**מאמר שלי על דרכו של איינשטיין לתורת היחסות הכללית****: ****אודיסאת איינשטיין ליחסות הכללית **

“Einstein’s Odyssey to General Relativity”, *Scientific American Israel*

את המונח “אודיסאה” ליחסות הכללית טבע פרופ’ ג’ון סטצ’ל מאוניברסיטת בוסטון והוא מייצג את המסע המפרך של איינשטיין בדרכו ליחסות הכללית. ראו המאמר של סטצ’ל למטה

Odyssey to general relativity is John Stachel’s memorable phraseology. See:

Stachel, John (1979). “Einstein’s Odyssey**: **His Journey from Special to General Relativity”. In * Einstein from B to Z*, 2002

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I am sorry but this piece is in Hebrew. You can read my book *General Relativity Conflict and Rivalries,* my papers on Einstein and general relativity and a short summary below.

מפייסבוק: מארחים את ד”ר גלי וינשטיין לדבר על איינשטיין

My drawing of Einstein: האיור שלי של איינשטיין

And the original (I tried as hard as I could to draw a young Einstein…): המקור

**The article discusses the following topics:**

1907. The Happiest thought of my life.

1907-1911. The equivalence principle and elevator experiments.

1911. Deflection of light and explaining deflection of light using an elevator thought experiment.

1911-1912 (1916). The disk thought experiment, gravitational time dilation and gravitational redshift.

1912. The disk thought experiment and non-Euclidean geometry.

1912. Einstein to Marcel Grossmann: “Grossmann, you must help me or else I’ll go crazy!”. Grossmann searched the literature, and brought the works of Bernhard Riemann, Gregorio Curbastro-Ricci, Tullio Levi-Civita and Elwin Bruno Christoffel to Einstein’s attention. With Grossmann’s help Einstein searched for gravitational field equations for the metric tensor in the Zurich Notebook.

1913-1914. The *Entwurf* theory. In 1913, Einstein and Michele Besso both tried to solve the new *Entwurf* field equations to find the perihelion advance of Mercury.

October 1915. Einstein realizes there are problems with his 1914 *Entwurf* theory. November 1915. Einstein’s competition with David Hilbert.

November 1915. Four ground-breaking papers: Einstein presents the field equations of general relativity, finds the advance of the perihelion of Mercury and predicts that a ray of light passing near the Sun would undergo a deflection of amount 1.7 arc seconds.