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How to teach relativity to your dog

Author: Chad Orzel
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains the principles of relativity, profiling leading minds such as Albert Einstein, Brian Greene, and Stephen Hawking to simplify their theories on time dilation, extra dimensions, and relative motion.
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Genre/Form: Humor
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chad Orzel
ISBN: 9780465023318 0465023312 9780465029372 046502937X
OCLC Number: 744287979
Description: vi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Relative dog motion : the description of motion --
Fake proofs and failed experiments : historical origins of relativity --
Time slows when you're chasing bunnies : relativistic time dilation --
Honey, I shrank the bunnies : length contraction --
Intervals and diagrams : an introduction to spacetime --
299,792,458 m/s isn't just a good idea, it's the law : velocity, momentum, force, and the speed of light --
A dog is always in motion : E=mc² --
Looking for the Bacon Boson : E=mc² and particle physics --
Everything is relative in the magic closet : the equivalence principle --
Warping the universe : general relativity and black holes --
Everything runs away : general relativity and the expanding universe --
The unified theory of critters : unification of forces.
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Steve Nadis, coauthor of The Shape of Inner Space "Emmy may be one smart dog, but her owner also happens to be an uncommonly gifted communicator. Chad Orzel's treatment of special and general Read more...

 
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