Aynştayn Nazariyyesi: Mekân, Zaman ve Kütle Mefhumlarının Tebeddülü is a book written in Turkish by Mehmet Refik Fenmen (1882-1951) to introduce Einstein’s theory of relativity. It’s first and second editions are dated 1922 and 1924. The first and the second editions are different in terms of method and content. The first edition includes an introduction and 13 chapters: Six chapters on special relativity, and seven on general relativity. Despite having some shortcomings, the book is written in plain Turkish. As far as we know it is the first Turkish book written about Einstein’s theory. The text presented here is a first attempt to render the text in the Latin alphabet. Terms in Ottoman Turkish are not converted to modern Turkish in order to comply with the author’s style. Instead, a glossary is given at the end of the text to facilitate the comprehension of the text by the general reader.
|Journal Section||Article in Translation|
Publication Date : July 3, 2020
|Chicago||Akçay, Y . "Mehmet Refik Fenmen’in Aynştayn Nazariyyesi: Mekân Zaman ve Kütle Mefhumlarının Tebeddülü Adlı Eseri (Latin Harfli Metin ve Sözlük)". Osmanlı Bilimi Araştırmaları 21 (2020 ): 145-174|