Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 December 2019

256 Pages | 19 grayscale and 11 color line figures; 13 grayscale and 5 color halftone figures

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198841968

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The Ghostly Aether and the Race to Measure the Speed of Light

John C. H. Spence

  • Gives an account of a great intellectual adventure of the most fundamental importance, which has given us the mobile phone, satellite navigation and relativity
  • Tells the history of science from the perspective of the personal histories and details of the great scientists who measured the speed of light
  • Provides a clear explanation of quantum weirdness and Einstein's theory of relativity with minimal mathematics

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