(relativity being too controversial then). Einstein wrote two theories of relativity; the work is known as “special relativity” because it deals only with the special case of uniform (i.e. non-accelerating) motion. In he published his “general theory of relativity”, dealing withgravityandacceleration. Strange thingshappen inaccel-File Size: KB. A little over a century ago, a young Albert Einstein presented his general theory of relativity to the world and utterly transformed our understanding of the universe. His theory changed the way we think about space and time, revealed how our universe has been expanding from a hot dense state called the big bang and predicted black holes. General Relativity: An Introduction to Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology provides readers with a solid understanding of the underlying physical concepts of general relativity. It also shows how they may derive important applications of the theory and is a solid grounding for those wishing to pursue further study. Greene, Einstein's Cosmos by Michio Kaku, but this is by far the best book on relativity that I've read. Brian Greene's books were amazing, but didn't focus entirely on special and general relativity, Einstein's Cosmos was an excellent book but was a little more biographical than I was hoping it would be, and Brian Cox's book was very good.

books (Relativity by A. Einstein and Inside Relativity by Mook and Vargish) as supplemental reading. However, most of the course content was conveyed directly through the lectures. Then, in Spring I decided to type my lecture notes and distribute them to the class in order to provide more relevant reading materials. The aim was toFile Size: 2MB. Inside Modernism: Relativity Theory, Cubism, Narrative by Thomas Vargish, Mr. Delo E. Mook and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at General relativity (GR), also known as the general theory of relativity (GTR), is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in and the current description of gravitation in modern l relativity generalizes special relativity and refines Newton's law of universal gravitation, providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space . An easy to understand collection of the ideas of one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century including the idea he is most known for, the theory of relativity Redesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein’s own popular writings on his work.

Mr Tompkins is the title character in a series of four popular science books by the physicist George books are structured as a series of dreams in which Mr Tompkins enters alternative worlds where the physical constants have radically different values from those they have in the real world. Gamow aims to use these alterations to explain modern scientific theories. In , he published a treatise entitled "Foundations of the General Theory of Relativity," in which he established the terminology of "special" and "general" relativity and presented his theory formally. Then, at the end of , he published a small book entitled On the Special and the General Theory of Relativity, Generally Comprehensible.