albert Einstein and translated by Robert W. Lawson.

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Knowledge : 5/5
Page Quality : 2/5
Writing : 4/5
Image Quality : 0/5 (There is not image in the book for understanding.)

Main Topics Of This Book :
1 : The Special Theory Of Relativity
2 : The Ge…
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Desmond D'souza

Nov 19, 2012

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nice book

i have not finished the book yet ,
anyways till now it is a good book , the author explains the subject in a nice way , by this i mean that he uses daily application like train , lighting and stuff to explain and not just the facts , i had a book of string theory which has only facts of the theory and that book sucks , cause when u buy a book on some theory u dont wanna know the facts u wanna know how the theory came into existence and how it changed with time , and also the logic by which the theory was made :) , the relativity book by albert einstein gives a good understanding of the log…
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Pratik Singhal

Nov 15, 2011

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Fantastic book

This is a very good book for all those who want to study relativity in great detail. The language is really simple and easy to understand. A must buy!. Full paisa vasool. The book is also required for people who have interest in astronomy and space.
 

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