von Michael Strauss
Requiem for relativity – The collapse of special relativity:
was Einstein wrong? – is E=mc2 wrong?
Selbstverlag, 2005, ca. 190 S. , USA
When discussing Albert Einstein and his ideas, most people make the mistake of assuming that the theory that gave the world E=mc2 comprises the full extent of the great scientist’s ideas. Of course nothing could be further from the truth since Einstein expanded on his theory of Special Relativity (1905) through his General Relativity (1915). But in the minds of the general population E=mc2, the theory of Special Relativity which gave it life and the other mysterious predicted effects is the sine qua non of Albert Einstein. Without Special Relativity the foundation of much of modern physics would be radically altered from the divergent course it has taken for the last century. Reviewing the basic tenets of this revolutionary treatise is at first glance a daunting task that would give pause to most readers. However, in an easy to read book by Michael Strauss that can be purchased on this site, this theory will be put to the test and it will not pass muster. Casual readers should not be put off by this subject matter since the author has made every effort to minimize the complexity of the math present therein.
- 14. August 2013