Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

ABC of Relativity: Understanding Einstein

  1. Touch and Sight Earth and the Heavens

  2. What Happens and What Is Observed

  3. The Velocity of Light

  4. Clocks and Foot Rules

  5. Space Time

  6. The Special Theory of Relativity

  7. Intervals in Space Time

  8. Einstein's Theory of Gravitation

  9. Proofs of Einsteins Theory of Gravitation

  10. Mass, Momentum, Energy and Action

  11. The Expanding Universe

  12. Conventions and Natural Laws

  13. The Abolition of Force

  14. What Is Matter?

  15. Philosophical Consequences

ABC of Relativity: Understanding Einstein
By Bertrand Russell
Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi

Runtime: 3hrs, 20mins

Ask a dozen people to name a genius and the odds are that 'Einstein' will spring to their lips. Ask them the meaning of 'relativity' and few of them will be able to tell you what it is. The basic principles of relativity have not changed since Bertrand Russell first published his lucid guide for the general reader. The ABC of Relativity is Bertrand Russell's most brilliant work of scientific popularisation. With marvellous lucidity he steers the reader who has no knowledge of maths or physics through the subtleties of Einstein's thinking. In easy, assimilable steps, he explains the theories of special and general relativity and describes their practical application to, amongst much else, discoveries about gravitation and the invention of the hydrogen bomb. 'An ideal introduction to the theories of special