The Resource What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter, Jeffrey Bennett

What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter, Jeffrey Bennett

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What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter
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What is relativity?
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an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter
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Jeffrey Bennett
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What is relativity?
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an intuitive introduction to Einsteins ideas, and why they matter
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eng
Summary
It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don't suck. With that simple idea in mind, Bennett begins an entertaining introduction to Einstein's theories of relativity, describing the amazing phenomena readers would actually experience if they took a trip to a black hole. The theory of relativity also reveals the speed of light as the cosmic speed limit, the mind-bending ideas of time dilation and curvature of spacetime, and what may be the most famous equation in history: E = mc2. Indeed, the theory of relativity shapes much of our modern understanding of the universe. It is not 'just a theory' -- every major prediction of relativity has been tested to exquisite precision, and its practical applications include the Global Positioning System (GPS). Amply illustrated and written in clear, accessible prose, Bennett's book proves anyone can grasp the basics of Einstein's ideas. His intuitive, nonmathematical approach gives a wide audience its first real taste of how relativity works and why it is so important to science and the way we view ourselves as human beings
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10282288
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Bennett, Jeffrey O
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530.11
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Quantum theory
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adult
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an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter
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What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter, Jeffrey Bennett
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Contents
Part 1. Getting started -- 1. Voyage to a black hole -- Part 2. Einstein's special theory of relativity -- 2. Racing light -- 3. Redefining space and time -- 4. A new common sense -- Part 3. Einstein's general theory of relativity -- 5. Newton's absurdity -- 6. Redefining gravity -- Part 4. Implications of relativity -- 7. Black holes -- 8. The expanding universe -- Epilogue: your indelible mark on the universe
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24 cm.
Extent
viii, 192 pages
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780231167260
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) 17155835
  • 17155835
Label
What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter, Jeffrey Bennett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1. Getting started -- 1. Voyage to a black hole -- Part 2. Einstein's special theory of relativity -- 2. Racing light -- 3. Redefining space and time -- 4. A new common sense -- Part 3. Einstein's general theory of relativity -- 5. Newton's absurdity -- 6. Redefining gravity -- Part 4. Implications of relativity -- 7. Black holes -- 8. The expanding universe -- Epilogue: your indelible mark on the universe
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 192 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780231167260
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 17155835
  • 17155835

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