The Manga Guide to Relativity

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No Starch Press, Apr 15, 2011 - Science - 192 pages
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Everythingís gone screwy at Tagai Academy. When the headmaster forces Minagiís entire class to study Einsteinís theory of relativity over summer school, Minagi volunteers to go in their place. Thereís just one problem: Heís never even heard of relativity before! Luckily, Minagi has the plucky Miss Uraga to teach him.

Follow along with The Manga Guide to Relativity as Minagi learns about the non-intuitive laws that shape our universe. Before you know it, youíll master difficult concepts like inertial frames of reference, unified spacetime, and the equivalence principle. Youíll see how relativity affects modern astronomy and discover why GPS systems and other everyday technologies depend on Einsteinís extraordinary discovery.

The Manga Guide to Relativity also teaches you how to:

* Understand and use E = mc2, the worldís most famous equation
* Calculate the effects of time dilation using the Pythagorean theorem
* Understand classic thought experiments like the Twin Paradox, and see why length contracts and mass increases at relativistic speeds
* Grasp the underpinnings of Einsteinís special and general theories of relativity

If the idea of bending space and time really warps your brain, let The Manga Guide to Relativity straighten things out.

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

This explains relativity surprisingly well, although there were a few concepts I got hung up on! I could've used this book back in the second year of my physics degree. Read full review

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

This collection of manga guides is actually quite informative, but unfortunately suffers from trying to condense a lot of information into a format that is easily readable, but you really can't ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Masafumi Yamamoto earned his PhD in Applied Physics from the Graduate School of Engineering at Hokkaido University. His numerous publications include books on physics, electromagnetism, and lasers.

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