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Overview

Early scientists studied how forces affect objects and watched how heavenly bodies move. In 1687 Isaac Newton published a set of laws that described the motion of all objects, both on Earth and in the heavens. By 1900 many physicists believed only a few questions remained to be answered.

But the early 1900s brought revolutionary developments in physics. One was Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. This theory proposed completely new ideas of time, space, mass, motion, and gravity. Einstein's theory revealed that matter and energy are interchangeable, rather than distinct. This book tells the story of how the theory of relativity revolutionized physics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822529187
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: Great Ideas of Science Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     4
The Road to Relativity     7
Light and Motion     19
Space and Time     28
Lights, Speed, Mass, and Energy     38
General Relativity     51
Einstein's Legacy     62
Glossary     68
Timeline     70
Biographies     72
Selected Bibliography     76
Further Reading     76
Websites     77
Index     78
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