Einstein s Theory of Relativity

Author: Max Born
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486142128
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Science

Semi-technical account includes a review of classical physics (origin of space and time measurements, Ptolemaic and Copernican astronomy, laws of motion, inertia, more) and of Einstein's theories of relativity.

Relativity

Author: Albert Einstein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0131862618
Release Date: 1920
Genre: Science

The Nobel Prize-winning physicist presents his views on the special and general theory of relativity and the universe as a whole, in an accessible introduction to his seminal theories, written for the non-scientist.

Einstein s Masterwork 1915 and the General Theory of Relativity

Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 9781681772653
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Science

One of the world's most celebrated science writers reveals the origins of Einstein's General Theory—and provides a greater understanding of who Einstein was at the time of this pivotal achievement. In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences—a theory of gravity, matter, space and time: the General Theory of Relativity. Einstein himself said it was “the most valuable theory of my life,” and “of incomparable beauty.” It describes the evolution of the universe, black holes, the behavior of orbiting neutron stars, and why clocks run slower on the surface of the earth than in space. It even suggests the possibility of time travel. And yet when we think of Einstein's breakthrough year, we think instead of 1905, the year of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and his equation E=mc2, as his annus mirabilis, even though the Special Theory has a narrower focus. Today the General Theory is overshadowed by these achievements, regarded as 'too difficult' for ordinary mortals to comprehend. In Einstein's Masterwork, John Gribbin puts Einstein's astonishing breakthrough in the context of his life and work, and makes it clear why his greatest year was indeed 1915 and his General Theory his true masterpiece.

Einstein s General Theory of Relativity

Author: Øyvind Grøn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387692005
Release Date: 2007-08-24
Genre: Science

This book introduces the general theory of relativity and includes applications to cosmology. The book provides a thorough introduction to tensor calculus and curved manifolds. After the necessary mathematical tools are introduced, the authors offer a thorough presentation of the theory of relativity. Also included are some advanced topics not previously covered by textbooks, including Kaluza-Klein theory, Israel's formalism and branes. Anisotropic cosmological models are also included. The book contains a large number of new exercises and examples, each with separate headings. The reader will benefit from an updated introduction to general relativity including the most recent developments in cosmology.

Einstein s Theories of Relativity and Gravitation

Author: James Malcolm Bird
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:HWSQE7
Release Date: 1921
Genre: Relativity (Physics)

Einstein's theory of relativity confounded and excited both professional and amateur scientists with its explanation of the intricacies of how the world and the universe truly work, rather than how people wished or believed they worked. His view of relativity dismantled Newton's theory of space and time as absolutes, adding the concept of curved space-time, which deals with the velocity of motion. Einstein explains his theory of physics in a way that was designed not only for scientists with a knowledge of the complicated math involved but for the general reader as well.

Understanding Einstein s Theories of Relativity

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486266591
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Science

Clear, concise exposition of both the special and general theories of relativity, intended for nonscientific readers with a knowledge of high school math. Topics include simultaneity, time dilation, length contraction, the possibility of travel to a distant star, non-Euclidean geometries, black holes, and the structure of the universe. 158 illustrations.

The Road to Relativity

Author: Hanoch Gutfreund
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400865765
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Genre: Science

This richly annotated facsimile edition of "The Foundation of General Relativity" introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein's theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament to the elegance and precision of Einstein's thought. Presented here is a beautiful facsimile of Einstein's original handwritten manuscript, along with its English translation and an insightful page-by-page commentary that places the work in historical and scientific context. Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn's concise introduction traces Einstein's intellectual odyssey from special to general relativity, and their essay "The Charm of a Manuscript" provides a delightful meditation on the varied afterlife of Einstein's text. Featuring a foreword by John Stachel, this handsome edition also includes a biographical glossary of the figures discussed in the book, a comprehensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and numerous photos and illustrations throughout.

The Principle of Relativity

Author: Hendrik Antoon Lorentz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486600815
Release Date: 1952
Genre: Science

Here are the 11 papers that forged the general and special theories of relativity: seven papers by Einstein, plus two papers by Lorentz and one each by Minkowski and Weyl. "A thrill to read again the original papers by these giants." — School Science and Mathematics. 1923 edition.

Albert Einstein s theory of general relativity

Author: Gerald E. Tauber
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: UOM:39076006811637
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Several distinguished scientists explain and expand upon the theory that revolutionized scientific theory, defining gravity and the meaning of relativity and assessing the theory's impact on various scientific disciplines

The Perfect Theory

Author: Pedro G. Ferreira
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547554891
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Science

A narrative chronicle of Einstein's theory of general relativity discusses the ideological battles that have surrounded it, exploring how the theory has been denounced, overlooked and embraced by forefront names in 20th-century physics throughout their collective effort to define the history of the universe. 25,000 first printing.

General Theory of Relativity

Author: P. A.M. Dirac
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400884193
Release Date: 2016-08-10
Genre: Science

Einstein's general theory of relativity requires a curved space for the description of the physical world. If one wishes to go beyond superficial discussions of the physical relations involved, one needs to set up precise equations for handling curved space. The well-established mathematical technique that accomplishes this is clearly described in this classic book by Nobel Laureate P.A.M. Dirac. Based on a series of lectures given by Dirac at Florida State University, and intended for the advanced undergraduate, General Theory of Relativity comprises thirty-five compact chapters that take the reader point-by-point through the necessary steps for understanding general relativity.

What Is Relativity

Author: L. D. Landau
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486163482
Release Date: 2013-01-23
Genre: Science

Written by a Nobel Prize physicist and his colleague, this compelling book uses familiar objects (trains, rulers, clocks) to illuminate the more subtle aspects of relativity. 23 illustrations. 1959 edition.

Einstein s Theory

Author: Øyvind Grøn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461407060
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Science

This book provides an introduction to the theory of relativity and the mathematics used in its processes. Three elements of the book make it stand apart from previously published books on the theory of relativity. First, the book starts at a lower mathematical level than standard books with tensor calculus of sufficient maturity to make it possible to give detailed calculations of relativistic predictions of practical experiments. Self-contained introductions are given, for example vector calculus, differential calculus and integrations. Second, in-between calculations have been included, making it possible for the non-technical reader to follow step-by-step calculations. Thirdly, the conceptual development is gradual and rigorous in order to provide the inexperienced reader with a philosophically satisfying understanding of the theory. The goal of this book is to provide the reader with a sound conceptual understanding of both the special and general theories of relativity, and gain an insight into how the mathematics of the theory can be utilized to calculate relativistic effects.

The Curious History of Relativity

Author: Jean Eisenstaedt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691118655
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

Examines the events surrounding general relativity and the techniques employed by Einstein and the relativists to construct , develop, and understand his almost impenetrable theory in a story of the evolution of the theory's place in twentieth-century physics.