Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, 100th by Albert Einstein,Hanoch Gutfreund (Commentary),Jürgen Renn

By Albert Einstein,Hanoch Gutfreund (Commentary),Jürgen Renn (Commentary)

After finishing the ultimate model of his common idea of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a ebook approximately relativity for a favored viewers. His goal used to be "to supply an actual perception into the speculation of relativity to these readers who, from a common clinical and philosophical perspective, have an interest within the thought, yet who're now not conversant with the mathematical equipment of theoretical physics." The ebook continues to be the most lucid factors of the detailed and basic theories ever written. within the early Nineteen Twenties on my own, it used to be translated into ten languages, and fifteen variations within the unique German seemed over the process Einstein's lifetime.

This new version of Einstein’s celebrated e-book positive aspects an authoritative English translation of the textual content besides an advent and a studying better half via Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn that examines the evolution of Einstein’s pondering and casts his principles in a broader present-day context. a unique bankruptcy explores the heritage of and the tales in the back of the early foreign-language versions in gentle of the reception of relativity in several nations. This version additionally incorporates a survey of the introductions from these variants, covers from chosen early variants, a letter from Walther Rathenau to Einstein discussing the e-book, and a revealing pattern from Einstein’s handwritten manuscript.

Published at the hundredth anniversary of common relativity, this good-looking version of Einstein’s well-known ebook areas the paintings in historic and highbrow context whereas offering beneficial perception into one of many maximum clinical minds of all time.

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