The Wonderful World of Relativity: A precise guide for the general reader

The Wonderful World of Relativity: A precise guide for the general reader

by Andrew Steane
     
 


This book provides a lively and visual introduction to Einstein's theory of relativity. It brings to life the excitement of this fascinating subject, for an audience including young people at school (post-16) and the general public with an interest in modern physics. It is different from existing books in that is uses many diagrams and simple equations (the reader… See more details below

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This book provides a lively and visual introduction to Einstein's theory of relativity. It brings to life the excitement of this fascinating subject, for an audience including young people at school (post-16) and the general public with an interest in modern physics. It is different from existing books in that is uses many diagrams and simple equations (the reader is carefully guided through them), and richly rewards the reader with beautiful mathematical and physical insights. It begins by introducing spacetime, in the familiar context of low velocities. It then shows how Einstein's theory forces us to understand time in a new way. Paradoxes and puzzles are introduced and resolved, and the book culminates in a thorough unfolding of the relation between mass and energy. The book draws on the author's many years of experience in writing articles and reviews for a non-expert readership, and presenting physics to school pupils.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199694617
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,391,676
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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