Printer Friendly

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, The Masterpiece Science Edition.

RELATIVITY: The Special and the General Theory, The Masterpiece Science Edition ALBERT EINSTEIN, ROGER PENROSE, ROBERT GEROCH, AND DAVID C. CASSIDY

This reprinting, with commentary, of Einstein's 1916 book on relativity is just in time for the 100th anniversary of his introduction of the special theory of relativity and for the 50th anniversary of his death. Added to Einstein's text, which is from the 1920 English translation of his original in German, is analysis from three writers with expertise in relativity and Einstein's work. An 18-page introduction by Oxford University mathematics professor Roger Penrose explains the theory's place in the history of science and covers developments since Einstein's death. University of Chicago physicist Robert Geroch comments on the modern understanding of the theory, and David Cassidy, an associate editor of Einstein's collected papers, offers an essay on the theory's place in the world outside of physics. This book will be valuable for any reader wanting an understandable yet specific explanation of relativity and the rest of Einstein's work. Pi Press, 2005, 288 p., hardcover, $19. 95.
COPYRIGHT 2005 Science Service, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Books: A selection of new and notable books of scientific interest; book by Albert Einstein, Roger Penrose, Robert Geroch, David C. Cassidy
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jun 18, 2005
Words:176
Previous Article:109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos.
Next Article:Infinite Worlds: An Illustrated Voyage to Planets beyond Our Sun.
Topics:


Related Articles
Einstein A to Z.
The Einstein Almanac.
Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed our Understanding of Space and Time.
The New Quotable Einstein.
Basic Books.
Annus Mirabilis: 1905, Albert Einstein, and the Theory of Relativity.
A Briefer History of Time.
Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity.
Einstein on Race and Racism.
My Einstein: Essays by Twenty-Four of the World's Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters