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̽Ÿ 뼺̷.The Book of Relativity: The Special and General Theory, by Albert Einstein

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Relativity

The Special and General Theory

A Popular Exposition

By

Albert Einstein, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics in the University of Berlin

Authorised Translation by

Robert W. Lawson, D.Sc.

University of Sheffield

1916

̽Ÿ 뼺̷.The Book of Relativity: The Special and General Theory, by Albert Einstein

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

I. The Special Theory of

Relativity

I. Physical

Meaning of

Geometrical

Propositions

II. The System of

Co-ordinates

III. Space and

Time in

Classical

Mechanics

IV. The Galileian

System of Co ordinates

V. The Principle

of Relativity in

the Restricted

Sense

VI. The Theorem

of the Addition

of Velocities

Employed in

Classical

Mechanics

VII. The Apparent

Incompatibility

of the Law of

Propagation of

Light with the

Principle of

Relativity

VIII. On the Idea of

Time in

Physics

IX. The Relativity

of Simultaneity

X. On the

Relativity of

the Conception

of Distance

XI. The Lorentz

Transformation

XII. The Behaviour

of Measuring Rods and

Clocks in

Motion

XIII. Theorem of the

Addition of

Velocities. The

Experiment of

Fizeau

XIV. The Heuristic

Value of the

Theory of

Relativity

XV. General

Results of the

Theory

XVI. Experience and

the Special

Theory of

Relativity

XVII. Minkowskis

Four Dimensional

Space

II. The General Theory of

Relativity

XVIII. Special and

General

Principle of

Relativity

XIX. The

Gravitational

Field

XX. The Equality of

Inertial and

Gravitational

Mass as an

Argument for

the General

Postulate of

Relativity

XXI. In What

Respects Are

the

Foundations of

Classical

Mechanics and

of the Special

Theory of

Relativity

Unsatisfactory?

XXII. A Few

Inferences

from the

General

Principle of

Relativity

XXIII. Behaviour of

Clocks and

Measuring Rods on a

Rotating Body

of Reference

XXIV. Euclidean and

Non-Euclidean

Continuum

XXV. Gaussian Co Ordinates

XXVI. The Space Time

Continuum of

the Special

Theory of

Relativity

Considered as

a Euclidean

Continuum

XXVII. The Space Time

Continuum of

the General

Theory of

Relativity is

Not a

Euclidean

Continuum

XXVIII. Exact

Formulation of

the General

Principle of

Relativity

XXIX. The Solution of

the Problem of

Gravitation on

the Basis of the

General

Principle of

Relativity

III. Considerations on the

Universe as a Whole

XXX. Cosmological

Difficulties of

Newtons

Theory

XXXI. The Possibility

of a Finite

and yet

Unbounded

Universe

XXXII. The Structure

of Space

According to

the General

Theory of

Relativity

I. Simple Derivation of the

Lorentz Transformation

[Supplementary to

Section XI]

II. Minkowskis Four Dimensional Space

(World)

[Supplementary to

Section XVII]

III. The Experimental

Confirmation of the

General Theory of

Relativity

(a). Motion of the

Perihelion of

Mercury

(b). Deflection of

Light by a

Gravitational

Field

(c). Displacement

of Spectral

Lines Towards

the Red

IV. The Structure of Space

According to the General

Theory of Relativity

[Supplementary to

Section XXXII]