Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie.
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Relativité (Physique)
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2018-04-23
Einstein's own explanation of his theory for those who do not have a mathematical background and are unfamiliar with physics.
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.
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552485
1961
[17th edition].
Relativity : the special and the general theory
552485
Bonanza paperback
Bonanza paperback.
Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie.
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Einstein
Albert
Albert Einstein
1879
1955,
Relativity (Physics)