The Einstein Theory of Relativity

Hendrik A. Lorentz (1853 - 1928)

When Albert Einstein published his first paper on relativity theory, it caused a stir in the physicists' community. When more and more evidence was gathered to prove the theory correct, even laymen became interested in it. Since the theory of relativity uses involved higher mathematics, it is considered notoriously difficult to grasp, and at the time it was published, it was claimed that only 12 people in the world were able to fully understand it. One of these was the Dutch physicist Hendrik Lorentz, who wrote the articles collected in this book for a lay audience. He explains the basics of the theory in clear and concise terms without needing any mathematics. All that is needed to fo follow his arguments is a bit of patience and time. (Summary by Availle)

Genre(s): Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Note & Introduction Availle
Play 02 The Einstein Theory of Relativity Availle
Play 03 The Earth as a Moving Car Availle
Play 04 Einstein's Departure Availle
Play 05 New System or Coordinates Availle
Play 06 Deflection of Light Availle
Play 07 Difficulty Exaggerated Availle