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What is relativity?

Jeffrey O. Bennett

What is relativity?

an intuitive introduction to Einstein"s ideas, and why they matter

by Jeffrey O. Bennett

  • 380 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
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  • Relativity (Physics)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJeffrey Bennett
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC173.57 .B46 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 192 pages
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26921540M
    ISBN 100231167261
    ISBN 109780231167260
    LC Control Number2013026801
    OCLC/WorldCa842884069

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    Relativity and cosmology - extreme motion The fascination of relativity in a free downloadable pdf book. Travel near the speed of light, explore the twin paradox, black holes, the big bang, the history of the universe, curved space, gravitational waves, the jets of the Milky Way and many other captivating topics! A summary of General Relativity in 's Albert Einstein. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Albert Einstein and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.

    What is relativity? New York, Basic Books [, ©] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: L D Landau; I︠U︡ B Rumer. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Description: 72 pages illustrations 22 cm. . Amply illustrated and written in clear, accessible prose, Bennett's book proves anyone can grasp the basics of Einstein's ideas. His intuitive, nonmathematical approach gives a wide audience its first real taste of how relativity works and why it is so important to science and the way we view ourselves as human beings.


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What is Relativity. by Jeffrey Bennett is a nonfiction book that describes Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in a simple way. It goes over the main ideas of relativity and uses thought experiments to help readers understand them.

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[ Book. This compelling book offers readers with no technical expertise beyond arithmetic an enlightening tour of the paradoxes inherent in the special theory of relativity, guided by a pair of eminent theoretical physicists.

Novel Prize physicist L. Landau and his distinguished colleague G. Rumer,/5(11). What Is Relativity. is a well-written and uniquely readable book that beautifully serves as an introduction to special and general relativity. Jeffrey Bennett carefully avoids bombastic statements and 'spectacularization' of the subject, sticking with well-established facts and presenting them in a clear and compelling manner.

“Jeffrey Bennett’s What is Relativity. is certainly one of the best nonfiction books I’ve read this year: a fast-paced, highly readable account of one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time.” — School Library Journal. Relativity is a book all about the different relationships within a family: those between husbands and wives, fathers and adult sons, parents and young children.

"But Ethan gave the vagueness of her life definition/5. The mathematics can become quite involved, especially for general relativity, and I certainly hope that some of my younger readers will be inspired to learn this mathematics — but don’t worry, you won’t find any of this mathematics in my book, which focuses only on the conceptual ideas.

The general theory of relativity, together with the necessary parts of the theory of invariants, is dealt with in the author’s book Die Grundlagen der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie (The Foundations of the General Theory of Relativity) — Joh.

Ambr. Barth, ; this book assumes some familiarity with the special theory of relativity. vFile Size: 1MB. According to Einstein himself, this book is intended "to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics."/5.

The aim of the book is to provide a clear, concise and self-contained discussion of both the structure of the theory of special relativity and its physical content. The point of view is that of a practising physicist who uses relativity daily: relativity is a branch of physics and is regarded as being neither mathematics nor philosophy.

'What Is Relativity?' (): Book Excerpt An artist’s impression of a supermassive black hole at the centre surrounded by matter flowing onto the black hole in what is termed an accretion disk. "An excellent introduction to complicated but fascinating subject." — BooklistThis compelling book offers readers with no technical expertise beyond arithmetic an enlightening tour of the paradoxes inherent in the special theory of relativity, guided by a pair of eminent theoretical physicists.

Novel Prize physicist L. Landau and his distinguished colleague G. 4/5(1). Predictably Irrational Chapter 1 – The Truth About Relativity Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely is a fascinating and deeply insightful book that is a pleasure to read and full of gems.

It is bursting with interesting and ground breaking experiments that completely debunk many of the assumptions of economics. This was the first book on relativity theory, written in a burst of youthful enthusiasm by the twenty year old Pauli. Needless to say, it is of purely historical interest today.

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out of 5 stars Board book. $ #2. A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking. out of 5 stars 4,   Special relativity is ultimately a set of equations that relate the way things look in one frame of reference to how they look in another — Author: Dan Falk. These are just a few of the questions author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett answers in his new book, "What is Relativity" (Columbia University Press, ).

On the th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, Bennett's book seeks to explain both special and general relativity in a form that a nonexpert could : By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer.

Indeed, the theory of relativity shapes much of our modern understanding of the universe, and it is not "just a theory:" every major prediction of relativity has been tested to exquisite precision and its practical applications include the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Bennett proves anyone can understand the basics of Einstein's ideas. The theory of relativity reveals the speed of light as the cosmic speed limit, the mind-bending ideas of time dilation and curvature of spacetime, and what may be the most famous equation in history: E = mc2.

Indeed, the theory of relativity shapes much of our modern understanding of the universe/5(9). There are a great number of really excellent books on relativity, but no particular book is good for everyone: the reader is as important as that which is being read.

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