Einstein for Beginners

Einstein for Beginners

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by Michael McGuinness
     
 

ISBN-10: 0679725105

ISBN-13: 9780679725107

Pub. Date: 01/03/1990

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

Amusing, irreverent, sophisticated and highly accessible, Einstein for Beginners is the perfect introduction to Einstein's life and thought.

Reaching back as far as Babylon (for the origins of mathematics) and the Etruscans (who thought they could handle lightning), this book takes us through the revolutions in electrical communications and technology that made the

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Amusing, irreverent, sophisticated and highly accessible, Einstein for Beginners is the perfect introduction to Einstein's life and thought.

Reaching back as far as Babylon (for the origins of mathematics) and the Etruscans (who thought they could handle lightning), this book takes us through the revolutions in electrical communications and technology that made the theory of relativity possible. In the process, we meet scientific luminaries and personalities of imperial Germany, as well as Galileo, Faraday, and Newton; learn why moving clocks run slower than stationary ones, why nothing can go faster than the speed of light; and follow Albert's thought as he works his way toward E = mc2, the most famous equation of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679725107
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/03/1990
Pages:
173
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.47(d)

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Einstein for Beginners 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are someone that needs a brief and simple explanation of the basics of relativity without too much math or talk, this is one of the best books. Well illustrated, humorous and remarkably clear in its basic explanations of some pretty profound concepts.