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The Special Theory of Relativity bound with Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition

1st Edition

By Herbert Dingle, Sir Oliver Lodge


142 pages

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The Special Theory of Relativity:

Based on a short course of lectures delivered in the late 1930s, this short book presents the theory of Special Relativity by formulating a redefinition of the measurement of length, and thus will appeal to students of physics who wish to think through Einstein’s thought without the encumbrance of quasi-scientific concepts and language.

Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition:

This brief lecture, delivered in October 1921 and published for the first time in 1925, offers an explanation of Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity for the non-scientist, giving a general overview that does justice both to the actual physics involved, and the wider implications of this revolutionary discovery of the 20th century.

Table of Contents

The Special Theory of Relativity:

Preface 1. Relativity and Physical Principles 2. The Experimental Basis 3. Relativity and Length 4. Time 5. Velocity and Acceleration 6. Mass, Energy and Force 7. Electromagnetic Measurements 8. Transition to General Relativity

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

Reissuing works originally published between 1921 and 1988, this set offers a selection of scholarship covering historical developments in scientific thinking. Volumes range from Einstein's theories to quantum theory and genetics making this a comprehensive collection of previously out-of-print works. Many of the works review scientific advances in general or science and philosophy at the time; a great insight into the intellectual world of the 20th Century.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / History
SCIENCE / Mathematical Physics
SCIENCE / Nuclear Physics
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Relativity