Introducing Relativity: A Graphic Guide (Paperback)

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By Bruce Bassett, Ralph Edney (Contribution by)
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It is now more than a century since Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity began to revolutionize our view of the universe. Beginning near the speed of light and proceeding to explorations of space-time and curved spaces, Introducing Relativity plots a visually accessible course through the thought experiments that have given shape to contemporary physics. Scientists from Newton to Hawking add their unique contributions to this story, as we encounter Einstein's astounding vision of gravity as the curvature of space-time and arrive at the breathtakingly beautiful field equations. Einstein's legacy is reviewed in the most advanced frontiers of physics today - black holes, gravitational waves, the accelerating universe and string theory. This is a superlative, fascinating graphic account of Einstein's strange world and how his legacy has been built upon since.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781848310575
ISBN-10: 1848310579
Publisher: Icon Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Introducing