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  1. What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter
    What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter
    What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter
    What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter
    What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter
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  2. What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

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It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don't suck. With that simple idea in mind, Bennett begins an entertaining introduction to Einstein's theories of relativity, describing the amazing phenomena readers would actually experience if they took a trip to a black hole.

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. 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). 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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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Jeffrey Bennett
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780231167277
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
023116727X
Label
Columbia University Press
Manufacturer
Columbia University Press
MPN
40 figures
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
208
PartNumber
40 figures
PublicationDate
2016-03-22
Publisher
Columbia University Press
Studio
Columbia University Press
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