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Relativity (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading): The Special and the General Theory

Einstein, Albert

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ISBN 10: 0760759219 / ISBN 13: 9780760759219
Published by Barnes & Noble, 2004
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Relativity (Barnes & Noble Library of ...

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Albert Einstein's Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (1920) is a cornerstone of modern physics. Einstein intended this book 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." Indeed, 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.

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How better to learn the Special Theory of Relativity and the General Theory of Relativity than directly from their creator, Albert Einstein himself? In Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, Einstein describes the theories that made him famous, illuminating his case with numerous examples and a smattering of math (nothing more complex than high-school algebra). Einstein's book is not casual reading, but for those who appreciate his work without diving into the arcana of theoretical physics, Relativity will prove a stimulating read.

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