Wednesday, December 21, 2005
The Universe and Dr.Einstein
I am reading a book "The Universe and Dr.Einstein" by Lincoln barnett (translated in tamil as "Prabhanjamum Dr. Einsteinum" ) and it is nice.
The author started with the earlier concepts in physics about matter,energy and explains how some of the classical theories changed after Einstein's entry into the world of physics.
One of the main explanation is about Einstein's "Unified field theory" and how he get into it. In his theory of relativity, he explained gravity in terms of space and time. Also in his famous equation E= mc2, he related mass and energy.
However in U.T, he related gravitational force and electromagnetic force which are totally different forces. He actually wanted to prove the uniqueness between them.
I would say this book will be a bridge for science and spirituality.
I think Einstein said it right,
"One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have."