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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Review: Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

User Review  - Dominika Kaníková - Goodreads

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Relativity Simplified...

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The only requirement for reading this book is the knowledge of English. The theory is explained to the reader so lucidly, without going into mathematical rigors, that one will fall in love with this book if not the theory itself. 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) was a German-born theoretical physicist who is widely considered one of the greatest physicists of all time. While best known for the theory of relativity, he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect and "for his services to Theoretical Physics." Einstein was named "Time" magazine's "Man of the Century.

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