Book Cover of Relativity: The Special and General Theory

Relativity: The Special and General Theory

by Albert Einstein

Einstein wrote this book for people who are interested in understanding the Theory of Relativity but aren't experts in scientific and mathematical principles. I'm sure many people have heard about Einstein's Theory of Relativity, but most of them don't really know what it is all about. This book gives them a chance to know more about this very famous theory without the need to take a Physics course first. This book is divided into three parts. The first part explains what special relativity is all about. The second part discusses general relativity thoroughly and the last part deals with the considerations of the universe as a whole. The first part explains the principles of the special theory of relativity. Here the relationship between space and time are thoroughly discussed. The derivation of Einstein's most famous formula which is E = mc2 is also explained in this part in a very simple way. The second part which is about the general theory of relativity is about the generalization of the special theory, Einstein's thoughts about Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation and how they affect the space time continuum. The last part explains how the universe actually works on a cosmic scale. These things may sound too complicated at first glance but Einstein was able to explain them to his readers in the book without sounding too technical. Reading Einstein's “Relativity: The Special and General Theory” may not sound very attractive at first. We've all heard of Einstein's equation but how many people can actually explain what it means. This book will elucidate all the iconic thoughts of Einstein without requiring a physics degree from the reader.

Book Details



Original Language


Published In



Albert Einstein image

Albert Einstein

Germany, United States, Prussia, Switzerland

Albert Einstein ( 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest physicists of all time. Einstein is known widely for devel...

More on Albert Einstein

Listen/Download Audiobook

Read by:
Playback Speed 1.0
  • Select Speed

Related books

Faraday As A Discoverer Cover image

Faraday As A Discoverer by John Tyndall

This is the first of two related Faraday projects. It is about Faraday and deals more with biographical references to Faraday, outlining the important...

Astronomy: The Science of the Heavenly Bodies Cover image

Astronomy: The Science of the Heavenly Bodies by David Todd

It is a comprehensive guide to the study of the universe. This book was originally published in 1902 and has been considered a classic in the field of...

A Catechism of Familiar Things  Cover image

A Catechism of Familiar Things by Anonymous

This book, a reprint of a successful English publication, has been so enlarged as to be to all intents and purposes new. It has been carefully revised...

The Romance of Modern Astronomy Cover image

The Romance of Modern Astronomy by Hector Macpherson

It is a captivating introduction to the field of astronomy and serves as an accessible guide for those interested in exploring the wonders of the univ...

The New Physics and Its Evolution  Cover image

The New Physics and Its Evolution by Lucien Poincare

The end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century marked a new era in the study of physics. It seemed as though everything that was thought to be...

Stories of Starland Cover image

Stories of Starland by Mary Proctor

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to the stars? Stories of Starland by Mary Proctor is a collection of enchanting tales that will transport you to t...

Sidelights on Relativity Cover image

Sidelights on Relativity by Albert Einstein

Sidelights on Relativity contains ETHER AND THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY, an address delivered on May 5th, 1920, in the University of Leyden; and GEOMETRY...

On the Various Forces of Nature Cover image

On the Various Forces of Nature by Michael Faraday

A non-mathematical survey of the fundamental forces of nature and some relationships among them. This is a series of lectures aimed at young people. H...

Practical Talks by an Astronomer Cover image

Practical Talks by an Astronomer by Harold Jacoby

The present volume has not been designed as a systematic treatise on astronomy. There are many excellent books of that kind, suitable for serious stud...

My Inventions and Other Works Cover image

My Inventions and Other Works by Nikola Tesla

Step into the extraordinary mind of Nikola Tesla, a visionary inventor who transformed the modern world with his groundbreaking discoveries in electri...

Reviews for Relativity: The Special and General Theory

No reviews posted or approved, yet...