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Meaning of Relativity 5TH Edition Including Relaby Albert Einstein
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments: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 NonSymmetric 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 NonSymmetric 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 thencontroversial 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 NonSymmetric Field," added to the posthumous edition of 1956, was Einstein's last scientific paper.
About the AuthorBrian Greene is Professor of Physics and of Mathematics at Columbia University. He is the author of the bestselling "The Elegant Universe" and, most recently, "The Fabric of the Cosmos".
Table of ContentsIntroduction by Brian Greene vii
A Note on the Fifth Edition xxv SPACE AND TIME IN PRERELATIVITY 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 NONSYMMETRIC FIELD 133 Index 167 What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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