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Einstein's mirror

Author: Anthony J G Hey; Patrick Walters
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
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"The young Einstein was haunted by a strange thought: would his image appear in a mirror whilst he and the mirror were moving at the speed of light? His questions were resolved with the creation of the theory of special relativity. Einstein's Mirror is a book on relativity with a difference. Following the successful format of their earlier book, The Quantum Universe, the authors blend a simple, non-mathematical  Read more...
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Hey, Anthony J.G.
Einstein's mirror.
Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997
(DLC) 96051097
(OCoLC)34731594
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J G Hey; Patrick Walters
ISBN: 9781139336376 1139336371 9781139236942 1139236946 9781139339698 1139339699
OCLC Number: 793525148
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 291 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Revolution in time: Einstein's revolution --
Time and clocks --
Experiments with time --
Nature of light: Fields of force --
How light behaves --
Search for the aether --
Is Cleveland, Ohio, the centre of the universe? --
Light and time: Momentous day in May --
Time is relative --
Moving clocks run slow --
Space-time --
Problem twins --
Ultimate speed: Strange behaviour of the velocity of light --
Binary stars and the neutral pion --
Doppler and Einstein --
Faster than light --
E=mc[squared]: Phlogiston and caloric --
Energy and atoms --
Newton meets Einstein --
Equivalence of mass and energy --
Matter and anti-matter: Prologue --
Atoms are reversible --
Radioactivity and the birth of nuclear physics --
Atom and the nucleus: Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr and Manchester --
Relativity, quantum mechanics and electron spin --
Dirac and anti-particles --
Little boy and fat man: relativity in action: Prologue --
Science fact or science fiction? --
Key to the nucleus --
Discovery of nuclear fission --
Tube alloys and the Manhattan engineering district. Down on earth: Weight of light --
Falling to earth: Galileo and Eotvos --
Gravity, time and red-shifts --
Warped space: Geometry and gravity --
General relativity --
Mirages in space --
Search for Vulcan --
General relativity and the velocity of light --
Big bang, black holes and unified fields: Expanding universe --
Black holes and all that --
Quasar problem --
Two applications of general relativity --
Search for a unified theory --
Afterword: relativity and science fiction: Beginnings --
'Golden Age' --
Present --
Future.
Responsibility: Tony Hey, Patrick Walters.
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