The Manga Guide to Relativity

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No Starch Press, Apr 15, 2011 - Science - 192 pages
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Everything’s gone screwy at Tagai Academy. When the headmaster forces Minagi’s entire class to study Einstein’s theory of relativity over summer school, Minagi volunteers to go in their place. There’s just one problem: He’s 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, you’ll master difficult concepts like inertial frames of reference, unified spacetime, and the equivalence principle. You’ll see how relativity affects modern astronomy and discover why GPS systems and other everyday technologies depend on Einstein’s extraordinary discovery.

The Manga Guide to Relativity also teaches you how to:

* Understand and use E = mc2, the world’s 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 Einstein’s 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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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

Review: The Manga Guide to Relativity

User Review  - Goodreads

Kinda weird but pretty good. The best thing about it is that it includes some normal text parts after each manga section to discuss formulas and introduce other related concepts. Plus, the manga portion having an actual plot, silly though it may be, helps it be easier to read. 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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