Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified

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Author: Richard Wolfson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393242188

Category: Science

Page: 288

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With this reader-friendly book, it doesn't take an Einstein to understand the theory of relativity and its remarkable consequences. In clear, understandable terms, physicist Richard Wolfson explores the ideas at the heart of relativity and shows how they lead to such seeming absurdities as time travel, curved space, black holes, and new meaning for the idea of past and future. Drawing from years of teaching modern physics to nonscientists, Wolfson explains in a lively, conversational style the simple principles underlying Einstein's theory. Relativity, Wolfson shows, gave us a new view of space and time, opening the door to questions about their flexible nature: Is the universe finite or infinite? Will it expand forever or eventually collapse in a "big crunch"? Is time travel possible? What goes on inside a black hole? How does gravity really work? These questions at the forefront of twenty-first-century physics are all rooted in the profound and sweeping vision of Albert Einstein's early twentieth-century theory. Wolfson leads his readers on an intellectual journey that culminates in a universe made almost unimaginably rich by the principles that Einstein first discovered.

Einstein Relatively Simple

Our Universe Revealed in Everyday Language

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Author: Ira Mark Egdall

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814525618

Category: Science

Page: 400

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"Outstanding Academic Title for 2014" by CHOICE Einstein Relatively Simple brings together for the first time an exceptionally clear explanation of both special and general relativity. It is for people who always wanted to understand Einstein's ideas but never thought they could. Told with humor, enthusiasm, and rare clarity, this entertaining book reveals how a former high school drop-out revolutionized our understanding of space and time. From E=mc2 and everyday time travel to black holes and the big bang, Einstein Relatively Simple takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on a mind-boggling journey through the depths of Einstein's universe. Along the way, we track Einstein through the perils and triumphs of his life — follow his thinking, his logic, and his insights — and chronicle the audacity, imagination, and sheer genius of the man recognized as the greatest scientist of the modern era. In Part I on special relativity we learn how time slows and space shrinks with motion, and how mass and energy are equivalent. Part II on general relativity reveals a cosmos where black holes trap light and stop time, where wormholes form gravitational time machines, where space itself is continually expanding, and where some 13.7 billion years ago our universe was born in the ultimate cosmic event — the Big Bang. Contents:Einstein Discovered: Special Relativity, E = mc2,and Spacetime:From Unknown to RevolutionaryThe Great ConflictThe Two PostulatesA New RealityThe Shrinking of TimeSimultaneity and the Squeezing of SpaceThe World's Most Famous EquationSpacetimeEinstein Revealed: General Relativity, Gravity, and the Cosmos:Einstein's Dream“The Happiest Thought of My Life”The Warping of Space and TimeStitching SpacetimeWhat is Spacetime Curvature?Einstein's MasterpieceThe Universe RevealedIn the Beginning Readership: Adults and young people all over the world who are curious about Einstein and how the universe works. Keywords:Einstein;Relativity;Special Relativity;General Relativity;Spacetime;Big Bang;Black Holes;Expansion of Space;Time Travel;E=mc2;Universe;Cosmos;Time Dilation;Length Contraction;Wormholes;Light Postulate;Length Contraction;Gravitational Time Dilation;Time Warp;Space Warp;Relativity Postulate;Lorentz Transformation;Light Clock;Relativity of Simultaneity;Twins Paradox;Equivalence Principle;Gravity;Spacetime Curvature;Spacetime Interval;Gaussian Co-Ordinates;Geodesic;Momenergy;The Einstein Equation;Schwarzschild Geometry;Bending of Starlight;Frame Dragging;Cosmic Microwave Background;Geometry of Universe;Flat Universe;Critical Density;Dark Matter;Dark Energy;Future of UniverseKey Features:Einstein Relatively Simple is the definitive book on Einstein's theories for the lay reader — one that is fun to read, comprehensive, and most important, understandableEinstein's ideas are explained in everyday languageThe book devotes eight chapters to special and a full eight chapters to general relativity. Most popular science books give general relativity only a brief mention or ignore it altogetherReviews: “This general relativity theory changed our views on the origin and on the ending (if any) of the universe … all topics that tickle the imagination of a general public and Egdall, bringing the reader to the point beyond general relativity, does not miss the opportunity to end his guided tour with a sparkling firework of these issues … it is an entertaining introduction for the layman, that brings the reader a very long way.” The European Mathematical Society “He covers the main topics of special and general relativity in a refreshing, personal way. This is a well-crafted, well-documented text with extensive endnotes, in which a bibliography is embedded. He introduces readers to his own unique entry into this very populous genre. Valuable for inquisitive nonscientists.” CHOICE “I'm crazy about it. It's the best presentation of relativity for non-scientists that I've seen.” Art Hobson Professor Emeritus of Physics University of Arkansas "The writing is jovial and energetic and holds the reader's attention. This book is a nice introduction to modern physics, with a great biography of Einstein included. This book is recommended for a lay reader with basic algebra skills; high school and beginning college physics students would find it easily accessible." Zentralblatt MATH

