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30 review for The Einstein Theory of Relativity

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nada Khaled

    How to complain about a book whose author is a physicist who won Noble prize and is considered Einstein's Co-operator in this theory?! Scientifically, It's impossible to say a word about it.. But for me, It was the first time to read about this tiring theory .. and indeed, a lot of things weren't understandable,, I got the main idea and somehow got the main principles that the theory based on, but I couldn't understand the theory itself and its detailed description.. Of course the book is good in g How to complain about a book whose author is a physicist who won Noble prize and is considered Einstein's Co-operator in this theory?! Scientifically, It's impossible to say a word about it.. But for me, It was the first time to read about this tiring theory .. and indeed, a lot of things weren't understandable,, I got the main idea and somehow got the main principles that the theory based on, but I couldn't understand the theory itself and its detailed description.. Of course the book is good in general but couldn't be considered as an introduction for the theory though its shortness,, it needs a one who has scientific idea about it .. I don't suggest it for beginners, so many parts would be misunderstood .. I guess I've to read Einstein's book about "Relativity" to be able to get more information, details and discussion about it ..

  2. 4 out of 5

    Megha Chakraborty

    I really wanted to read some science book, and this was available free on Amazon to download, if you are really trying to understand relativity and don't have any science background, you'll be lost reading this. Lorentz did give a good summary, he himself is a great physicist. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it delivered what it promised. So, if you want to learn something new go for it, it's a 28-page read and is knowledgeable. Highly Recommended. Happy Reading

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bernie Gourley

    It's hard to complain about this book because: a.) it's a free kindle book, b.) the author was brilliant, a Nobel Laureate, and a man whose work contributed to the discoveries of Einstein, and c.) it's a very short book, clocking in at about 60 pages, and so it's not a huge time investment--though for most it will be a bigger time investment than its page count would suggest. All that being said, I'll be upfront and tell you that his work is the product of a different era and doesn't establish i It's hard to complain about this book because: a.) it's a free kindle book, b.) the author was brilliant, a Nobel Laureate, and a man whose work contributed to the discoveries of Einstein, and c.) it's a very short book, clocking in at about 60 pages, and so it's not a huge time investment--though for most it will be a bigger time investment than its page count would suggest. All that being said, I'll be upfront and tell you that his work is the product of a different era and doesn't establish its audience clearly. Science writing, particularly on subjects as arcane as relativity, is a challenge. One has to pick an audience and carefully write for that audience. If ones audience is broad (i.e. not well-trained in science), this means one has to accept a lot less precision in exchange for clarity. In other words, one has to write like Brian Greene or Michio Kaku do in their popular works. On the other hand, if you want to write for technical people, you should probably feel free to show your math and sling the technical jargon. This book tries to walk a middle ground. It doesn't lay the subject out in clear, simple, and entertaining analogies. (With the exception of a moving car analogy early on that gets bogged down.) However, there're no equations or highly technical and jargon-suffused discussions. (Though the section on deflection of light does get into measurements and is bit technical.) So the question the reader needs to ask themselves--provided they haven't had physics since high school or their freshman year of college--is whether they are willing and able to grind through reading that will require them to think hard the whole way. One doesn't need a big science vocabulary, and you aren't asked to ponder any equations, but you do have to noodle out what the author is saying to get value out of the reading. As I implied earlier, this book (pamphlet) took me considerably longer to read than 60 pages normally would--and I read a fair amount of popular science works. Of course, given that it's free, it's worth a try if you have a Kindle. If you don't like it you can always buy a Greene or Kaku book to explain the subject in a more palatable fashion.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nada Elfeituri

    I read this mainly as a primer before I dived into Hawkings' A Brief History of Time. I figured it would be a good idea to read a summary of Einstein's theory of relativity since much of Brief History makes mention of it. I think the author did a good job of summarizing what is obviously a very dense and specialized topic, although I felt that he didn't do as great a job in simplifying it. However, if you have some background on relativity, the idea will get through. To make an even more concise I read this mainly as a primer before I dived into Hawkings' A Brief History of Time. I figured it would be a good idea to read a summary of Einstein's theory of relativity since much of Brief History makes mention of it. I think the author did a good job of summarizing what is obviously a very dense and specialized topic, although I felt that he didn't do as great a job in simplifying it. However, if you have some background on relativity, the idea will get through. To make an even more concise statement out of this essay, light is basically affected by gravity. If you remember your highschool physics, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle states that light is composed of both waves and particles, meaning that it will bend towards a strong gravitational pull. Pretty easy to wrap your head around, right? The tough part is the implications of this phenomenon and how it affects other cosmological theories, especially black holes, which Hawkings covers in his books. There it starts to get more obtuse. But this booklet is a good intro to the theory for those with a basic understanding of physics.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sharanya Subramaniam

