This book will elucidate all the iconic thoughts of einstein without requiring a physics degree from the reader. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. A theory of quantum gravity such as string theory will be needed to pick up. A fundamentalist christian wiki encyclopaedia project which promotes biblical creation and rejects science. First english translation of einsteins theory of relativity. Albert einstein 18791955 was the most famous physicist of the 20th century. Im reposting it in honor of the flatearth antiscience crowd starting with robert bryce, of the manhattan institute, who tried to make a mockery of science in the wall street journal. Albert einstein 5 preface december, 1916 the present book is intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view. Written in the late 1930s, it explores the life of mr. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg.
Albert einstein routledge 1952 from 1923 isbn 0486600815 the core of the book consists of a transcription and translation of einsteins may 1921 lectures at princeton university. In his special theory of relativity, einstein explained that the speed of light was constant but that both space and time were relative to the position of the observer. The special and the general theory, einstein describes the theories that made him famous, illuminating his case with numerous examples and a smattering of math nothing more complex than highschool algebra. To many conservatives, almost everything is a secret liberal plot. Please read the article einstein s relativity and relativism. Albert einstein 14 march 1879 18 april 1955 was a germanborn theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. Weve all heard of einsteins equation but how many people can actually explain what it means.
An accesible version of einsteins masterpiece of theory, written by the genius himself according to einstein himself, this book is intended to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of. But why not also celebrate it as antiflatearth day. Relativity special general by einstein, first edition. The theory of relativity had already been published by hendrik lorentz and henri poincare. Geometry and cosmology, the fundamental laws of classical mechanics, the newtonian worldsystem, the fundamental laws of optics, the fundamental laws of electrodynamics and einsteins special principle of relativity. But what does einsteins general relativity say about the variation of th speed of light in a gravitational field. A book in which one great mind explains the work of another great mind in terms comprehensible to the layman is a significant achievement. In this book he brings a simplified form of his profound understanding of the subject to the layperson. In 2004 he wrote the book requiem for relativity the collapse of special relativity. The theory of relativity is a liberal plot thinkprogress. Lieber drawings by hugh gray lieber holt, rinehart and winston new york chicago san francisco to franklin delano roosevelt who saved the world from those forces of evil which sought to destroy art and science and the very dignity of man.
The theory of relativity is a liberal plot except when it is being used to defend the 6000year age of the earth or attack copernicus. Nothing useful has even been built based on the theory of relativity. Einstein contributed to the theory of a special relativity and the theory. But at least one study suggests that physical constants, and possibly even the speed of light, have changed as the universe has aged. He started the project after reading a students assignment written using common era dating notation rather than the anno domini system that he preferred. Albert einstein 18791955 was the most famous physicist of the 20th century, who however selfdescribed himself to be more of a philosopher than a physicist. There has been little recognition by the nobel prize committee of either theory of relativity, and particularly scant recognition of the theory of general relativity the conservapedia article later notes that the 1993 nobel prize in physics was for relativityrelated advances see above cite. Conservapedia is the creation of andrew schlafly, the 49yearold lawyer. In this work einstein intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general and scientific philosophical. But what does einstein s general relativity say about the variation of th speed of light in a gravitational field.
In this work einstein intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general and scientific philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus. Einstein is the stereotype of a genius, and relativity is a stereotypical geniuss pursuit. The new book by jeffrey bennett introduces einsteins theory of relativity to a lay audience, explaining why black holes dont suck and other phenomena. One youngearth creationist site even uses an einstein quote in a. In simplest terms, the theory of relativity is an approach to the measurement and study of space and time. Albert einstein religionwiki fandom powered by wikia. Conservapedia is so much fun to read a man with a ph. Its a holiday so im going to repost a classic, conservapedia. The theory of relativity implies that physical constants like c, the speed of light in a vacuum, have remained constant. Virtually no one who is taught and believes relativity continues to read the bible, a book that outsells. In physics, special relativity also known as the special theory of relativity is the generally accepted and experimentally confirmed physical theory regarding the relationship between space and time. However, even though general relativity has passed many tests, most physicists dont believe it is ultimately correct because it conflicts with quantum mechanics. The website was established in 2006 by american homeschool teacher and attorney andrew schlafly, son of the conservative activist phyllis schlafly, to counter what he perceived as a liberal bias in wikipedia. The special and general theory may not sound very attractive at first.
