The Road to Relativity
The History and Meaning of Einstein's the Foundation of General Relativity, Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einst
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An annotated facsimile edition of Einstein's handwritten manuscript on the foundations of general relativityThis richly annotated facsimile edition of The Foundation of General Relativity introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein's theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament to the elegance and precision of Einstein's thought. Presented here is a beautiful facsimile of Einstein's original handwritten manuscript, along with its English translation and an insightful page-by-page commentary that places the work in historical and scientific context. Hanoch Gutfreund and J rgen Renn's concise introduction traces Einstein's intellectual odyssey from special to general relativity, and their essay The Charm of a Manuscript provides a delightful meditation on the varied afterlife of Einstein's text. Featuring a foreword by John Stachel, this handsome edition also includes a biographical glossary of the figures discussed in the book, a comprehensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and numerous photos and illustrations throughout.
Princeton University Press, 9780691162539, 264pp.
Publication Date: June 2, 2015