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Relativity for the Questioning Mind
Author: Daniel F. Styer

ISBN: 9780801897603
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 2 February 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.2
Description:
To those of us who are not mathematicians or physicists, Einstein's theory of relativity often seems incomprehensible, exotic, and of little realworld use. None of this is true. Daniel F. Styer's introduction to the topic not only shows us why these beliefs are mistaken but also shines a bright light on the subject so that any curiousminded person with an understanding of algebra and geometry can both grasp and apply the theory.

Styer starts off slowly and proceeds carefully, explaining the concepts undergirding relativity in language comprehensible to nonscientists yet precise and accurate enough to satisfy the most demanding professional. He demonstrates how the theory applies to various reallife situations with easy equations and simple, clear diagrams. Styer's classroomtested method of conveying the core ideas of relativity -- the relationship among and between time, space, and motion and the behavior of light -- encourages questions and shows the way to finding the answers. Each of the book's four parts builds on the sections that come before, leading the reader by turn through an overview of foundational ideas such as frames of ref...

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