An Equation That Changed the World: Newton, Einstein and the Theory of Relativity

An Equation That Changed the World: Newton, Einstein and the Theory of Relativity

By: Harald Fritzsch (author), Karin Heusch (translator)Hardback

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Fritzsch offers readers the opportunity to listen in on a meeting of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and a present-day physicist. While he introduces the theory of relativity, Fritzsch teaches its sources, its workings, and the ways it has revolutionized our view of the physical world. An Equation That Changed the World dramatizes the importance of relativity, for the human race, and the survival of our planet. "Fritzsch could not give the modern reader a more memorable introduction to the personalities and science of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein unless somehow he could find the keys to H. G. Wells' time machine...Many readers will applaud Fritzsch for this lively but profoundly insightful book." --Booklist, starred review "[Fritzsch] has dreamed up a dialogue between the two great physicists, helped along by a fictional modern physicist...The conversation builds up to an explanation of E=mc2, and on the way illuminates the important points where Newtonian and Einsteinian theory diverge." --David Lindley, New York Times Book Review

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Preface to the English Edition Editorial Note Introduction 1: Newton and the Ocean of Truth 2: Newton and Absolute Space 3: Meeting Newton 4: A Dialogue on Light 5: Newton Meets Einstein 6: The Speed of Light as a Constant of Nature 7: Events, World Lines, and a Paradox 8: Light in Space and Time 9: Time Dilation 10: Fast Muons Live Longer 11: The Twin Paradox 12: Space Contraction 13: The Marvel of Space-Time 14: Mass in Space and Time 15: An Equation That Changed the World 16: The Power of the Sun 17: Lightning at Alamogordo 18: Energy Hidden in the Nucleus 19: Mysterious Antimatter 20: Marveling at Elementary Particles 21: Does Matter Decay? Epilogue Sources of Quotations Suggested Reading Glossary

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/09/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780226265575
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • ID: 9780226265575
  • weight: 594
  • ISBN10: 0226265579
  • translations: German

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