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In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that year. These four lectures constituted an overview of his then controversial theory of relativity. Princeton University Press made the lectures available under the title The Meaning of Relativity, the first book by Einstein to be produced by an American publisher. As subsequent editions were brought out by the Press, Einstein included new material amplifying the theory. A revised version of the appendix "Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field," added to the posthumous edition of 1956, was Einstein's last scientific paper.

Review:

?Not for the mathematically challenged, these lectures illuminate the thoughts of a genius. Martin Levin, The Globe & Mail

Synopsis:

In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that year. These four lectures constituted an overview of his then controversial theory of relativity. Princeton University Press made the lectures available under the title The Meaning of Relativity, the first book by Einstein to be produced by an American publisher. As subsequent editions were brought out by the Press, Einstein included new material amplifying the theory. A revised version of the appendix "Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field," added to the posthumous edition of 1956, was Einstein's last scientific paper.

Synopsis:

In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that year. These four lectures constituted an overview of his then-controversial theory of relativity. Princeton University Press made the lectures available under the title The Meaning of Relativity, the first book by Einstein to be produced by an American publisher. As subsequent editions were brought out by the Press, Einstein included new material amplifying the theory. A revised version of the appendix "Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field," added to the posthumous edition of 1956, was Einstein's last scientific paper.

About the Author

Brian Greene is Professor of Physics and of Mathematics at Columbia University. He is the author of the best-selling "The Elegant Universe" and, most recently, "The Fabric of the Cosmos".

Table of Contents

Introduction by Brian Greene vii

A Note on the Fifth Edition xxv

SPACE AND TIME IN PRE-RELATIVITY PHYSICS 1

THE THEORY OF SPECIAL RELATIVITY 24

THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY 55

THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY (CONTINUED) 79

APPENDIX FOR THE SECOND EDITION 109

APPENDIX II. RELATIVISTIC THEORY OF THE

NON-SYMMETRIC FIELD 133

Index 167

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691120270
Subtitle:
Including the Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field (Fifth Edition)
Introduction:
Greene, Brian
Introduction by:
Greene, Brian
Introduction:
Greene, Brian
Author:
Einstein, Albert
Author:
Greene, Brian
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Relativity
Subject:
Relativity (physics)
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Astronomy and Cosmology
Subject:
Physics-Relativity Theory
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Science Library
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 line illus.
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 7 oz

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"Review" by , ?Not for the mathematically challenged, these lectures illuminate the thoughts of a genius.
"Synopsis" by , In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that year. These four lectures constituted an overview of his then controversial theory of relativity. Princeton University Press made the lectures available under the title The Meaning of Relativity, the first book by Einstein to be produced by an American publisher. As subsequent editions were brought out by the Press, Einstein included new material amplifying the theory. A revised version of the appendix "Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field," added to the posthumous edition of 1956, was Einstein's last scientific paper.
"Synopsis" by , In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that year. These four lectures constituted an overview of his then-controversial theory of relativity. Princeton University Press made the lectures available under the title The Meaning of Relativity, the first book by Einstein to be produced by an American publisher. As subsequent editions were brought out by the Press, Einstein included new material amplifying the theory. A revised version of the appendix "Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field," added to the posthumous edition of 1956, was Einstein's last scientific paper.
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