## Relativity: The Special and General TheoryFrom the age of Galileo until the early years of the 20th century, scientists grappled with seemingly insurmountable paradoxes inherent in the theories of classical physics. With the publication of Albert Einstein's "special" and "general" theories of relativity, however, traditional approaches to solving the riddles of space and time crumbled. In their place stood a radically new view of the physical world, providing answers to many of the unsolved mysteries of pre-Einsteinian physics. |

### Contents

PART | 1 |

Space and Time in Classical Mechanics | 9 |

The Theorem of the Addition of Velocities | 19 |

On the Idea of Time in Physics | 25 |

The Lorentz Transformation | 36 |

The Behaviour of MeasuringRods | 42 |

The Experiment of Fizeau | 45 |

General Results of the Theory | 52 |

In what Respects are the Foundations | 84 |

Behaviour of Clocks and MeasuringRods | 93 |

Gaussian Coordinates | 103 |

The Spacetime Continuum of the General | 111 |

The Solution of the Problem of Gravi | 119 |

PART III | 125 |

The Structure of Space according to | 135 |

Minkowskis Fourdimensional Space World | 146 |

Experience and the Special Theory | 58 |

Minkowskis Fourdimensional Space | 65 |

Mass as an Argument for the General | 78 |

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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory Albert Einstein,Robert W. Lawson Limited preview - 2001 |

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory Albert Einstein,Robert W. Lawson Limited preview - 2001 |