An Illustrated Guide to Relativity

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  • 051179603X
  • 9780521141000
  • 9780511796036
  • 9781139636643
Aimed at both physics students and non-science majors, this unique book explains Einstein's special theory of relativity pictorially, using diagrams rather than equations. The diagrams guide the reader, step-by-step, from the basics of relativity to advanced topics including the addition of velocities, Lorentz contraction, time dilation, the twin paradox, Doppler shift, and Einstein's famous equation E=mc². The distinctive figures throughout the book enable the reader to visualize the theory in a way that cannot be fully conveyed through equations alone. The illustrative explanations in this book maintain the logic and rigour necessary for physics students, yet are simple enough to be understood by non-scientists. The book also contains entertaining problems which challenge the reader's understanding of the materials covered.
  • Cambridge University Press; September 2010
  • ISBN 9780511796036
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  • Title: An Illustrated Guide to Relativity
  • Author: Tatsu Takeuchi
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 051179603X
  • 9780521141000
  • 9780511796036
  • 9781139636643

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'… well written and entertaining … For those who are non-mathematically minded, it is all you need to gain a good understanding of Einstein's special theory of relativity. For those who like a good equation, it's still a great companion.' CERN Courier (cerncourier.com)

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 051179603X
  • 9780521141000
  • 9780511796036
  • 9781139636643