A student's guide to relativity

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Aimed at both physics students and non-science majors, this unique book explains Einsteins special theory of relativity pictorially, using diagrams rather than equations. The diagrams guide the reader...
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Aimed at both physics students and non-science majors, this unique book explains Einsteins 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 Einsteins famous equation E=mc^2. 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 readers understanding of the materials covered.
Uitgever Cambridge University Press
Druk 1
ISBN/EAN 9780521141000
Auteur Takeuchi, T.
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