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Download Einstein's Universe: The Layperson's Guide (Penguin Science) epub

by Nigel Calder

Presents a commentary on special relativity and general relativity, revealing the extent to which Einstein revolutionized man's ideas about the universe
Download Einstein's Universe: The Layperson's Guide (Penguin Science) epub
ISBN: 0140135162
ISBN13: 978-0140135169
Category: Science
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
Author: Nigel Calder
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books (May 29, 1980)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1447 kb
FB2 size: 1874 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 932
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Awesome book, I finally feel like I have a solid grasp on relativity. What makes this presentation so effective is the explanation of the experiments used to test Einstein's theory, allowing one to consider how physicists understand the theory. It's also nice because it doesn't go into exhaustive detail. It's way above what you might have learned in school, but to the point. The next step would probably be to study astrophysics in a college.
Arabella V.
Nigel Calder's illuminating account of relativity in plain language is amazing. The summary notes in italics at the beginning of each chapter are particularly useful. I enjoy most reading the "Afterword 2005". As the author puts it: "Einstein's questioning of the quantum theory backfired. Discoveries bolster his theories of gravity and cosmology. In the melting pot of ideas, relativity remains untamed. Dawdling spacecraft hint at a flaw in Einstein's theory. Whatever happens, his achievement is indelible."
I read this book for the first time 20 years ago and now I bought this copy for my 12 year old daughter. It is fascinating!!!
Good reading if you want to understand how physics works in plain english
doesnt Do You
Difficult book but one my daughter had to read for school.
I enjoyed reading the text it requires a bit of knollege of physics and goes over alot of stuf I felt the author did a good job with the subject he was presenting the pictures in the middle of the book were the best part. for $ .01 you cant go wrong
loved it