Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, 100th Anniversary Edition

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, 100th Anniversary Edition by Albert Einstein

Book Description – Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, 100th Anniversary Edition

Product Details Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press; 100th Anniversary edition (June 16, 2015) Language: English
ISBN-10: 0691166331
ISBN-13: 978-0691166339
Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1.1 x 8.6 inches

Editorial Reviews


One of Symmetry magazine’s Physics Books of 2015

“I can still see some fugitive magic in
Relativity . . . it conjures Einstein as the oracle presenting a theory to the world–one of the most revolutionary and profound theories of all time.”
–Pedro Ferreira, Nature

“Nobody is better at explaining relativity than Einstein himself; his account provides a combination of depth and clarity that only he could confidently produce. . . . This 100th anniversary edition is complemented by commentary from Gutfreund and Renn, who clarify some key points and add historical perspective, making Einstein’s own words even more accessible and meaningful.”
–Tom Siegfried, Science News

“Hanoch Gutfreund, professor emeritus of theoretical physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Jurgen Renn, director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, augment the 100th anniversary edition of [
Relativity] with a reading companion to make Einstein’s thinking clearer to present-day readers.”
–Mike Perricone, Symmetry Magazine

From the Back Cover

“This new edition of Einstein’s popular presentation of both special and general relativity is a joy to read. Over the past hundred years, relativity has been brought to the public in many forms–magazines, books, documentaries–but there’s nothing quite like being guided through one of the most profound scientific insights of all time by the master himself.”–Brian Greene, Columbia University

“This book is not only an important historical document, but displays the style and clarity of Einstein’s thought in a manner accessible to a wide readership. It’s good that it is being reissued in this fine new edition to mark the centenary of his greatest insights.”–Martin Rees, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and Astronomer Royal

“I grew up reading this book. Many people have written expositions of relativity, but the master himself speaks with a certain authority. We get not only the content of the ideas, but the thought processes that helped create them. There’s nothing quite like learning relativity from Einstein.”–Sean Carroll, California Institute of Technology

“This book will play a vital role in introducing new readers to Einstein and the many fascinating questions surrounding his work.”–Richard Staley, author of Einstein’s Generation: The Origins of the Relativity Revolution

“This exciting new edition of Einstein’s book will be of real interest to scholars as well as general readers–and it is perfectly timed for the centennial of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.”–David Kaiser, author of How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival

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