Synopses & Reviews
"The best layman's introduction to relativity that has ever been written by anybody."-physicist and educator Freeman J. Dyson
Precise, brief, and practical, this text is the work of a highly respected teacher with years of classroom experience, who sketches the mathematical background essential to a clear understanding of the fundamentals of relativity theory. Each subject-including the velocity of light, the measurement of time and distance, and the properties of mass and momentum-is illustrated with diagrams, formulas, and examples. All chapters conclude with a series of exercises, with solutions at the end of the book. Readers possessing a minor degree of mathematical capacity and a willingness to work out a few numerical examples will find that this text puts Einstein's view of the universe well within their grasp. 1960 ed.
Synopsis
Conciseand#160;and practical, this text by a renownedand#160;teacher sketches the mathematical background essential toand#160;understandingand#160;the fundamentals of relativity theory. Subjects include the velocity of light, measurement of time and distance, and properties of mass and momentum, with numerousand#160;diagrams, formulas, and examples, plus exercises andand#160;solutions. 1960 edition.
Synopsis
Conciseand#160;and practical, this text sketches the mathematical background essential to understandingand#160;relativity theory. Each subject is illustrated with diagrams, formulas, and examples, plusand#160;exercises and solutions. 1960 edition.
Synopsis
Concise and practical, this text sketches the mathematical background essential to understanding relativity theory. Each subject is illustrated with diagrams, formulas, and examples, plus exercises and solutions. 1960 edition.