Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

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Penguin, Jul 25, 2006 - Science - 208 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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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 theábestselling Einstein's Universe.




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