An Illustrated Guide to Relativity

An Illustrated Guide to Relativity

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Aimed at both physics students and non-science majors, this unique book explains Einstein's special theory of relativity pictorially, using diagrams rather than equations. The diagrams guide the reader, step-by-step, from the basics of relativity to advanced topics including the addition of velocities, Lorentz contraction, time dilation, the twin paradox, Doppler shift, and Einstein's famous equation E=mc2. The distinctive figures throughout the book enable the reader to visualize the theory in a way that cannot be fully conveyed through equations alone. The illustrative explanations in this book maintain the logic and rigour necessary for physics students, yet are simple enough to be understood by non-scientists. The book also contains entertaining problems which challenge the reader's understanding of the materials covered.If we keep on using meters to label the space-axis and seconds to label the time- axis, the worldline of a beam of light ... A similar problem exists in astronomy, where saying things like a€œthe distance between the Earth and the Sun is about 1.5anbsp;...

Title:An Illustrated Guide to Relativity
Author:Tatsu Takeuchi
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2010-09-09


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