Einstein, Albert

Relativity: The Special and General Theory (1916)


This book is a cornerstone of modern physics. Einstein intended it for "those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus." Within the vast literature on the philosophy of space and time, Einstein's Relativity shall remain an illuminable and intelligible exposition, highly quotable as one of the most lucid presentations of the subject matter and a launching pad for any further inquiry on the fascinating features of our universe.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was the modern world's greatest scientific superstar. A Nobel laureate, the author of the special and the general theories of relativity, and a key figure in the birth of quantum mechanics, Einstein was also a humanist fighter for peace and freedom. He was unfathomably profound - the genius among geniuses who discovered, merely by thinking about it, that the universe was not as it seemed. This book, a collection of Einstein's own popular writings on his work, describes the meaning of his main theories in a way virtually everyone can understand.

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