## Albert Einstein's theory of general relativitySeveral distinguished scientists explain and expand upon the theory that revolutionized scientific theory, defining gravity and the meaning of relativity and assessing the theory's impact on various scientific disciplines |

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### Contents

Editors Preface | 11 |

On Einsteins WeltbildGerald Holton | 26 |

Nobel Prize for Physics192lS Arrhenius | 35 |

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