Energy, Environment, and Climate

Second Edition

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Author: Richard Wolfson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393912744

Category: Science

Page: 43

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Energy, Environment, and Climate, Second Edition, is the most contemporary book for the energy course. Written for non-science majors, the text presents the physical concepts in easy-to-understand language and asks students to apply those concepts to contemporary energy issues. Students learn to analyze the important questions that face today’s citizens and deal with the answers both qualitatively and quantitatively. End-of-chapter questions provide an opportunity for students to practice what they’ve learned and provide instructors with questions that can be debated in class.

The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension

Einstein Adds a New Dimension

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Author: Joy Hakim

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588345270

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 480

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In volume three, students will look over Albert Einstein's shoulder as he and his colleagues develop a new kind of physics. It leads in two directions: to knowledge of the vast universe and its future (insights build on Einstein's theories of relativity), and to an understanding of the astonishingly small subatomic world (the realm of quantum physics). Students will learn why relativity and quantum theory revolutionized our world and led to the most important ideas in modern science, maybe of all time. In the three-book The Story of Science series, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world's greatest scientists and encourages a similiar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists.

Energy, Environment, and Climate

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Author: Richard Wolfson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393622911

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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An engaging exploration of energy's impact

Quantenphysik für Dummies

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Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527668004

Category: Science

Page: 316

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Von den Grundlagen bis zur Streutheorie – das Wichtigste zur Quantenmechanik Die Quantenphysik ist ein zentrales und spannendes, wenn auch von vielen Schülern und Studenten ungeliebtes Thema der Physik. Aber keine Sorge! Steven Holzner erklärt Ihnen verständlich und lebendig, was Sie über Quantenphysik wissen müssen. Er erläutert die Grundlagen von Drehimpuls und Spin, gibt Ihnen Tipps, wie Sie komplexe Gleichungen lösen und nimmt den klassischen Problemen der Quantenphysik den Schrecken. Dabei arbeitet er mit Beispielen, die er ausführlich erklärt und gibt Ihnen so zusätzliche Sicherheit auf einem vor Unschärfen wimmelnden Feld.

Series 4: Transformative Design

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Author: Soozhee Low

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 140924301X

Category:

Page: 32

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Now comes in a four part series. BUY BY THE CHAPTER. For Design Collectors of Transformation. Series Four: Read what Soozhee has to say to you. Includes a bibliography list of over 180 sources to help you to further your own learning on the topic of transformation

Perfekt! Der überlegene Weg zum Erfolg

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Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446438203

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Wie haben wir Erfolg, ohne verbissen zu sein? Wie schaffen wir es, unser Privatleben und unseren Beruf so miteinander zu verbinden, dass sie sich ergänzen und bereichern? Wie schöpfen wir aus der Fülle, statt uns vom Alltag auffressen zu lassen? Um all diese Fragen geht es in „Perfekt!“, dem neuen Buch von Robert Greene („Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“). Und der Bestseller-Autor aus den USA bietet Lösungen: Mit Beispielen aus der Welt der Literatur und der Geschichte zeigt er, wie wir Schritt für Schritt herausfinden, wo unsere wirklichen Talente liegen und wie wir jene elegante Souveränität erlangen, nach der viele streben, die aber nur wenige erreichen.

