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The Meaning Of Relativity

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The world would be a very different place if it were not for Albert Einstein. Like Newton and Galileo before him, this remarkable scientist changed forever mankind's understanding of the universe. In 1921, five years after proclaiming his general theory of relativity, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in recognition of his remarkable achievements. In the same year he travelled to the United States to give four lectures that consolidated his theory and sought to explain its meaning to a new ...
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Overview

The world would be a very different place if it were not for Albert Einstein. Like Newton and Galileo before him, this remarkable scientist changed forever mankind's understanding of the universe. In 1921, five years after proclaiming his general theory of relativity, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in recognition of his remarkable achievements. In the same year he travelled to the United States to give four lectures that consolidated his theory and sought to explain its meaning to a new audience. These lectures were published the following year as The Meaning of Relativity, which he revised with each new edition until his death. It remains a key work for anyone wishing to discover at first hand the workings of one of the most inspiring minds of the twentieth century.

This book is draw from actual published lectures given by the Father of Relativity on the nature and implications of his theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415285889
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication date: 2/6/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 186
  • Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2003

    Essential and revolutionary

    Einstein's own explication of his theories of relativity is clear and sometimes too simple. He occasionally leaves out steps in the logic, but makes up for this with rare understated humor. Basic and essential reading for the curious modern.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2002

    Theory of relativity

    einstien puts his theory into words no other mathematician can explain it as he does. incredibly informative

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2001

    Poor Wordings

    I read this book halfway. However, due to complexity of the wordings that have vague meanings or more one meanings, it was very difficult to follow what exactly the author is trying to say. To understand a theoratical physics, the wordings should be used such a way and in the simplest form possible that it convey the exact message that the author is trying to say.

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