## Relativity: The Special and the General Theory : a Popular ExpositionEinstein's own explanation of his theory for those who do not have a mathematical background and are unfamiliar with physics. |

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### Contents

PART | 1 |

The System of Coordinates | 5 |

Space and Time in Classical Mechanics | 9 |

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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory Albert Einstein,Robert W. Lawson Limited preview - 2001 |

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