The Resource Relativity : a very short introduction, Russell Stannard
Relativity : a very short introduction, Russell Stannard
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 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 thingand 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 equationsnothing more complicated than the Pythagoras's Theoremthis 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
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 114 pages
 Contents

 Special relativity. The principle of relativity and the speed of light ; Time dilation ; The twin paradox ; Length contraction ; Loss of simultaneity ; Spacetime diagrams ; Fourdimensional 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
 Isbn
 9780199236220
 Label
 Relativity : a very short introduction
 Title
 Relativity
 Title remainder
 a very short introduction
 Statement of responsibility
 Russell Stannard
 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 thingand 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 equationsnothing more complicated than the Pythagoras's Theoremthis 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
 Cataloging source
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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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 Includes bibliographical references (pages 110111) and index
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 Contents
 Special relativity. The principle of relativity and the speed of light ; Time dilation ; The twin paradox ; Length contraction ; Loss of simultaneity ; Spacetime diagrams ; Fourdimensional 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.)
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 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
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 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)216938492
 Label
 Relativity : a very short introduction, Russell Stannard
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 110111) 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 ; Spacetime diagrams ; Fourdimensional 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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