After completing the general theory of relativity, Einstein began working on a clear and comprehensive presentation of it. Until this point, most of his publications were provisional reports on the state of his research, comprehensible only to those physicists who had been following his work all along. In 1916, he published a treatise entitled "Foundations of the General Theory of Relativity," in which he established the terminology of "special" and "general" relativity and presented his theory formally. Then, at the end of 1916, he published a small book entitled On the Special and the General Theory of Relativity, Generally Comprehensible. This work was written with as little mathematics as possible and was designed to appeal to an even broader readership, albeit one still somewhat educated in mathematics or physics. After arriving at the final form of his theory of general relativity in November 1915,
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