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What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter

Author: Jeffrey O Bennett
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains the fundamental principles of relativity, describing such aspects of the theory as black holes, curvature of spacetime, and singularity, as well as its practical applications in everyday life.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey O Bennett
ISBN: 9780231167260 0231167261
OCLC Number: 842884069
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Commended for Honorable Mention, Ninth to Twelfth Grade category, Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens Prize 2015
Description: viii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Getting started. 1. Voyage to a black hole --
Part 2. Einstein's special theory of relativity. 2. Racing light ; 3. Redefining space and time ; 4. A new common sense --
Part 3. Einstein's general theory of relativity. 5. Newton's absurdity ; 6. Redefining gravity --
Part 4. Implications of relativity. 7. Black holes ; 8. The expanding universe --
Epilogue: Your indelible mark on the universe.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Bennett.
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