Simply Einstein Relativity Demystified

Author: Richard Wolfson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393242188
Release Date: 2003-11-17
Genre: Science

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

Author: Ira Mark Egdall
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814525619
Release Date: 2014-01-06
Genre: Science

"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

Author: Richard Wolfson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393912746
Release Date: 2011-10-17
Genre: Science

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.

Perfekt Der berlegene Weg zum Erfolg

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446438200
Release Date: 2013-08-26
Genre: Political Science

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.

Quantenphysik f r Dummies

Author: Steven Holzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527668007
Release Date: 2013-01-02
Genre: Science

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.

Discovering Relativity

Author: Corona Brezina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781477780060
Release Date: 2014-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Scientists throughout history have made amazing discoveries, but few findings have rocked our world and our view of our place in the universe like the theory of relativity. Albert Einstein's observations and studies leading up to this game-changing discovery are recounted here, as are modern-day applications and current findings. This book also includes the contributions of other instrumental scientists and their studies, such as Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, and James Clerk Maxwell. This engrossing story of the scientists and studies that lead to the theory of relativity will fascinate and educate history and science fans alike.

Energy Environment and Climate

Author: Richard Wolfson
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0393927636
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

In this new study of energy use and global climate change, Richard Wolfson outlines basic science concepts as well as specific, contemporary applications in energy production and their environmental consequences. Energy, Environment, and Climate is structured on the premise that climate change is the dominant energy-related environmental issue of the twenty-first century. Traditional concerns like pollution and conservation of energy resources are covered with clear, scientific explanations. Unique to this text, a full five chapters—about one-third of the content—are devoted to climate and an understanding of the energy/climate link. Included are over 250 photographs and illustrations

Series 4 Transformative Design

Author: Soozhee Low
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781409243014
Release Date: 2008-11-18
Genre:

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

Make Elektronik

Author: Charles Platt
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
ISBN: 9783897216013
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Electronic books

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.

Was ist Gott

Author: Etan Boritzer
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 9783737562676
Release Date: 2015-08-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"Was ist Gott" bietet eine seltene, interkonfessionelle Herangehensweise an ein für Kinder schwer verständliches Thema. Es ermutigt Kinder (und Erwachsene), die unterschiedlichen Glaubensrichtungen der Welt gleichermaßen zu respektieren. In einer von religiösem Eifer zerrissenen Welt wird den Kindern geholfen, das Gemeinsame der unterschiedlichen Konfessionen zu begreifen und vielleicht ein tiefes Gespür für Toleranz zu entwickeln.

Student Solutions Manual Volume 1 for Essential University Physics

Author: Richard Wolfson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0805340092
Release Date: 2006-08-29
Genre: Science

This solutions manual is available for each volume of the three-volume set and contains detailed solutions to more than half of the odd-numbered end-of-chapter problems from the textbook.