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Sartori covers general relativity and cosmology, but focuses on Einstein's theory. He tracks its history and implications. He explores illuminating paradoxes, including the famous twin paradox, the "pole-in-the-barn" paradox, and the Loedel diagram, which is an accessible, graphic approach to relativity. Students of the history and philosophy of science will welcome this concise introduction to the central concept of modern physics.
|2||The Michelson-Morley Experiment||26|
|3||The Postulates of Relativity and their Implications||48|
|4||The Lorentz Transformation||97|
|6||Paradox of Relativity||166|
Posted November 15, 2004
My favorite book on Relativity- definitely the one I have spent the most time reading. It has some math and tackles most of special relativity and, to a lesser extent, general relativity. It has just enough math to challenge you (as long as you can remember some of algebra!) but never gets too hard. Furthermore, through examples and simple math it shows just how radical and how much of an original thinker Einstein truly was- how he took some basic ideas and extended them to uncover many 'truths' that had eluded those before him.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.