    It is said that only 15 people in the world understand The theory of relativity completely. Well, at least I tried! A short read, this book is supposed to serve as a background study before diving into the deeper stuff. Frankly, Physics and I haven't been on good terms since the age of dinosaurs. This was my n th attempt to get into better terms with it, sadly that wasn't going to happen with this book. Some of the stuff I could retain *Gasp* and the rest went over my head. Unfortunately,I was exp It is said that only 15 people in the world understand The theory of relativity completely. Well, at least I tried! A short read, this book is supposed to serve as a background study before diving into the deeper stuff. Frankly, Physics and I haven't been on good terms since the age of dinosaurs. This was my n th attempt to get into better terms with it, sadly that wasn't going to happen with this book. Some of the stuff I could retain *Gasp* and the rest went over my head. Unfortunately,I was expecting more of a "rock-bottom beginner" type of book, hence a 3 star rating.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Swetha Chodavarpu

    Okay, I may be a little biased, but as a student of science, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Don't let the number of pages fool you; this book can provide you many hours of entertainment and knowledge should you choose to study it. The theory of relativity is explained in layman terms with not a single mathematical formula included. What is very fascinating is the comparison of this theory against Newtonian and Euclidean laws. Lorentz himself is an amazing physicist. The paper presented by him is br Okay, I may be a little biased, but as a student of science, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Don't let the number of pages fool you; this book can provide you many hours of entertainment and knowledge should you choose to study it. The theory of relativity is explained in layman terms with not a single mathematical formula included. What is very fascinating is the comparison of this theory against Newtonian and Euclidean laws. Lorentz himself is an amazing physicist. The paper presented by him is brilliant indeed. A must read!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Anjali Shankar

    There were some interesting concepts explained here but overall I thought it was difficult to understand for a non-scientific person. I was hoping for a more simplified explanation of the theory. Instead, it felt rather convoluted.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    An interesting read, If you have an interest in physics then this is a brilliant read. I highly recommend this book, especially as it is a free download on Amazon.

  9. 5 out of 5

    James

    Heavy going due more to the style of the writing I suspect, although the subject material hardly makes it easy going.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bishnu Bhatta Buttowski

    The only thing I enjoyed reading was, Lorentz writing "Einstein's theory has the very highest degree of aesthetic merit: every lover of beautiful must wish it to be true". Before reading a book which comes from a well known Physicist, I expected it to be vivid yet covering most of the phenomenon in brief as accounted by 'The Einstein Theory of Relativity', it was a disappointment. Note:- If you think you'll get every brief details about the theory, you'll have to do diggings, its not enough. The The only thing I enjoyed reading was, Lorentz writing "Einstein's theory has the very highest degree of aesthetic merit: every lover of beautiful must wish it to be true". Before reading a book which comes from a well known Physicist, I expected it to be vivid yet covering most of the phenomenon in brief as accounted by 'The Einstein Theory of Relativity', it was a disappointment. Note:- If you think you'll get every brief details about the theory, you'll have to do diggings, its not enough. The book only highlights what has was the most breakthrough accounted by Relativity.

  11. 4 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    While it is not gripping or compelling reading, it is a clear and concise explanation of Einstein's theory for lay people. It is especially valuable in explaining how several principles of Einstein's theory were proven even with the limited resources of his day and age.

  12. 5 out of 5

    B.L. Aldrich

    Had to read it with the internet open so I could look up the concepts with which I wasn't familiar, but I can honestly say I enjoyed it because I was interested in the subject. Only because of that. It's scientific non-fiction, and very old, therefore dry as toast. But it was a nice break from my typical pleasure reading.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Swateek

    One of the complex yet famous theory explained a bit elaborate and I liked it. Perhaps it was my loss of touch on physics that there were certain direct things like Euclidean geometry that I couldn't remember, but the references of certain things used in the book was good. Go for it if you are into a mood for some science.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mohammad Javed Siddiqui

    Theory elucidated in most clear fashion. Lorentz's is perhaps the one of the few who clearly understood the theory of relativity and in the book he shows why it is so. A must read for beginners.

  15. 5 out of 5

    krishna Fūjin

    Rating it is difficult as per my knowledge now. Didn't understand a bit of it. Have to read it again may be few more times (5+ times).

