Relativity for the Layman: A Simplified Account of History, Theory, and Proofs of Relativity 
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My dad purchased this book for me to read when I was 16 year old. We were on a 2 week camping trip from Georgia to the west cost. It held my interest 56 years ago and sparked a life long interest in science. I don't think it was written as a collage text book. I think it was written to be easily understood by the layman.
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User Review  Amanda  GoodreadsStill didn't understand it! Got lost on page 3. Read full review
Contents
Difference between the Special Theory  36 
Deductions from the Postulates  45 
Mass Increases with Velocity  51 
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Relativity for the Layman: A Simplified Account of the History, Theory, and ... James Andrew Coleman No preview available  2012 
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