Relativity: the special and the general theory; a popular expositionRedesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein's own popular writings on his work and describes the meaning of his main theories in a way virtually everyone can understand. From the Trade Paperback edition. 
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Contents
PART  1 
The System of Coordinates  5 
Space and Time in Classical Mechanics  9 
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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory Albert Einstein,Robert W. Lawson Limited preview  1920 
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acceleration according aether behaviour body of reference Cartesian coordinates chest classical mechanics coordinate system concept of space consideration considered corresponding definition disc distance earth electrodynamics electromagnetic embankment energy equations Euclidean geometry existence experience expression fact finite fixed stars fourdimensional continuum fundamental Galileian system generalisation gravitational mass H. A. Lorentz hold hypothesis idea imagine independent inertial mass inertial system infinite laws of nature light in vacua little rods Lorentz transformation magnitude manner marble slab material points matter means measured mollusc natural laws Newton's objects observer obtained physicists plane position possible postulate of relativity principle of relativity propagation of light radius railway carriage ray of light regard result Riemann condition rigid body rotation satisfy Section simultaneous space coordinates spacetime continuum special theory spectral lines spherical straight line surface system of coordinates theoretical theory of relativity thought threedimensional tion tional field transmission of light universe validity velocity of light