ABC of Relativity
Psychology Press, 1997 - 155 pages
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 Russell first published his lucid guide for the general reader. The ABC of Relativityis 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.
The Earth and the Heavens
What Happens and What is Observed
The Velocity of Light
Clocks and Footrules
The Special Theory of Relativity
Einsteins Law of Gravitation
Proofs of Einsteins Law of Gravitation
Mass Momentum Energy and Action
The Expanding Universe
Conventions and Natural Laws
The Abolition of Force
What is Matter?
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