On the th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, Bennett's book seeks to explain both special and general relativity in a form that a nonexpert could understand. [ Book. As we shall see, the experiment played a part in the development of the Special Theory of Relativity, a profound advance. Recently some people, especially John Horgan in his book The End of Science (), have been making similar claims about how the enterprise of science is complete. My opinion is that they are no more correct than was Michelson. It covers the special theory of relativity for mathematics and physics students. The main goal of the book is a clear and successful presentation of the basic ideas of relativity. The reader can see an attention of the author to help students in understanding and further developing of the basic notions of the subject.” (P. K. Sahoo, zbMATH Brand: Springer India. special relativity are ideally suited. History is a part of all science|I will mention some of the relevant events in the development of special relativity|but there is no attempt to present the material in a historical way. A common confusion for students of special relativity is File Size: KB.

This book is divided into three parts. The first part explains what special relativity is all about. The second part discusses general relativity thoroughly and the last part deals with the considerations of the universe as a whole. The first part explains the principles of the special theory of relativity.4/5(1). The book remains one of the most lucid explanations of the special and general theories ever written. In the early s alone, it was translated into ten languages, and fifteen editions in the original German appeared over the course of Einstein's lifetime. The theory of relativity enriched physics and astronomy during the 20th century. This book quickly gets to the issue of why there even needs to be a theory of special relativity. It clearly explains what postulates are unwavering and why and then proceeds to show how the other generally accepted physics concepts, which appear at first to be at odds with each other, can in fact co-exist/5(). AUTHOR: Einstein, Albert, – / TITLE: Relativity: The special and general theory, by Albert Einstein. / Translated by Robert W. Lawson. / Part 1 - The Special Theory.

This book is devoted to a rigorous mathematical treatment of the flat Minkowski spacetime of special relativity. It pays particular attention to the Lorentz group and the causal structure of the theory, but also treats the electromagnetic field tensor, spinors, and the topology of Minkowski spacetime. OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: xiv, pages: illustrations ; 22 cm: Contents: Introduction --Pre-Einsteinian notions of relativity --The problem of the relativity of the laws of electrodynamics --The Michelson-Morley experiment --Efforts to save the ether hypothesis --The Lorentz theory of the electron --Further development of the Lorentz theory --The problem of.