Pi Press, New York, NY, USA, The masterpiece science edition, 2005. Translated by Robert W. Lawson. Introduction by Roger Penrose. Commentary by Robert Geroch. Historical essay by David Cassidy.

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Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the nature of light and the principle of relativity; he expands on Einstein's treatment of the geometry of space–time and the fundamental notion of an ``event''; he explains in detail, but without technical language, the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass, a cornerstone of general relativity.

@Book{Einstein:2005:RSG, author = "Albert Einstein and Robert W. Lawson and Robert Geroch and David C. Cassidy", title = "{Relativity}: The {Special} and {General Theory}", publisher = "Pi Press", address = "New York, NY, USA", edition = "The masterpiece science", pages = "xxvi + 259", year = "2005", ISBN = "0-13-186261-8", ISBN-13 = "978-0-13-186261-6", LCCN = "QC173.55 .E384513 2005", bibdate = "Tue Oct 11 05:00:47 MDT 2005", bibsource = "http://www.math.utah.edu/pub/tex/bib/einstein.bib; z3950.loc.gov:7090/Voyager", note = "Translated by Robert W. Lawson. Introduction by Roger Penrose. Commentary by Robert Geroch. Historical essay by David Cassidy.", URL = "http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1204/2004117390-b.html; http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1204/2004117390-d.html", abstract = "Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the nature of light and the principle of relativity; he expands on Einstein's treatment of the geometry of space--time and the fundamental notion of an ``event''; he explains in detail, but without technical language, the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass, a cornerstone of general relativity.", acknowledgement = ack-nhfb, author-dates = "1879--1955", remark = "Originally published: New York: H. Holt, 1920.", subject = "Relativity (physics)", tableofcontents = "Special theory of relativity \\ Physical meaning of geometrical proportions \\ System of co-ordinates \\ Space and time in classical mechanics \\ Galilean system of co-ordinates \\ Theorem of the addition of velocities employed in classical mechanics \\ On the idea of time in physics \\ Relativity of simultaneity \\ Lorentz transformation \\ General theory of relativity \\ Considerations on the universe as a whole \\ Appendixes. Simple derivation of the Lorentz transformation \\ Minkowski's four-dimensional space (``World'') \\ The experimental confirmation of the general theory of relativity", }

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