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Published: 15 August 2008

128 Pages | 15 line drawings

ISBN: 9780199236220

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Relativity: A Very Short Introduction

Russell Stannard

Very Short Introductions

  • Explains both the Special Theory of Relativity, and the General Theory, and how they differed from existing Newtonian and Euclidian concepts of space and time
  • Looks at the evidence that gave rise to the theory of relativity, and how it has been tested and proved since
  • Explains the bizarre conclusions of relativity--from space and time contraction to the famous "Twin Paradox"--in an accessible and clear way
  • Shows how relativity isn't just applicable to abstract, far-flung physics--it not only has implications in the study of the cosmos, black holes, and gravitational lensing, but also has applications in everyday technologies such as GPS
  • Explores the very latest developments and experiments in the field
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide