An Introduction

to the Theory

of Relativity

to the Theory

of Relativity

The great question is, What is it all about? To this question some give one answer and some another; but none, to the writer's knowledge, give so clear an answer as Einstein himself,* and even he answersit by implication rather than directly. Still the implication of his definitions of the Special, or Restricted, and of the General principles is so plain that there is no mistaking it. His definition of the Restricted Principle, which need not be given here, as it is fully dealt with in the following pages, is a compendium of the special theory and it is easily generalized. His definition of the General Principle simply repeats the definition of the Restricted Prin ciple in wider terms, and he makes it quite clear thatelativity as a whole is Me wary of Me stato mom ofgonemlfi/zysz'oal laws informs common to all oosem/ers) It is something of a puzzle why other writers of authority have not given this fact a more prominent place and stated it plainly and explicitly. It may have been because it seemed so obvious as not to require emphasis, but to the writer's mind the greater part of the mystery which has sur rounded the subject has arisen through failure to grasp it. It was certainly so in his own case.

PIBN | 10000161 |

ISBN | 978-1-4400-4305-5 |

ISBN (Hardcover) | 978-0-331-81666-2 |

Language | English |

Category | Physics |

Pages | 200 |

Words | 43392 |

Vocabulary | 1820 |

Electromagnetic

Theory

Vol. 1

Theory

Vol. 1

General

PhysicsAn Elementary Text-Book for Colleges

PhysicsAn Elementary Text-Book for Colleges

From Newton

to EinsteinChanging Conceptions of the Universe

to EinsteinChanging Conceptions of the Universe

Space-Time-Matter

The Principle

of RelativityOriginal Papers

of RelativityOriginal Papers

Eight Lectures on

Theoretical PhysicsDelivered at Columbia

University in 1909

Theoretical PhysicsDelivered at Columbia

University in 1909

The

Principle of

Relativity

Principle of

Relativity

An Introduction

to the Theory

of Relativity

to the Theory

of Relativity

The Theory

of Relativity

of Relativity

Clocks and

Watches

Watches

Scientific

Theism Versus

MaterialismThe Space-Time Potential

Theism Versus

MaterialismThe Space-Time Potential

Treatises on

Light, Colour,

Electricity,

and Magnetism

Light, Colour,

Electricity,

and Magnetism

An Introduction

to Mathematical

Physics

to Mathematical

Physics

Relativity, the

Special and

General TheoryA Popular Exposition

Special and

General TheoryA Popular Exposition

Space, Time and

GravitationAn Outline of the

General Relativity Theory

GravitationAn Outline of the

General Relativity Theory

A Sophisticate's

Primer of

Relativity

Primer of

Relativity

Mathematical

PhysicsElectricity and Magnetism

Vol. 1

PhysicsElectricity and Magnetism

Vol. 1

Letters of Euler on

Different Subjects in

Natural PhilosophyAddressed to a German Princess;

With Notes, and a Life of Euler

Vol. 1 of 2

Different Subjects in

Natural PhilosophyAddressed to a German Princess;

With Notes, and a Life of Euler

Vol. 1 of 2

From Newton

to EinsteinChanging Conceptions of the Universe

to EinsteinChanging Conceptions of the Universe

Philosophy and

the New PhysicsAn Essay on the Relativity

Theory and the Theory of Quanta

the New PhysicsAn Essay on the Relativity

Theory and the Theory of Quanta

Theory

of Heat

of Heat

Matter and

Motion

Motion

The Mathematical

Principles of

Mechanical PhilosophyAnd Their Application to Elementary

Mechanics and Architecture, but Chiefly to

the Theory of Universal Universal Gravitation

Principles of

Mechanical PhilosophyAnd Their Application to Elementary

Mechanics and Architecture, but Chiefly to

the Theory of Universal Universal Gravitation

The Theory

of RelativityAn Introductory Sketch Based on Einstein's

Original Writings Including a Biographical Note

of RelativityAn Introductory Sketch Based on Einstein's

Original Writings Including a Biographical Note

A Treatise on

Electricity

and Magnetism

Vol. 1

Electricity

and Magnetism

Vol. 1

Einstein’s

Theory of

Relativity

Theory of

Relativity

The

Mathematical

Theory

of Relativity

Mathematical

Theory

of Relativity

The Logic

of Modern

Physics

of Modern

Physics

Mathematics

of Relativity

Lecture Notes

of Relativity

Lecture Notes

ContinuityThe Presidential Address to

the British Association for 1913

the British Association for 1913

Matter, Force,

and SpiritOr Scientific Evidence of

a Supreme Intelligence

and SpiritOr Scientific Evidence of

a Supreme Intelligence

OpticksOr, a Treatise of the Reflections,

Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light

Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light

New and Original

Theories of

the Great

Physical Forces

Theories of

the Great

Physical Forces

Gravitation

Versus RelativityA Non-Technical Explanation of the Fundamental

Principles of Gravitational Astronomy and a Critical

Examination of the Astronomical Evidence Cited

as Proof of the Generalized Theory of Relativity

Versus RelativityA Non-Technical Explanation of the Fundamental

Principles of Gravitational Astronomy and a Critical

Examination of the Astronomical Evidence Cited

as Proof of the Generalized Theory of Relativity

Sidelights

on RelativityEther and Relativity;

Geometry and Experience

on RelativityEther and Relativity;

Geometry and Experience

RelativityA New View of the Universe

The Ether

of Space

of Space

Aether and

Gravitation

Gravitation

Creation

Ex NihiloThe Physical Universe a

Finite and Temporal Entity

Ex NihiloThe Physical Universe a

Finite and Temporal Entity

The

ElectronIts Isolation and Measurement and the

Determination of Some Its Properties

ElectronIts Isolation and Measurement and the

Determination of Some Its Properties

Vectorial

Mechanics

Mechanics

A Course of Six

Lectures on the Various

Forces of Matter,

and Their Relations

to Each Other

Lectures on the Various

Forces of Matter,

and Their Relations

to Each Other

Optical

TheoriesBased on Lectures Delivered

Before the Calcutta University

TheoriesBased on Lectures Delivered

Before the Calcutta University

Within

the AtomA Popular View of

Electrons and Quanta

the AtomA Popular View of

Electrons and Quanta

The Principle

of RelativityWith Applications to Physical Science

of RelativityWith Applications to Physical Science