## Maxwell's conundrum: a serious but not ponderous book about relativityUsing an informal style, introduces the special theory of relativity and includes extensive discussion of misconceptions about relativity. |

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### Contents

The detectives | 1 |

Because it is so natural and simple | 11 |

Maxwells Conundrum | 25 |

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Maxwell's Conundrum: A Serious But Not Ponderous Book about Relativity Walter Scheider No preview available - 2000 |

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