ABC of Relativity

ABC of Relativity : Understanding Einstein

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Ask a dozen people to name a genius and the odds are that 'Einstein' will spring to their lips. Ask them the meaning of 'relativity' and few of them will be able to tell you what it is. The basic principles of relativity have not changed since Bertrand Russell first published his lucid guide for the general reader. The ABC of Relativity is Bertrand Russell's most brilliant work of scientific popularisation. With marvellous lucidity he steers the reader who has no knowledge of maths or physics through the subtleties of Einstein's thinking. In easy, assimilable steps, he explains the theories of special and general relativity and describes their practical application to, amongst much else, discoveries about gravitation and the invention of the hydrogen bomb. 'An ideal introduction to the theories of special and general relativity.' - Nature
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  • Audio cassette
  • 107 x 140 x 16mm | 132g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752839756
  • 9780752839752

About Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), after taking a first in Maths and Philosophy at Trinity, Cambridge, became a Fellow there. One of the foremost thinkers of our time, his books include German Social Democracy, Principia Mathematica, and Marriage and Morals.
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