Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 25, 2006 - Science - 160 pages
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Redesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein's own popular writings on his work and describes the meaning of his main theories in a way virtually everyone can understand.
  

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By the time I got round to reading Einstein's own description of Relativity, I had already read about a dozen other attempts to describe it (Including Nigel Calders' very friendly version, "Einstein's ... Read full review

Contents

EINSTEINS FIRST THIRTYSEVEN YEARS
SPACE TIME AND LIGHT ALONG A RAILROAD
THE CONSTANT SPEED OF LIGHT
TIME BECOMES SLIPPERY
MASS AND ENERGY
ONWARD TO GENERAL RELATIVITY
GRAVITY BENDS LIGHT
COMING CLEAN ABOUT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
C DISPLACEMENT OF SPECTRAL LINES TOWARDS THE RED
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SLITHERING IN SPACETIME
IMPROVING ON NEWTON
A COSMOLOGICAL SKETCH
GENERAL RELATIVITY STILL THRIVES
A MOTION OF THE PERIHELION OF MERCURY
B DEFLECTION OF LIGHT BY A GRAVITATIONAL FIELD
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Albert Einstein (1879–1955), one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century, was born in Ulm, Germany, to German-Jewish parents. He published his first great theories in Switzerland in the early 1900s while working as a patent clerk.


Nigel Calder, educated as a physicist at Cambridge University, began his full-time writing career on the original staff of New Scientist magazine. His most recent book is the bestselling Einstein's Universe.

Albert Einstein (1879–1955), one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century, was born in Ulm, Germany, to German-Jewish parents. He published his first great theories in Switzerland in the early 1900s while working as a patent clerk.


Nigel Calder, educated as a physicist at Cambridge University, began his full-time writing career on the original staff of New Scientist magazine. His most recent book is the bestselling Einstein's Universe.

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