Simply Einstein

Author: Richard Wolfson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393325075
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Science

A layperson's introduction to the theory of relativity and its significance discusses such topics as time travel, curved space, black holes, the big bang, gravity, and twenty-first-century physics. Reprint. 13,000 first printing.

Understanding Einstein s Theories of Relativity

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486266591
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Science

Clear, concise exposition of both the special and general theories of relativity, intended for nonscientific readers with a knowledge of high school math. Topics include simultaneity, time dilation, length contraction, the possibility of travel to a distant star, non-Euclidean geometries, black holes, and the structure of the universe. 158 illustrations.

Relativity in Illustrations

Author: Jacob T. Schwartz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486165530
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Genre: Science

Clear, nontechnical treatment makes principles of relativity more accessible than ever. The author gradually introduces Einstein's ideas in terms of familiar concepts from high school-level geometry. More than 60 helpful drawings.

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.

Essential University Physics

Author: Richard Wolfson
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133857795
Release Date: 2016-02-15
Genre: Science

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringPhysics does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringPhysics search for ISBN-10: 0321975979 /ISBN-13: 9780321975973 . That package includes ISBN-10: 0321993721/ISBN-13: 9780321993724, ISBN-10: 0321976428/ISBN-13: 9780321976420 and ISBN-10: 032199373X/ISBN-13: 9780321993731. For two- and three-semester university physics courses. 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. Also available 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.

Relativity and Its Roots

Author: Banesh Hoffmann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486150116
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Science

Entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory trace development from basis in geometrical, cosmological ideas of the ancient Greeks, plus work by Kepler, Galileo, Newton, others. 1983 edition.

Understanding Relativity

Author: Leo Sartori
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520916247
Release Date: 1996-05-30
Genre: Science

Nonspecialists with no prior knowledge of physics and only reasonable proficiency with algebra can now understand Einstein's special theory of relativity. Effectively diagrammed and with an emphasis on logical structure, Leo Sartori's rigorous but simple presentation will guide interested readers through concepts of relative time and relative space. Sartori covers general relativity and cosmology, but focuses on Einstein's theory. He tracks its history and implications. He explores illuminating paradoxes, including the famous twin paradox, the "pole-in-the-barn" paradox, and the Loedel diagram, which is an accessible, graphic approach to relativity. Students of the history and philosophy of science will welcome this concise introduction to the central concept of modern physics.

Relativity Demystified

Author: David McMahon
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071486736
Release Date: 2005-12-23
Genre: Science

In Relativity Demystified a physicist explains Einstein's theory of relativity in layman's terms, minus heavy-duty discussion or formal mathematics. Author David McMahon gradually builds up readers' practical skills to a point where they can eventually solve real problems in the field of general relativity. The book offers examples that vary in complexity from textbook-like problems to real-world situations from actual current research. Relativity Demystified also focused on quick definitions and demonstrations of procedures needed to solve problems.

Galileo Science and the Church

Author: Jerome J. Langford
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472065106
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A penetrating account of the confrontation between Galileo and the Church of Rome

What Is Relativity

Author: Jeffrey Bennett
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231537032
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Science

It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don’t suck. With that simple idea in mind, Bennett begins an entertaining introduction to Einstein’s theories of relativity, describing the amazing phenomena readers would actually experience if they took a trip to a black hole. The theory of relativity also reveals the speed of light as the cosmic speed limit, the mind-bending ideas of time dilation and curvature of spacetime, and what may be the most famous equation in history: E = mc2. Indeed, the theory of relativity shapes much of our modern understanding of the universe. It is not “just a theory”—every major prediction of relativity has been tested to exquisite precision, and its practical applications include the Global Positioning System (GPS). Amply illustrated and written in clear, accessible prose, Bennett’s book proves anyone can grasp the basics of Einstein’s ideas. His intuitive, nonmathematical approach gives a wide audience its first real taste of how relativity works and why it is so important to science and the way we view ourselves as human beings.

The Theory of Almost Everything

Author: Robert Oerter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101126744
Release Date: 2006-09-26
Genre: Science

There are two scientific theories that, taken together, explain the entire universe. The first, which describes the force of gravity, is widely known: Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. But the theory that explains everything else—the Standard Model of Elementary Particles—is virtually unknown among the general public. In The Theory of Almost Everything, Robert Oerter shows how what were once thought to be separate forces of nature were combined into a single theory by some of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century. Rich with accessible analogies and lucid prose, The Theory of Almost Everything celebrates a heretofore unsung achievement in human knowledge—and reveals the sublime structure that underlies the world as we know it.

Albert Einstein Speaking

Author: R.J. Gadney
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781786890481
Release Date: 2018-05-03
Genre: Fiction

Princeton. New Jersey. 14th March 1954 'Albert Einstein speaking.' 'Who?' asks the girl on the telephone. 'I'm sorry,' she says. 'I have the wrong number.' 'You have the right number,' Albert says. From a wrong number to a friendship that would impact both their lives, Albert Einstein Speaking begins with two unlikely friends - the world's most respected scientist and a schoolgirl from New Jersey. From their first conversation Mimi Beaufort had a profound effect on Einstein and brought him, in his final years, back to life. In turn he let her into his world. Albert Einstein Speaking is the story of an incredible friendship, and of a remarkable life. The son of an electrician in nineteenth-century Germany, Albert Einstein went on to become one of the twentieth century's most influential scientists and the most famous face in the world. This riotous, charming and moving novel spans almost a century of European history and shines a light on the real man behind the myth.

Quantum Field Theory Demystified

Author: David McMahon
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071643524
Release Date: 2008-03-23
Genre: Science

Learn quantum field theory relatively easily Trying to comprehend quantum field theory but don't have infinite time or the IQ of Einstein? No problem! This easy-to-follow guide helps you understand this complex subject matter without spending a lot of energy. Quantum Field Theory Demystified covers essential principles such as particle physics and special relativity. You'll learn about Lagrangian field theory, group theory, and electroweak theory. The book also explains continuous and discrete symmetries, spontaneous symmetry breaking, and supersymmetry. With thorough coverage of the mathematics of quantum field theory and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of this theoretical framework in no time at all. This fast and easy guide offers: Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts Sample equations with worked solutions Coverage of quantum numbers Details on the Dirac equation, the Feynman rules, and the Higgs mechanism A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Quantum Field Theory Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this fascinating area of physics.

Einstein s Cosmos How Albert Einstein s Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time Great Discoveries

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393077837
Release Date: 2005-05-17
Genre: Science

In paperback for the centenary of the discovery of relativity, "a fresh and highly visual tour through Einstein's astonishing legacy" (Brian Greene). The year 2005 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of the paper that launched Einstein's career, made E=mc2 famous, and ushered in a revolution in science—the paper that announced the theory of special relativity. And there's no better short book that explains just what Einstein did than Einstein's Cosmos. Keying Einstein's crucial discoveries to the simple mental images that inspired them, Michio Kaku finds a revealing new way to discuss these ideas, and delivers an appealing and always accessible introduction to Einstein's work.