Relativity : The Special and the General Theory
Relativity The Special and the General Theory Author:Albert Einstein 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. — Here is the most definitive collection of Albert Einstein's popular writings, gathered under the supervision of Professor Einstein, himself. It ranges from earliest days to the moment of this book; f... more »rom such subjects as relativity, atomic war or peace, religion and science, to human rights, economics and government.
The sources for this collection are previously published books, articles, speeches, letters and statements made here and abroad, and pieces never before published.
Professor Einstein's remarkable ability to penetrate directly to the heart of a subject is as apparent in his writings on secular matters as in his scientific works. It is this rare gift that makes the most complex problems seem simple and evolves principles of the greatest depth and understanding.
To be noted, too, is the consistence of his thinking. In a number of instances pieces written years apart on the same subject have been selected deliberately in order to present this uniformity of philosophy.
Part V, 'Contributions to Science', was annotated by Valentine Bargmann, Professor of Mathematical Physics at Princeton University, called by Professor Einstein "one of the most brilliant of our younger physicists". Professor Bargmann wrote an illuminating introduction to the scientific section.« less