The Einstein Theory of Relativity

A Concise Statement

Author: H.A. Lorentz
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,003 / 31 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.6
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 12,924
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Genre: Science
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ical and chemical condition in which it moves.

It is comprehensible that a person could not have arrived at such a far-reaching change of view by continuing to follow the old beaten paths, but only by introducing some sort of new idea. Indeed, Einstein arrived at his theory through a train of thought of great originality. Let me try to restate it in concise terms.


THE EARTH AS A MOVING CAR

Everyone knows that a person may be sitting in any kind of a vehicle without noticing its progress, so long as the movement does not vary in direction or speed; in a car of a fast express train objects fall in just the same way as in a coach that is standing still. Only when we look at objects outside the train, or when the air can enter the car, do we notice indications of the motion. We may compare the earth with such a moving vehicle, which in its course around the sun has a remarkable speed, of which the direction and velocity during a considerable period of time may be regarded as constant. In place of the a

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2008.01.17
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2006.07.02
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Wow! I am surprised.This book is awesome.Wonderful that I am Speechless.I know tha reason why. Because The writer of this book is one of the greatest physicist ofthe millenium.yes i am talking about lorentz

2006.04.24
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One of the finest explanations of Einstein's theory. A remarkable attempt and definitely deserves all the credit it gets. Thanks to the author for making a difference in our life for writing this book.

2005.12.08
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Awesome book from a scientific perspective..one just wonders at the marvel of the intellectual depth and power of Sir Einstein...unbeleivable stuff...and explained by one the founding fathers of electromagnetic theory....this book is a real treat..thank you


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