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Inside relativity

Author: Delo E Mook
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here a physicist and a professor of literature guide general readers through the ideas that revolutionized our conception of the physical universe.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Delo E Mook
ISBN: 069118741X 9780691187419
OCLC Number: 1043770903
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
Preface --
CHAPTER 1: THE SCIENTIFIC ENTERPRISE: POSING MODELS --
CHAPTER 2: THE CLASSICAL BACKGROUND --
CHAPTER 3: THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY --
CHAPTER 4: SOME CONSEQUENCES OF SPECIAL RELATIVITY --
CHAPTER 5: THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY --
CHAPTER 6: COSMOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF GENERAL RELATIVITY --
CODA --
APPENDIX A: THE LORENTZ TRANSFORMATIONS AND MINKOWSKI DIAGRAMS --
APPENDIX B: EXPLANATION OF RULES I AND II FOR SOLVING THE LORENTZ TRANSFORMATIONS IN MINKOWSKI DIAGRAMS --
APPENDIX C: THE TROUBLE WITH TACHYONS --
APPENDIX D: MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, AND SPECIAL RELATIVITY --
Glossary of Technical Terms --
Suggestions for Further Reading --
Index
Responsibility: by Delo E. Mook and Thomas Vargish.
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Here a physicist and a professor of literature guide general readers through the ideas that revolutionized our conception of the physical universe.

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