The Einstein Theory of Relativity

  • by H. A. Lorentz
  • Narrated by Brian Troxell
  • 0 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Whether it is true or not that not more than 12 persons in all the world are able to understand Einstein's Theory, it is nevertheless a fact that there is a constant demand for information about this much-debated topic of relativity. The books published on the subject are so technical that only a person trained in pure physics and higher mathematics is able to fully understand them. In order to make a popular explanation of this far-reaching theory available, the present book was written.


Audible Editor Reviews

H. A. Lorentz was a Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize winner whose transformation equations were later used by Albert Einstein to describe space and time. Despite his intimidating credentials, Lorentz managed to write a book on Einstein's theory that anyone with basic scientific knowledge will understand. Building on this accessibility, narrator Brian Troxell's performance has the informal quality of a friendly discussion rather than the stiffness of a lecture. While Lorentz doesn't cover the theory in great detail, listeners will leave with a basic understanding of the theory and the experiments used to validate it.


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Einstein has put an end to this isolation;

"it is now well established that gravitation affects not only matter, but also light.”
― Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, The Einstein Theory of Relativity A Concise Statement

Hendrik Antoon Lorentz and Pieter Zeeman shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics and his work would form the bases of Einstein's 1905, paper entitled "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" today known as the theory of special relativity, but at the time it was also known as the Lorentz-Einstein theory . This booklet was Originally published November 19, 1919 when some of Einstein's predictions were still to be proven, like redshift, but the theory was intimately understood by the writer since he had expressed the theory and equations that formed its bases, like all good scientist he only deals on what they can prove, not belief, and recognizes when some of the theories have not yet been proven.
A very interesting booklet that is part of so much history and change in our world, and our understanding of physics. With some classical explanation of the theory of relativity..
Einstein knew that few people in the world understood his work and that Hendrik Antoon Lorentz was one of the few that did.

“Royal Society and the Royal Astronomical Society held especially for that purpose recently in London, it was the general opinion that Einstein's prediction might be regarded as justified, and warm tributes to his genius were made on all sides. Nevertheless, I cannot refrain, while I am mentioning it, from expressing my surprise that, according to the report in The Times there should be so much complaint about the difficulty of understanding the new theory. It is evident that Einstein's little book “About the Special and the General Theory of Relativity in Plain Terms,” did not find its way into England during wartime. Anyone reading it will, in my opinion, come to the conclusion that the basic ideas of the theory”
― Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, The Einstein Theory of Relativity

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-02-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios