## Relativity: the special and the general theory, a popular exposition |

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### Contents

THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY PAGE I Physical Meaning of Geometrical Propositions i | 1 |

The System of Coordinates | 5 |

Space and Time in Classical Mechanics | 9 |

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acceleration according axis behaviour body of reference Cartesian co-ordinates centre chest classical mechanics co-ordinate system consideration corresponding Demy distance domain earth eclipse electrodynamics energy equations Euclidean geometry experience Fcap fixed stars Fourth Edition fundamental Galilei transformation Galileian reference-body Galileian system gravitational field H. A. Lorentz hold hypothesis Illustrated imagine inertial mass laws of nature length light in vacuo little rods Lorentz transformation M. N. Roy magnitudes manner marble slab material points matter means measured mollusk motion Newton's observer obtained physical physicists plane position postulate of relativity principle of relativity propagation of light radius railway carriage ray of light regard result rigid body rotation satisfied Second Edition Section space co-ordinates space-time continuum special theory spectral lines square straight line surface system of co-ordinates theoretical theory of relativity Third Edition three-dimensional tion tional field transmission of light universe validity velocity of light Volumes xv x2