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If so, we must credit academic scholasticism for turning Einstein's simple theory presented in couple of brief journal articles into a 1,275 page book (over 5 pounds!). If those original papers required such a book to make them intelligible, then I would not call General Relativity a simple theory.

The book is of course GR bible Gravitation by MTW.


You may have missed that GP is referring to special relativity which is a lot simpler than what you are referring to (general relativity).

Yes, I missed that. I had GR in mind.

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