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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, 2016. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Explains the fundamental principles of relativity, describing such aspects of the theory as black holes, curvature of spacetime, and singularity, as well as its practical applications in everyday life.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey O Bennett
ISBN: 023116727X 9780231167277
OCLC Number: 944156447
Notes: Includes index.
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: viii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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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