What Is Relativity?

What Is Relativity?

An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

eBook - 2014
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It is common knowledge that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet as bestselling author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don't suck. With that simple idea in hand, Bennett begins an entertaining introduction to Einstein's theories, describing the amazing phenomena readers would actually experience if they took a trip through a black hole.The theory of relativity also gives us the cosmic speed limit of the speed of light, the mind-bending ideas of time dilation and curvature of spac.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014
ISBN: 9780231537032
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (203 p.)


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SFPL_danielay Jan 21, 2015

It is not often that you can mention relativity and accessible in the same sentence but Jeffrey Bennett has managed to write an introduction to Einstein's theories of relativity that is both accessible and compelling.


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