Einstein For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Understand his theories of special and general relativity

The genius of Einstein demystified the Dummies Way!

Eager to understand Einstein? This fun, accessible guide clearly explains his amazing theories and the tremendous impact of his discoveries on contemporary life and science. You get a glimpse into ...

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Overview

Understand his theories of special and general relativity

The genius of Einstein demystified the Dummies Way!

Eager to understand Einstein? This fun, accessible guide clearly explains his amazing theories and the tremendous impact of his discoveries on contemporary life and science. You get a glimpse into Einstein's personal life and beliefs, as well as an overview of the main events that shaped his ideas and laid the groundwork for his accomplishments.

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  • Einstein's thoughts and motivations
  • The scientists who influenced his work
  • His connection to the nuclear bomb
  • Einstein's greatest blunder
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118054482
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/4/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 296,151
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Carlos I. Calle, PhD, is a NASA senior research scientist with a doctorate in physics and extensive professional experience in Einstein's theories.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: A Genius Awakens 5

Chapter 1: Who Was Einstein? 7

Chapter 2: Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Man 17

Chapter 3: 1905: Einstein's Miracle Year 37

Part II: On the Shoulders of Giants: What Einstein Learned in School 47

Chapter 4: A Clockwork Universe 49

Chapter 5: The Arrow of Time 69

Chapter 6: Einstein's Most Fascinating Subject 81

Chapter 7: And There Was Light 97

Part III: The Special Theory of Relativity 111

Chapter 8: Relativity Before Einstein 113

Chapter 9: Riding on a Beam of Light 123

Chapter 10: Clocks, Trains, and Automobiles: Exploring Space and Time 135

Chapter 11: The Equation 147

Part IV: The General Theory of Relativity 161

Chapter 12: Einstein's Second Theory of Relativity 163

Chapter 13: "Black Holes Ain't So Black" 187

Chapter 14: Was Einstein Right about Relativity? 211

Part V: The Quantum and the Universe 229

Chapter 15: Atoms Before Einstein 231

Chapter 16: Quantum Leap: God Plays Dice 247

Chapter 17: Einstein and the Bomb 269

Chapter 18: Einstein's Greatest Blunder 289

Chapter 19: Not a Blunder After All 303

Part VI: The Part of Tens 319

Chapter 20: Ten Insights into Einstein's Beliefs on Religion and Philosophy 321

Chapter 21: Ten Women Who Influenced Einstein 329

Appendix A: Glossary 339

Appendix B: Einstein Timeline 343

Index 349

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