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The Resource How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy, by David Topper, (electronic resource)

How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy, by David Topper, (electronic resource)

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How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy
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How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy
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by David Topper
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eng
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This book tracks the history of the theory of relativity through Einstein{u2019}s life, with in-depth studies of its background as built upon by ideas from earlier scientists. The focus points of Einstein{u2019}s theory of relativity include its development throughout his life; the origins of his ideas and his indebtedness to the earlier works of Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Mach and others; the application of the theory to the birth of modern cosmology; and his quest for a unified field theory. <br> <br> &#xa0;Treading a fine line between the technical and popular (but not shying away from the occasional equation), this book explains the entire range of relativity and weaves an up-to-date biography of Einstein throughout. The result is an explanation of the world of relativity, based on an extensive journey into earlier physics and a simultaneous voyage into the mind of Einstein, written for the curious and intelligent reader
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Astrophysics and Space Science Library,
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394
How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy, by David Topper, (electronic resource)
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How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy, by David Topper, (electronic resource)
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Part I: Genesis: Riding a Beam of Light -- Part II: Special Relativity -- Part III: General Relativity -- Part IV: Cosmology -- Part V: Exodus: Quest for a Unified Field Theory
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