The Resource Relativity : The Special and the General Theory, Albert Einstein

Relativity : The Special and the General Theory, Albert Einstein

Label
Relativity : The Special and the General Theory
Title
Relativity
Title remainder
The Special and the General Theory
Statement of responsibility
Albert Einstein
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a book about relativity for a popular audience. His intention was "to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to 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 of theoretical physics." The book remains one of the most lucid explanations of the special and general theories ever written. In the early 1920s alone, it was translated into ten languages, and fifteen editions in the original German appeared over the course of Einstein’s lifetime.This new edition of Einstein’s celebrated book features an authoritative English translation of the text along with an introduction and a reading companion by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn that examines the evolution of Einstein’s thinking and casts his ideas in a broader present-day context. A special chapter explores the history of and the stories behind the early foreign-language editions in light of the reception of relativity in different countries. This edition also includes a survey of the introductions from those editions, covers from selected early editions, a letter from Walther Rathenau to Einstein discussing the book, and a revealing sample from Einstein’s handwritten manuscript. Published on the hundredth anniversary of general relativity, this handsome edition of Einstein’s famous book places the work in historical and intellectual context while providing invaluable insight into one of the greatest scientific minds of all time
Biographical or historical data
Hanoch Gutfreund is professor emeritus of theoretical physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he is also the academic director of the Albert Einstein Archives. He lives in Jerusalem; Jürgen Renn is a director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His books include The Genesis of General Relativity. He lives in Berlin.
Cataloging source
IN-ChSCO
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Einstein, Albert
Government publication
other
LC call number
QC23.2
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Physik
  • Relativité (Physique)
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Target audience
specialized
Label
Relativity : The Special and the General Theory, Albert Einstein
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part III. Considerations on the Universe as a Whole
  • Appendixes
  • A Reading Companion
  • A History and Survey of Foreign-Language Editions
  • Appended Documents
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Einstein as a Missionary of Science
  • Einstein’s Booklet: Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
  • Preface
  • Part I. The Special Theory of Relativity
  • Part II. The General Theory of Relativity
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
100th Anniversary.
Extent
1 online resource(320 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400865666
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400865666
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459900
  • (OCoLC)984686910
  • (DE-B1597)9781400865666
Label
Relativity : The Special and the General Theory, Albert Einstein
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part III. Considerations on the Universe as a Whole
  • Appendixes
  • A Reading Companion
  • A History and Survey of Foreign-Language Editions
  • Appended Documents
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Einstein as a Missionary of Science
  • Einstein’s Booklet: Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
  • Preface
  • Part I. The Special Theory of Relativity
  • Part II. The General Theory of Relativity
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
100th Anniversary.
Extent
1 online resource(320 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400865666
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400865666
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459900
  • (OCoLC)984686910
  • (DE-B1597)9781400865666

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