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The AstronomersAlbert Einstein - Theory of Relativity - FULL Audio Book - Quantum Mechanics - Astrophysics -
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Albert Einstein - Theory of General Relativity - FULL Audio Book - General relativity, or the general theory of relativity, is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1916 and the current description of gravitation in modern physics. General relativity generalises special relativity and Newton's law of universal gravitation, providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time, or spacetime. In particular, the curvature of spacetime is directly related to the energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present. The relation is specified by the Einstein field equations, a system of partial differential equations. The predictions of general relativity have been confirmed in all observations and experiments to date. Although general relativity is not the only relativistic theory of gravity, it is the simplest theory that is consistent with experimental data. However, unanswered questions remain, the most fundamental being how general relativity can be reconciled with the laws of quantum physics to produce a complete and self-consistent theory of quantum gravity. Einstein's theory has important astrophysical implications. For example, it implies the existence of black holes—regions of space in which space and time are distorted in such a way that nothing, not even light, can escape—as an end-state for massive stars. - SUBSCRIBE to Greatest Audio Books: - READ along by clicking (CC) for Transcript Captions! - LISTEN to this entire book for free! Chapter listing and chapter length: 01 -- Sections 01-03 -- Relativity Pt. 1 -- 00:14:55 Part I: The Special Theory of Relativity 01 Physical Meaning of Geometrical Propositions 02 The System of Co-ordinates 03 Space and Time in Classical Mechanics Read by: Kelly Bescherer 02 -- Sections 04-06 -- Relativity Pt. 1 -- 00:10:38 04 The Galileian System of Co-ordinates 05 The Principle of Relativity (In the Restricted Sense) 06 The Theorem of the Addition of Velocities Employed in Classical Mechanics Read by: Linda Leu 03 -- Sections 07-09 -- Relativity Pt. 1 -- 00:20:33 07 The Apparent Incompatibility of the Law of Propagation of Light with the Principle of Relativity 08 On the Idea of Time in Physics 09 The Relativity of Simultaneity Read by: Peter Eastman 04 -- Sections 10-12 -- Relativity Pt. 1 -- 00:17:10 10 On the Relativity of the Conception of Distance 11 The Lorentz Transformation 12 The Behaviour of Measuring-Rods and Clocks in Motion Read by: David Barnes 05 -- Sections 13-15 -- Relativity Pt. 1 -- 00:19:11 13 Theorem of the Addition of Velocities. The Experiment of Fizeau 14 The Heuristic Value of the Theory of Relativity 15 General Results of the Theory Read by: Linda Leu 06 -- Sections 16-17 -- Relativity Pt. 1 -- 00:14:22 16 Experience and the Special Theory of Relativity 17 Minkowski's Four-Dimensional Space Read by: Kelly Bescherer 07 -- Sections 18-20 -- Relativity Pt. 2 -- 00:19:38 Part II: The General Theory of Relativity 18 Special and General Principle of Relativity 19 The Gravitational Field 20 The Equality of Inertial and Gravitational Mass as an Argument for the General Postulate of Relativity Read by: Laurie Anne Walden 08 -- Sections 21-23 -- Relativity Pt. 2 -- 00:20:54 21 In What Respects Are the Foundations of Classical Mechanics and of the Special Theory of Relativity Unsatisfactory? 22 A Few Inferences from the General Theory of Relativity 23 Behaviour of Clocks and Measuring Rods on a Rotating Body of Reference Read by: Annie Coleman 09 -- Sections 24-26 -- Relativity Pt. 2 -- 00:18:10 24 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Continuum 25 Gaussian Co-ordinates 26 The Space-Time Continuum of the Special Theory of Relativity Considered as a Euclidean Continuum Read by: Meredith Hughes 10 -- Sections 27-29 -- Relativity Pt. 2 -- 00:21:30 27 The Space-Time Continuum of the General Theory of Relativity Is not a Euclidean Continuum 28 Exact Formulation of the General Principle of Relativity 29 The Solution of the Problem of Gravitation on the Basis of the General Principle of Relativity Read by: David Barnes 11 -- Sections 30-31 -- Relativity Pt. 3 -- 00:19:26 Part III: Considerations on the Universe as a Whole 30 Cosmological Difficulties of Newton's Theory 31 The Possibility of a "Finite" and Yet "Unbounded" Universe 32 The Structure of Space According to the General Theory of Relativity Read by: Linda Leu 12 -- Appendix III -- Relativity -- 00:21:22 The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity Read by: ML Cohen Total running time: 3:39:59 This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit
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