Essential College Physics

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Author: Andrew F. Rex,Richard Wolfson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780321666208

Category: Physics

Page: 746

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This text is focused on essential principles, addressing the learning needs of today's students while more effectively guiding them through the mastery of physics. It contains well-coordinated explanations, art, worked examples and end-of-chapter problems.

Essential university physics

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Author: Richard Wolfson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780805338294

Category: Science

Page: 325

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Richard Wolfson's Essential University Physicsis a concise and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that offers clear writing, great problems, and interesting real-life applications. At nearly half the length and half the price of other physics texts on the market, Essential University Physicsis a compelling alternative for professors who want to focus on the fundamentals. Doing Physics Part; 1 Mechanics: Motion in a Straight Line, Motion in Two and Three Dimensions, Force and Motion, Using Newton's Laws, Work, Energy, and Power, Conservation of Energy, Gravity, Systems of Particles, Rotational Motion, Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum, Static Equilibrium; Part 2 Oscillations, Waves, and Fluids: Oscillatory Motion, Wave Motion, Fluid Motion, Thermodynamics, Temperature and Heat, The Thermal Behavior of Matter, Heat, Work, and the First Law of Thermodynamics, The Second Law of ThermodynamicsFor all readers interested in calculus-based physic.

Public Library Catalog

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Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

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Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Make: Elektronik

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Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3897216019

Category: Electronic books

Page: 327

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Mochtest du Elektronik-Grundwissen auf eine unterhaltsame und geschmeidige Weise lernen? Mit Make: Elektronik tauchst du sofort in die faszinierende Welt der Elektronik ein. Entdecke die Elektronik und verstehe ihre Gesetze durch beeindruckende Experimente: Zuerst baust du etwas zusammen, dann erst kommt die Theorie. Vom Einfachen zum Komplexen: Du beginnst mit einfachen Anwendungen und gehst dann zugig uber zu immer komplexeren Projekten: vom einfachen Schaltkreis zum Integrierten Schaltkreis (IC), vom simplen Alarmsignal zum programmierbaren Mikrocontroller. Schritt-fur-Schritt-Anleitungen und uber 500 farbige Abbildungen und Fotos helfen dir dabei, Elektronik einzusetzen -- und zu verstehen.

Braille books

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Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Essential University Physics Plus Masteringphysics with Etext -- Access Card Package

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Author: Richard Wolfson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780321975973

Category: Science

Page: 896

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NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. For two- and three-semester university physics courses. This package includes MasteringPhysics®. Just the Essentials Richard Wolfson's Essential University Physics, Third Edition is a concise and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that offers clear writing, great problems, and relevant real-life applications in an affordable and streamlined text. Essential University Physics teaches sound problem-solving skills, emphasizes conceptual understanding, and makes connections to the real world. Features such as annotated figures and step-by-step problem-solving strategies help students master concepts and solve problems with confidence. Essential University Physics is offered as two paperback volumes available together or for sale individually. Personalize learning with MasteringPhysics MasteringPhysics from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Students can further master concepts after class through assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions. Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever--before, during, and after class. 0321975979/9780321975973 Essential University Physics Plus MasteringPhysics with eText -- Access Card Package, 3/e Package consists of 0321993721/ 9780321993724 Essential University Physics: Volume 1, 3/e 0321976428/ 9780321976420 Essential University Physics: Volume 2, 3/e 032199373X /9780321993731 MasteringPhysics with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Essential University Physics, 3/e

Cassette Books

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Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

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