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The Resource What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter, Jeffrey Bennett

What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter, Jeffrey Bennett

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What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter
Title
What is relativity?
Title remainder
an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Bennett
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Bennett, Jeffrey O
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
QC173.55
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Relativity (Physics)
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Relativity (Physics)
Label
What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter, Jeffrey Bennett
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction-foreword : Einstein's life -- Getting started -- Voyage to a black hole -- Einstein's special theory of relativity -- Racing light -- Redefining space and time -- A new common sense -- Einstein's general theory of relativity -- Newton's absurdity -- Redefining gravity -- Implications of relativity -- Black holes -- The expanding universe -- Epilogue : your indelible mark on the universe
Control code
870244574
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537032
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/benn16726
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870244574
Label
What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter, Jeffrey Bennett
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction-foreword : Einstein's life -- Getting started -- Voyage to a black hole -- Einstein's special theory of relativity -- Racing light -- Redefining space and time -- A new common sense -- Einstein's general theory of relativity -- Newton's absurdity -- Redefining gravity -- Implications of relativity -- Black holes -- The expanding universe -- Epilogue : your indelible mark on the universe
Control code
870244574
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537032
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/benn16726
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5m984q
  • df454864-bb1e-424d-a791-5a2ef62fece9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870244574

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