## A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert EinsteinWith commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews. PW has called it “a gem of a collection” while New Scientist magazine notes the “thrill of reading Einstein's own words.” From the writings that revealed the famous Theory of Relativity, to other papers that shook the scientific world of the 20th century, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion belongs in every science fan's library. |

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User Review - Erickson Tjoa - GoodreadsAs usual, lucid writing from Einstein with his very firm opinions on his ideas. Will re-read this again once I master tensors and general relativity. Read full review

### Contents

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RELATIVITY THE SPECIAL AND GENERAL THEORY | 125 |

SIDELIGHTS ON RELATIVITY | 235 |

SELECTION FROM THE MEANING OF RELATIVITY SPACE AND TIME IN PRERELATIVITY PHYSICS | 263 |

SELECTIONS FROM THE EVOLUTION OF PHYSICS RELATIVITY FIELD AND QUANTA | 283 |

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTES | 337 |

SELECTIONS FROM OUT OF MY LATER YEARS | 383 |

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