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Relativity (Physics)

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  • Relativityby Albert Einstein

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95

    Time magazine's "Man of the Century", Albert Einstein is the founder of modern physics and his theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this short book, Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory that has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed... more...

  • Einstein's Juryby Jeffrey Crelinsten

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 46.95

    Einstein's Jury is the dramatic story of how astronomers in Germany, England, and America competed to test Einstein's developing theory of relativity. Weaving a rich narrative based on extensive archival research, Jeffrey Crelinsten shows how these early scientific debates shaped cultural attitudes we hold today. The book examines Einstein's... more...

  • Understanding Relativityby Leo Sartori

    University of California Press 1996; US$ 36.95

    Nonspecialists with no prior knowledge of physics and only reasonable proficiency with algebra can now understand Einstein's special theory of relativity. Effectively diagrammed and with an emphasis on logical structure, Leo Sartori's rigorous but simple presentation will guide interested readers through concepts of relative time and relative space.... more...

  • Die Beschleunigungsfalle oder der Triumph der Schildkröteby Klaus Backhaus; Holger Bonus

    Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag für Wirtschaft Steuern Recht GmbH 1998; US$ 26.35

    Dieses Lesebuch befasst sich aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven mit dem Phänomen "Zeit". Der von den Autoren gespannte Bogen reicht dabei von philosophischen, kunsthistorischen, betriebs- und volkswirtschaftlichen Aspekten bis hin zur Einbeziehung von Betrachtungen aus der Verkehrspolitik und Physik. In der nunmehr 3. Auflage wird die Themenpalette... more...

  • The Meaning of Relativityby Albert Einstein

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 20.95

    The world would be a very different place if it were not for Albert Einstein. Like Newton and Galileo before him, this remarkable scientist changed forever mankind's understanding of the universe. In 1921, five years after proclaiming his general theory of relativity, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in recognition of his remarkable... more...

  • Relativityby Albert Einstein

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 20.95

    Time 's 'Man of the Century', Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this short book Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed... more...

  • Breaking the Time Barrierby Jenny Randles

    Pocket Books 2005; US$ 19.95

    IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.... Once widely considered an impossibility--the stuff of science fiction novels--time travel may finally be achieved in the twenty-first century. In Breaking the Time Barrier, bestselling author Jenny Randles reveals the nature of recent, breakthrough experiments that are turning this fantasy into reality. The... more...

  • Understanding Space-Timeby Robert DiSalle

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

    Presents the history of space-time physics, from Newton to Einstein, as philosophical and scientific developments. more...

  • Relativity and the Nature of Spacetimeby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 59.95

    Shows that if the world and the physical objects were three-dimensional, none of the kinematic relativistic effects and the experimental evidence supporting them would be possible. The implications of this result for physics, philosophy, and our entire world view are discussed. more...

  • Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieksby John Earman

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 109.99

    Explains the technical issues of general relativity theory and discusses how these issues bear upon philosophical problems about the nature of space and time, causality, and laws of nature. This book provides an overview of the technical literature as well as analytical commentary on its philosophical significance. more...