Based on relativity, einstein claimed in 1909 that the aether does not exist, but in order to make subatomic physics work right, theorists had to introduce the aetherlike concept of the higgs field, which fills all of space and breaks symmetries. Not only does schlafly and the moronic editors at conservapedia conflate einsteins theory of relativity with moral relativity. Schlaflys argument against einstein appears to conflate relativity, a theory in. More math and complexity comes in the later stages of the book introducing the general theory of relativity and may be hard to grasp even with a basic.
J2341 featured software all software latest this just in old school emulation msdos games historical software classic pc games software library. Buy einsteins theory of relativity dover books on physics book online at best prices in india on. Max born is a nobel laureate 1955 and one of the worlds great physicists. Einstein knew nothing about gps satellites yet knowledge of his. Einsteins bestknown scientific work is his 1905 papers on special relativity. The special and the general theory began as a short paper and was eventually published as a book written by albert einstein with the aim of giving.
In 1905, albert einstein, a 26yearold patent clerk, wrote a paper that revolutionized science. The book of genesis describes a fundamental underlying uncertainty. Special and general relativity explain the structure of space time and provide a theory of gravitation, respectively. The reader is assumed to have but little mathematical knowledge. Times man of the century, albert einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics.
Heavily criticised by both conservatives and liberals, it is the subject of ridicule from those who are used to getting information without a heavy dose of fundamentalist hilarity. Einstein did not cite any references and it was widely and falsely assumed that his work was original. Emc2 is a liberal conspiracy against jesus the atlantic. Its antiflatearth day, and conservapedia still thinks. Only one nobel prize in 1993 and not to einstein has ever been given that even remotely relates to the theory of relativity.
Einstein himself admitted that this contradicts relativity. Hype that conservapedia is the premiere website exposing relativity. I had no idea that the theory of relativity was a liberal scheme, but thank. Albert einstein einsteins work had nothing to do with the development of the atomic bomb. In this short book einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today. Einsteins theory of relativity dover books on physics. Einsteins contribution was to give a description of the lorentzpoincare theory without reference to the luminiferous aether and to clarify some of the physical consequences of the theory. Along with quantum mechanics in the 1920s, einstein s special theory of relativity 1905 and general theory of relativity 1916 stand as the supreme achievements of twentiethcentury physics.
Conservapedias surprisingly lengthy articles on relativity makes a. Theyve somehow managed to conflate relativity with cultural relativism. The general theory of relativity was first published by marcel grossman in 19 and david hilbert and albert einstein in 1916. The first chapters of the book on the general theory of relativity are easy to approach even for those with no background in physics, featuring only little math and easy to relate to examples. Theory of relativity is a liberal plot to turn people away from the bible. List an outofcontext quote from einstein, thats not even about relativity. Conservapedias reference to the initial theory of relativity probably refers not to special relativity, but to einsteins original 1911 prediction of the degree to which starlight would be deflected by the sun. Buy einsteins theory of relativity dover books on physics revised edition by born, max isbn. List a few poor professors whove opposed relativity for people to identify with. Einsteins theories shocked the world with their counterintuitive results, including the dissolution of absolute time. Its a book with lots of squiggly math, not aimed at the general reader, and even einsteins mathematicallyintensive description of ealier physics will probably lose most. Conservatives need to get their story straight on einstein. The special and general theory by albert einstein free ebook project gutenberg.
He won the nobel prize for his work on the photoelectric effect in 1921. Conservapedia was created in november 2006 by andrew schlafly, a harvard and princeton educated attorney and a homeschool teacher. Special relativity was put forward by albert einstein. For this achievement, einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and the most influential physicist of the 20th century. Schlafly also points to the bible as a reason that einsteins theory must. Why einstein s theory of relativity is actually a powerful argument for absolute truth. For a fun, easy nonmathematical read that will give you an intuitive grasp of special relativity, i would recommend mr.1190 888 969 1496 1101 183 1540 116 248 1212 180 272 179 1002 460 547 249 611 1134 1384 1333 69 1229 681 69 410 187 1215 1131