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Relativity : a very short introduction, Russell Stannard

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Relativity : a very short introduction
Title
Relativity
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Russell Stannard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If you move at high speed, time slows down, space squashes up and you get heavier. Travel fast enough and you could weigh as much as a jumbo jet, be flattened thinner than a CD without feeling a thing-and live forever! As for the angles of a triangle, they do not always have to add up to 180 degrees. And then, of course, there are black holes. These are but a few of the extraordinary consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity. It is now over a hundred years since he made these discoveries, and yet the general public is still largely unaware of them. Filled with illuminating anecdotes and fascinating accounts of experiments, this book aims to introduce the interested lay person to the subject of relativity in a way which is accessible and engaging and at the same time scientifically rigorous. With relatively few mathematical equations--nothing more complicated than the Pythagoras's Theorem--this VSI packs a lot time into very little space, and for anyone who has felt intimidated by Einstein's groundbreaking theory, it offers the perfect place to start
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Stannard, Russell
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.57
LC item number
.S73 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
190
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Relativity (Physics)
Label
Relativity : a very short introduction, Russell Stannard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-111) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special relativity. The principle of relativity and the speed of light ; Time dilation ; The twin paradox ; Length contraction ; Loss of simultaneity ; Space-time diagrams ; Four-dimensional spacetime ; The ultimate speed ; E = mc[superscript 2] -- General relativity ; The equivalence principle ; The effects on time of acceleration and gravity ; The twin paradox revisited ; The bending of light ; Curved space ; Black holes ; Gravitational waves ; The universe
Control code
216938492
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9780199236220
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)216938492
Label
Relativity : a very short introduction, Russell Stannard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-111) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special relativity. The principle of relativity and the speed of light ; Time dilation ; The twin paradox ; Length contraction ; Loss of simultaneity ; Space-time diagrams ; Four-dimensional spacetime ; The ultimate speed ; E = mc[superscript 2] -- General relativity ; The equivalence principle ; The effects on time of acceleration and gravity ; The twin paradox revisited ; The bending of light ; Curved space ; Black holes ; Gravitational waves ; The universe
Control code
216938492
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9780199236220
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)216938492

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