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The sky at Einstein's feet

Author: W C Keel
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2006.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
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"One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his Special Theory of Relativity. In the century following his breakthrough, his insights have illuminated astronomical discovery. This book shows how deeply relativity has informed our interpretation of the Universe, and how many of the amazing discoveries of the last one hundred years can be interpreted properly only in the light of relativity." "Written in an  Read more...
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Keel, W.C. (William C.).
Sky at Einstein's feet.
Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2006
(DLC) 2005932442
(OCoLC)61424932
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W C Keel
ISBN: 9780387376226 0387376224 0387261303 9780387261300
OCLC Number: 262691113
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 246 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The sky at Einstein's feet --
Bookkeeping at the speed of light --
Relativistic matter --
From shifting stars to multiple quasars --
Through the gravitational telescope --
The stars themselves --
Extreme spacetime bending : black holes --
The shape of Einstein's Universe --
The view from Einstein's shoulders.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Responsibility: William C. Keel.
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Specifically traces the impact of Einstein's ideas on astronomy, including the way we interpret observations of stars and galaxies. Presents many applications of relativity that have not been shown  Read more...

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