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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory - 100th Anniversary Edition
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Albert Einstein Hanoch Gutfreund
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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory - 100th Anniversary Edition

Albert Einstein Hanoch Gutfreund Jurgen Renn


Princeton University Pres

Mathematics & Sciences;
Relativity physics


328 pages

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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 Einstein's celebrated book features an authoritative English translation of the text along with commentaries by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jurgen Renn that examine the evolution of Einstein's thinking and cast his ideas in a modern context. Providing invaluable insight into one of the greatest scientific minds of all time, the book also includes a unique survey of the introductions from past editions, covers from selected early editions, a letter from Walther Rathenau to Einstein discussing the book, and a revealing sample from Einstein's original handwritten manuscript.

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:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

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.

[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 --Pedro Ferreira, Nature This book is not only an important historical document, but displays the style and clarity of Einstein's thought in a manner accessible to a wide readership.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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