Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, The Masterpiece Science Edition.
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.
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|Title Annotation:||Books: A selection of new and notable books of scientific interest; book by Albert Einstein, Roger Penrose, Robert Geroch, David C. Cassidy|
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|Date:||Jun 18, 2005|
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