by Albert Einstein

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Table of Contents:

• Preface

• Part I: The Special Theory of Relativity

o 01. Physical Meaning of Geometrical Propositions

o 02. The System of Co-ordinates

o 03. Space and Time in Classical Mechanics

o 04. The Galileian System of Co-ordinates

o 05. The Principle of Relativity (in the Restricted Sense)

o 06. The Theorem of the Addition of Velocities employed in Classical Mechanics

o 07. The Apparent Incompatability of the Law of Propagation of Light with the Principle of Relativity

o 08. On the Idea of Time in Physics

o 09. The Relativity of Simultaneity

o 10. On the Relativity of the Conception of Distance

o 11. The Lorentz Transformation

o 12. The Behaviour of Measuring-Rods and Clocks in Motion

o 13. Theorem of the Addition of Velocities. The Experiment of Fizeau

o 14. The Hueristic Value of the Theory of Relativity

o 15. General Results of the Theory

o 16. Experience and the Special Theory of Relativity

o 17. Minkowski's Four-dimensional Space

• Part II: The General Theory of Relativity

o 18. Special and General Principle of Relativity

o 19. The Gravitational Field

o 20. The Equality of Inertial and Gravitational Mass as an Argument for the General Postulate of Relativity

o 21. In What Respects are the Foundations of Classical Mechanics and of the Special Theory of Relativity Unsatisfactory?

o 22. A Few Inferences from the General Principle of Relativity

o 23. Behaviour of Clocks and Measuring-Rods on a Rotating Body of Reference

o 24. Euclidean and non-Euclidean Continuum

o 25. Gaussian Co-ordinates

o 26. The Space-Time Continuum of the Special Theory of Relativity Considered as a Euclidean Continuum

o 27. The Space-Time Continuum of the General Theory of Relativity is Not a Euclidean Continuum

o 28. Exact Formulation of the General Principle of Relativity

o 29. The Solution of the Problem of Gravitation on the Basis of the General Principle of Relativity

• Part III: Considerations on the Universe as a Whole

o 30. Cosmological Difficulties of Newton's Theory

o 31. The Possibility of a "Finite" and yet "Unbounded" Universe

o 32. The Structure of Space According to the General Theory of Relativity

• Appendices:

o 01. Simple Derivation of the Lorentz Transformation (sup. ch. 11)

o 02. Minkowski's Four-Dimensional Space ("World") (sup. ch 17)

o 03. The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity

o 04. The Structure of Space According to the General Theory of Relativity (sup. ch 32)

o 05. Relativity and the Problem of Space