  16. 4 out of 5

    Robert Rau

    Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is an absolutely amazing scientific journal and theory. This book takes you on a intelligent and well thought out journey; each point and part of the theory is backed up. I am a 10th grader who has no experience in reading nor understanding with scientific theories, so I was somewhat confused and had to use outside research, such as Google. For example, one time I looked up what he was talking about I got back on track I did enjoy it. When it comes to the actual b Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is an absolutely amazing scientific journal and theory. This book takes you on a intelligent and well thought out journey; each point and part of the theory is backed up. I am a 10th grader who has no experience in reading nor understanding with scientific theories, so I was somewhat confused and had to use outside research, such as Google. For example, one time I looked up what he was talking about I got back on track I did enjoy it. When it comes to the actual book, sadly I cannot give the thorey away because you have to read and learn that yourself, but I can share my evaluation of the book. After reading Einstein’s theory, it encouraged me to start reading two more Scientific journals. Before you begin reading this book, here are few pieces of advice: First, highlight or make notes where something doesn’t make sense; second, read the book without skipping over parts or you will be confused; third, once you are done reading the book explore further, this book is to give you a jump start in the science field I assure you once you read you will want to know more. Loved the book, and now I have a higher appreciation for Einstein’s theories. In the future I want to work as a Biochemist. Yes this book has to do with Physics and space. Although everything in the science field are connected in a tight web. I am also sure once I go off to college we will need to read this book and fully understand the impact it has had on all scientist around the world. Overall, I cannot relate to anyone in this book for many reasons seeing it is not based on a person rather a theory of Physics and so much more, but I feel everyone who reads it will take at least something away and will love to show off to their friends what they have learned. I enjoyed this book, I enjoyed it for many reasons from the intelligent wording and the how deep it got on such a fundamental subject, and to the point it turned my world upside down. My favorite part of the book is the first half: First, I wasn’t so confused then secondly, It introduced and set up things that you need to know for the rest of the book. My least favorite part is the middle I had a hard time to trying to stay with it. I will warn you, TAKE BREAKS. There is only so much information you can handle at once. Well it is Einstein so I wouldn’t expect anything less. Although the scientific reasoning behind some of the theory were very hard to understand and grasp through reading it the first time. Just do not go through the book not knowing what he is talking about look it up and fully understand the book. This book is not for your average person. I know when I read it no one in my school besides some teachers heard of the theory. Although if you are thirsty for learning and wanting to understand the unexplainable. This book is very worthwhile for many reasons such as learning new things, having intelligent conversations, and expanding what you are use to. The only thing that is not worthwhile about reading this book is the only real way you can apply it is if you are going into a science major or field. Overall, this book is amazing but confusing; once again take notes and truly understand the theory. Hope you found this review helpful; happy learning.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Lackey

    This is a classic book/paper by Lorentz (himself one of the greatest physicists of all time) about Einstein's then-recent theory of relativity. It's particularly interesting to me to see how people thought about this theory when it was "new" (the book was originally published in 1919; due to language issues and the war, general relativity wasn't really finished until 1915-1916, and outside Germany was still filtering out to the public even in 1919). The narrator actually did a great job of readin This is a classic book/paper by Lorentz (himself one of the greatest physicists of all time) about Einstein's then-recent theory of relativity. It's particularly interesting to me to see how people thought about this theory when it was "new" (the book was originally published in 1919; due to language issues and the war, general relativity wasn't really finished until 1915-1916, and outside Germany was still filtering out to the public even in 1919). The narrator actually did a great job of reading this book, too, which I hadn't really expected would be the case with a classic physics text.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Hriday

    One could make a beginning with this to understand the most complex theory of all time. It would have been much better if the author had decided to list down the postulates and explain why Einstein says so instead of introducing random examples. After all this, I am not sure how the GR is different from the SR and where E=mc2 fits into all this. Perhaps, i should read more on the topic.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Wen

    Fascinating and rich Bite-sized illustrations of Einstein’s monumental discovery are educational even if only in the way that it exemplifies proof and a snapshot of the man’s genius. Can be difficult to digest for those like myself not fluent in physics and astronomy but it is as digestible as one could hope to make it in less than 100 pages.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rishabh

    The book requires a bit of a background in the Theory of Relativity. Once you have struggled enough with the theory of relativity you would be able to understand the beauty of each and every assumptions made and how was the Theory arrived at and confirmed experimentally.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Johnn Escobar

    Well, reading Einstein's theory is a personal challenge that I think everyone should have. However it helps to reveal a new perspective of gravitational laws, in addition to the already well-known Newtonian law.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Prabhjot Singh

    Excellent book. But I guess only for physics enthusiasts who have somewhat basics clear.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Donald J. Brooks

    Just a summation Kind of an appetizer to the overall theory. Being a physics major, I was expecting more. Going to find deeper works on Einstein's theory.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Aryan Preetham

    AN AMAZING BOOK!!!!!!!. Everyone should read this book. But sometimes confuses me with equations.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Monliz

    Interesting and you can learn many things in a small amount of time

  26. 4 out of 5

    Yusuke Hirayama

    Gave up reading halfway through. It's too difficult to follow and understand for me.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Joel

    Required reading for any scientist.

  28. 4 out of 5

    jitendra kumar

    very less thing i understand.did not understand about Euclid and ether. i did not understand how total angle of triangle is greater that two right angle if the size of triangle is increase.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Cary O'Donnell

    Simplicity & clarity, no maths required. Excellent, short, starter book to whet your appetite for more detail.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Aman

    Brilliant The book is great and easy to understand as well as fun to read that's all I got please let me read the book

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