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The Special and the General Theory - 100th Anniversary Edition

Albert Einstein Hanoch Gutfreund Jurgen Renn



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Princeton University Pres
15 April 2019
A handsome annotated edition of Einstein's celebrated book on relativity After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote Relativity. Intended for a popular audience, the book remains one of the most lucid explanations of the special and general theories ever written. This edition of
By:   Albert Einstein
Commentaries by:   Hanoch Gutfreund, Jurgen Renn
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780691191812
ISBN 10:   0691191816
Pages:   328
Publication Date:   15 April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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. J rgen Renn is a director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His books include The Genesis of General Relativity.

Reviews for Relativity: The Special and the General Theory - 100th Anniversary Edition

[Relativity] conjures Einstein as the oracle presenting a theory to the world--one of the most revolutionary and profound theories of all time. --Pedro Ferreira, Nature This book is not only an important historical document, but displays the style and clarity of Einstein's thought in a manner accessible to a wide readership. It's good that it is being reissued in this fine new edition to mark the centenary of his greatest insights. --Martin Rees, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and Astronomer Royal A reading companion to make Einstein's thinking clearer to present-day readers. --Mike Perricone, Symmetry Nobody is better at explaining relativity than Einstein himself. . . . This 100th anniversary edition is complemented by commentary from Gutfreund and Renn, who clarify some key points and add historical perspective, making Einstein's own words even more accessible and meaningful. --Tom Siegfried, Science News

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