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What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter

Author: Jeffrey O Bennett
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is common knowledge that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet as bestselling author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don't suck. With that simple idea in hand, Bennett begins an entertaining introduction to Einstein's theories, describing the amazing phenomena readers would actually experience if they took a trip  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey O Bennett
ISBN: 9780231537032 0231537034
OCLC Number: 870244574
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Commended for Honorable Mention, Ninth to Twelfth Grade category, Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens Prize 2015
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introduction-foreword : Einstein's life --
Getting started --
Voyage to a black hole --
Einstein's special theory of relativity --
Racing light --
Redefining space and time --
A new common sense --
Einstein's general theory of relativity --
Newton's absurdity --
Redefining gravity --
Implications of relativity --
Black holes --
The expanding universe --
Epilogue : your indelible mark on the universe.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Bennett.
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An entertaining introduction to Einstein's theories of relativity, Bennett's book proves anyone can grasp the basics of Einstein's ideas. His intuitive, nonmathematical approach gives a wide audience  Read more...

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