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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
     

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

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by Roger Penrose, Albert Einstein, David C. Cassidy (Essay By)
 

Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the nature of light and the principle of relativity; he expands on Einstein's treatment of the geometry of space

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Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the nature of light and the principle of relativity; he expands on Einstein's treatment of the geometry of space-time and the fundamental notion of an "event"; he explains in detail, but without technical language, the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass, a cornerstone of general relativity.

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He was unfathomably profound - the genius among geniuses who discovered, merely by thinking about it, that the universe was not as it seemed.

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ISBN-13:
9780131862616
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
04/05/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Roger Penrose is a world-renowned physicist at Oxford University. He is the author of The Road to Reality.

Albert Einstein (1879–1955), one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century, was born in Ulm, Germany, to German-Jewish parents. He published his first great theories in Switzerland in the early 1900s while working as a patent clerk.

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