# The Einstein Theory of Relativity

## Hendrik A. Lorentz

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When Albert Einstein published his first paper on relativity theory, it caused a stir in the physicists' community. When more and more evidence was gathered to prove the theory correct, even laymen became interested in it. Since the theory of relativity uses involved higher mathematics, it is considered notoriously difficult to grasp, and at the time it was published, it was claimed that only 12 people in the world were able to fully understand it. One of these was the Dutch physicist Hendrik Lorentz, who wrote the articles collected in this book for a lay audience. He explains the basics of the theory in clear and concise terms without needing any mathematics. All that is needed to fo follow his arguments is a bit of patience and time. (Summary by Availle) (0 hr 55 min)

## Chapters

Note & Introduction | 17:59 | Read by Availle |

The Einstein Theory of Relativity | 4:10 | Read by Availle |

The Earth as a Moving Car | 5:09 | Read by Availle |

Einstein's Departure | 5:41 | Read by Availle |

New System or Coordinates | 6:48 | Read by Availle |

Deflection of Light | 8:33 | Read by Availle |

Difficulty Exaggerated | 6:47 | Read by Availle |

## Reviews

### neat statement without confusing arguments

#### JosephandMercedes LeBlanc

I'm a professor of physics at a small technical college and spend a good deal of mental effort trying to explain relativity to my students. This brief commentary by Lorentz is interesting in giving credit and promoting the ideas developed by Einstein. It is not a technical explanation of the theory. That demands more time and effort. This brief note was a pleasure to listen, well read, and charming in content, being very familiar with the story. Something new from every storyteller.

#### A LibriVox Listener

very good and clear voice. good reading. this book is summary of einstiens realtivity