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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

This book made Relativity intuitive.

Six years of college physics courses never made relativity intuitively understandable for me. Academic texts concentrate on mathematical descriptions, manipulations and proofs to present theories. Einstein, in simple text, leads us through his very logical and underst...
Six years of college physics courses never made relativity intuitively understandable for me. Academic texts concentrate on mathematical descriptions, manipulations and proofs to present theories. Einstein, in simple text, leads us through his very logical and understandable thought process, which led him to the relativity theories. I could manipulate the mathematics of relativity and come up with answers but never really had an intuitive feel for what really is going on till I read this book. I only wish I had read this first before plowing through graduate physics courses. The only other book I have ever read that was more enlightening was the Bible.

posted by Anonymous on March 18, 2003

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5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Bad conversion to e-book.

Would have probably been a good read, but the equations are all missing. Everywhere you expect to see an equation, is a tag that says: eq. 'n': file eq'n'.gif

posted by 5958105 on January 2, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Difficult to enjoy

    Text conversion fail. Spend enough time translating to lose the author... not good for this kind of book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

    Equations do not render (references a .gif file) on PC app or on

    Equations do not render (references a .gif file) on PC app or on the Nook Glowlight

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Hard to read

    Text conversion failed horribly , unable to get over mispelled words

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