Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
    Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (English, Paperback, Albert Einstein)

    Relativity: The Special and the General Theory  (English, Paperback, Albert Einstein)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Mahaveer Publishers
    • ISBN: 9788183520010, 8183520014
    • Edition: 2011
    • Pages: 171
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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.

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      • 2011
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      • Albert Einstein
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    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 w...

    Abhineet Gupta

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    10 Jan, 2012

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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

    Javed Shaikh

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    20 Nov, 2011

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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....

    Ganesh Dhage

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    14 Feb, 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.

    Awesome delivery from Flipkart.Keep it up!!

    Souvik Bag

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    26 Jan, 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 th...

    Desmond D'souza

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    19 Nov, 2012

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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.

    Pratik Singhal

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    15 Nov, 2011

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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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    11 May, 2014

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    A must have book for those who enjoy reading... Physics...

    This is a good book for those who want to know more about Theory of Relativity and its laws. It also contains proofs of the theory and much much more.
    I recommend this book to everyone.
    Happy Reading.

    Ashutosh Singh

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    26 Jun, 2015


    Classic, but be ready to dive deep

    So this is a book that is not meant for people who like relativity but enough to give it hours of serious study and dive deep into its concept.
    I deducted two stars because :
    1) The first impression that this book makes on you is - "old, boring, and........ oh my GOD, not even a single picture, except that of Einstein (I am not counting graphs and diagrams).
    So nothing in the name of graphics.
    2) Its English is terrible, not because of errors, but because its quite difficult to understand, sp...

    Amit Singh

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    15 Jun, 2015


    About quality of publication

    Would have liked better quality paper and binding for a book on such a subject and by such an author.


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    30 Mar, 2015

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