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The Meaning of Relativity

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THE MEANING OF

RELATIVITY


FOUR LECTURES DELIVERED AT

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, MAY, 1921


BY


WITH FOUR DIAGRAMS


PRINCETON

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

1923


Copyright 1922

Princeton University Press

Published 1922


PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN

AT THE ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY PRESS

ABERDEEN


Note.—The translation of these lectures into English
was made by Edwin Plimpton Adams, Professor
of Physics in Princeton University


CONTENTS

LECTURE I

Space and Time in Pre-Relativity Physics 1

LECTURE II

The Theory of Special Relativity 26

LECTURE III

The General Theory of Relativity 61

LECTURE IV

The General Theory of Relativity (continued) 87
Index 121