## Relativity in illustrations |

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User Review - yapete - LibraryThingFascinating, non-mathematical way to explain the theory of special relativity. Uses diagrams to make the need for the theory plausible and derive its major results. Highly conceptual approach. Read full review

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User Review - nillacat - LibraryThingProceeds with Euclidean precision from the assumption that the laws of physics are the same at rest as in uniform motion and from the observation that the speed of light is measured to be the same by ... Read full review

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A's chart representing according agree atom smasher B's notions chart of events common sense common-sense view consequently considers to occur correct picture diagram Dick Dick's bullet draw effect Einstein events occurring exactly fact Figure 24 Figure 51 foot per second hence horizontal line inches intersection Law of Uniform laws of physics left to right light travels line representing Michelson-Morley experi miles per hour miles per second notions of space object occur 1 second occur at various parallel lines Pete Pete's bullet physical experience physical law picture in Figure point of view put all events quantitative notions represent all events representing the successive S2 feet seconds after noon SECONDS LATER Fig segment PR server sets of events slanted line speed of light stationary straight line successive instants successive positions symmetrically related theory of relativity tion triangle uniformly moving observer velocity of light vertical line x2 seconds