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Concise indeed! :) Great read!
on 28 December 2014
Honestly I had expected more mathematical jargon here than I had thought presently loaded in my mind. This has been a very very comfortable read for me and I think anyone with a very basic understanding of plane geometry will find it too.
I liked how H.A. Lorentz references to, yet ever so slightly, mathematical concepts in a simple manner, such as when contrasting the need to divert from Euclidean geometry (the very basic "straight lines as straight and a triangle has 180deg" geometry :) ) which gave me a very valuable pit stop where from I could look up definitions quickly as I moved on.
What I may have disliked is that this was indeed a Concise Statement; I was having so much fun reading it! But that would defeat the purpose of its brevity wouldn't it?
Recommendations? If you have had the questions: Einstein who? Relativity what? This is an excellent starting point to have an insight into General Relativity, and a springboard to more accurate and well guided questions, especially knowing that the author had an integral role in these works of Albert Einstein.