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Easy Lessons In Einstein; A Discussion Of The More Intelligible Features Of The Theory Of Relativity

ISBN13: 9781409712213
ISBN: 1409712214
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $7.95
Publisher: Muller Press
Published Date:
Pages: 136
Average Goodreads rating: 3.84/5

COPYRIGHT, 1920, BY HARCOUKT, BRACE AND HOWB, INC. THE QUlNN h BODEN COMPANY RAHWAY. N. J. Deepest of all illusory Apearmces, for hiding Wonder, as for many other ends, are your two grand fundamental world-enveloping Appearances, Space and Time. CARLYLE. Henceforth Space in itself and The in itself sink into mere shadows and only a kind of union of the two can be maintained as self-existent.-MINKOWSKI. A PREFATORIAL DIALOGUE The Purpose of which is to Prevent the Prospective Reader from buying the Book under False Pretenses SCENE A street car in uniform movement of translation in any direction. TIME The present. The Reader looking over the top of a morning paper Heres something queer-a whole page taken with a new discovery in physics- Eclipse Observations Confirm Einsteins Theory of Relativity. Anything about it in your paper The author Yes. Heres a cartoon on it by MC- Cutcheon. The Reader Must be something to it then. MC- Cutcheon always knows whats news. Reads on with audible fragments Most sensational discovery in the history of science - Greatest achievement of the human intellect - Upsets Galileo, Newton, and Euclid - Revo- vi EASY LESSONS IN EINSTEIN lution in philosophy and theology. It looks as though I ought to know something about this, doesnt it, The Author I think you will have to sometime. And you might as well do it now and get it over with. The Reader running down the column and hitting the high spots Parallel lines meet - a man moving with the speed of light never grows old - gravitation due to a warp in space - length of a measuring stick depends upon direction of its motion - mass is latent energy -l time as a fourth dimension -why, the man is crazy, isnt he .TheAztthor Well, definitions of insanity are so uncertain that it is not safe to say who is crazy. But it seems theres method in his madness---otherwise how could he have hit upon the exact extent of the suns attraction on light The Reoder Picks up his paper and reads aloud with concentrated attention Postulate I. Every law of nature which holds good with respect to a coordinate system K must also hold good