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Did Einstein like the term Relativity ?

  1. Dec 13, 2005 #1
    Did Einstein like the term "Relativity"?

    I know that Einstein referred to “Relativity” when he wrote or talked about his theories, but is it true that Einstein was not originally fond of the term “Relativity” to describe his theories by that name? I have found in a couple German publications that stated he preferred the term “Absoluteness”. If I remember correctly, in Brian Greene’s book, Fabric of the Cosmos, he wrote that Einstein preferred the term “Invariance”.

    Is there any truth to these claims?
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  3. Dec 13, 2005 #2
    I would say he would have preferred the word "constancy".
  4. Dec 13, 2005 #3


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