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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Meaning of Relativity by Albert Einstein. Infive years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute ibtelesul Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Relatlvitatii Little Lectures for that year.
These four lectures constituted an overview of his then controversial theory of rel Infive years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that teoroa.
These four lectures constituted an overview of his then controversial theory of relativity. Paperbackpages. Published November 21st by Princeton University Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Meaning of Relativityplease sign up. Do we need inteoesul prerequisite knowledge about the topic for reading this book? See 1 question about The Meaning of Relativity…. Lists with This Book. Feb 25, Manny rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Physicists interested in history. I will say at once that there was a great deal I did not understand in this book, which is based on four lectures Einstein gave at Princeton in Though short, it is very dense, and obviously written for people who know considerably more physics and mathematics than I do.
But I had read enough about the content elsewhere to be able to follow the general outlines of the argument, and I will do my best to explain what I got out of it. Einstein’s main goal is to show you how he arrived at the Th I will say at once that there was a great deal I did not understand in this book, which is based on four lectures Einstein gave at Princeton in Einstein’s main goal is to show you how he arrived at the Theory of General Relativity.
The basic idea is extraordinarily simple and logical: This may sound modest, but it is not. In case you are in doubt, he invites you to consider the case of a rotating object like the Earth.
In Newtonian physics, you have to use an “inertial” frame of reference, motionless or moving uniformly with respect to the fixed stars; then you can explain things like Foucault’s pendulum. But Einstein wants it also to be possible to adopt the Ptolemaic frame of reference, where the Earth stands still and the rest of the universe rotates around it.
For Galileo and Newton, this would have made no sense at all, since space for them was absolute. Einstein shows that his great predecessors were wrong: If the Earth is standing still and the universe is rotating, the rotating gravitational field created by the distant stars will drag Foucalt’s pendulum along with it.
You need to identify gravity and acceleration, and model them both as curvature of space-time. It turns out though the details are very complicated, and I couldn’t follow themthat there is just one straightforward way to organize the scheme. This turns out to be the central tensor equation of General Relativity. Having made this incredible discovery, you’d think Einstein would have been happy, but he wasn’t.
He felt he’d left things at best half-completed. His theory predicted singularities in what we would now call black holes Einstein never believed in black holes, and hated themand it had no elegant explanation for electromagnetic forces; they were just pasted on in an ugly and unsatisfying fashion.
Einstein famously spent the second half of life in a fruitless search for a solution, and his frustration shines through. It is interesting to see how ruthless he is about discarding approaches which don’t feel right.
String theory wasn’t even on the horizon yet, but this passage is remarkably prescient and I’m surprised I haven’t see it quoted before: More complex field theories have frequently been proposed. They may be classified according to the following characteristic features: In this case one must explain why the continuum is apparently restricted to four dimensions.
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I would have loved to watch him debate Susskind or Polchinski. Even if I only grasp a tenth of what you’re telling me, you rock are an extraordinary person. I’m sorry you didn’t wrap it all up the way you wanted to, but, you know, still pretty good for a mortal man. View all 31 comments. Relativistic Theory of the Non-symmetric Field Index. Jul 09, Salma Bahaa rated it really liked it.
Was it a good book? Did I enjoy it? Yes, yes I did. Did I understand a tenth of it? Well, I did understand a good deal, compared to the knowledge I already had about the complex theories and lectures discussed in the book. I actually found some satisfying answers to question that itched my mind for some time. However, even though this book did benefit me, I believe that it is more beneficial to those tufuror are more knowledgeable intelesl mathematics and physics than I am, as t Was it a good book?
However, even though this book did benefit me, I believe that relaivitatii is more beneficial to those who are more knowledgeable about mathematics and physics than I am, as they would be able to teooria the most out of it.
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But even if you are not that much of a math person or a physics prodigy, you should read it. Why you should read it: Einstein said his goal with the book was to give an insight into the theory of relativity to interested non-experts. This work does exactly that: Aug 12, PuchoAlmighty rated it liked it. I’m not a fan of Mathematics.
So this book was both interesting and boring for tyturor to read. I kinda had a hard time getting through with it. Jan 17, Israel Desta rated it really liked it.
Needs a great deal of background in vector calculus, electromagnetism and differential equations. The man who couldn’t get a teaching job, whom everyone who knew thought a hopeless nutcase, and a virtual nobody at the time in the world of scientific research, this man wrote a paper in the dim light of early 20th century, The Special Theory of Relativity, and changed our conception of the physical universe and our physical world forever.
His subsequent research in physics aobert and built upon the findings in this book independently proven by others as accurate and the rest is his Whammo!
His subsequent research in physics continued and built upon the findings in this book independently proven by others as accurate and the teorria is intelesup His metamorphosis in the public eye into a genuine genius and research that built upon his findings resulting in jaw-dropping human acts of both destruction nuclear warfare and discovery that made our world alert better place for life advances in science and medicine from space exploration.
No one knows what’s next, but the works of his contained in this book were seminal and its seeds continue to sprout and grow every day, for good and ill.
May 24, Emalie rated it it was amazing. Although I read this book fairly long ago, I do remember that it was a very advanced book. In the beginning, he focuses on space-time.
Examples of geometrical invariants, such as the Cartesian line element and the volume element are discussed as well as the role of vectors and tensors. He then goes on to discuss the theory of special relativity. He shows how this problem is solved by assuming eiinstein time and space are absolute.
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He also discusses the Lorentz transformations and M Although I read this book fairly long ago, I do remember that it was a very advanced book. He also discusses the Lorentz transformations and Maxwell equations. After all relativiratii little introductions are done, he just goes in-depth about relativity. Like I said, I don’t remember too much, but it’s not a light read, but certainly interesting. Sep 24, Eric Amidi rated it it was amazing Shelves: The way that Tensors are explained in this book is very old-fashioned, and understandably so.
Today, you can learn it in a more advanced and intuitive way. However, this book affected me when I first read it many years ago. The way albet affected me was that it introduced me to Einstein’s way of thinking.
As you go through the book, you learn about Einstein’s thought process. You learn how he would base his theories on logical thinking instead intelessul common beliefs at the time. That way of thinking imp The way that Tensors are explained in this book is very old-fashioned, and understandably so. That way of thinking impacted me a lot at an early age.
What I learned from it was that the right way of thinking and ttuturor is using logic plus Occam’s Razor i.
Nov 16, Ahmad added it. Dec 21, Andreea Obreja rated it really liked it Shelves: Nu e chiar pe intelesul tuturor cei ca mine, care habar n-au de fizicadar explica destul de detaliat asa incat, daca te chinui si citesti de mai multe orivei intelege.
Mar 28, Joe rated it really liked it. May 04, Kgw rated it it was amazing.