The Einstein Theory: Explained and Analyzed

The Einstein Theory: Explained and Analyzed

The Einstein Theory: Explained and Analyzed

The Einstein Theory: Explained and Analyzed

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The object of this treatise is to explain and analyze the Einstein theory in such a way as, it is hoped, will make it comprehensible to any thoughtful person with a previous foundation of elementary scientific and philosophic reading, approaching that of the serious college graduate; and, in the course of the analysis, to disclose some of the basic assumptions of the theory, and at least to indicate the tests of its soundness. The treatment is philosophic and the mathematical is reduced to a minimum.

It has been remarked, no doubt with considerable exaggeration, that there is not a score of persons in the world who understand the theory. Perhaps the remark was intended to apply only to the mathematical details. If it represents, however, only a wide approximation of the truth, the implied obscurity of the subject must nevertheless cause one to wonder at the number of people who manifest the liveliest interest in it. The reason probably is that the theory appears to be the first scientific . . .

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