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Introducing Relativity

A Graphic Guide



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It is now more than a century since Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity began to revolutionise our view of the universe. Beginning with the speed of light and proceeding to explorations of space-time and curved spaces, Introducing Relativity plots a visually accessible course through the thought experiments that have given shape to contemporary physics. Scientists from Newton to Hawking add their unique contributions to this story, as we encounter Einstein's astounding vision of gravity as the curvature of space-time and arrive at the breathtakingly beautiful field equations. Einstein's legacy is reviewed in the most advanced frontiers of physics today: black holes, gravitational waves, the accelerating universe and string theory. A mind-expanding, fascinating graphic account of Einstein's strange world and how his legacy has been built upon since.

Product code: 9781848310575

ISBN 9781848310575
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H168xW118xS13
Series Introducing...
No. Of Pages 176
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Edition 3rd Revised edition
An enjoyable, comic-style book on a revolutionary theory fundamental to an understanding of contemporary physics.