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Einstein relatively simple : our universe revealed in everyday language

Author: Ira Mark Egdall
Publisher: Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: Einstein Relatively Simple brings together for the first time an exceptionally clear explanation of both special and general relativity. It is for people who always wanted to understand Einstein's ideas but never thought they could. Told with humor, enthusiasm, and rare clarity, this entertaining book reveals how a former high school drop-out revolutionized our understanding of space and time. From E=mc2  Read more...
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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Mark Egdall
ISBN: 9789814525589 9814525588 9789814525596 9814525596
OCLC Number: 858799793
Awards: Commended for Florida Book Award (General Nonfiction) 2015
Description: xiv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: About the author --
Prologue --
Part 1: Einstein Discovered: Special Relativity, E=mc2, And Spacetime: --
From unknown to revolutionary --
Great conflict --
Two postulates --
New reality --
Shrinking of time --
Simultaneity and the squeezing of space --
World's most famous equation --
Spacetime --
Part 2: Einstein Revealed: General Relativity, Gravity, And The Cosmos: --
Einstein's dream --
Happiest thought of my life --
Warping of space and time --
Stitching spacetime --
What is spacetime curvature? --
Einstein's masterpiece --
Universe revealed --
In the beginning --
Epilogue --
Appendix A --
Appendix B --
Appendix C --
Appendix D --
Appendix E --
Acknowledgements --
Notes with sources --
Figure credits --
Also by Ira Mark Egdall --
Further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Ira Mark Egdall.

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