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The Resource It's about time : understanding Einstein's relativity, N. David Mermin

It's about time : understanding Einstein's relativity, N. David Mermin

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It's about time : understanding Einstein's relativity
Title
It's about time
Title remainder
understanding Einstein's relativity
Statement of responsibility
N. David Mermin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In It's About Time, N. David Mermin asserts that relativity ought to be an important part of everyone's education--after all, it is largely about time, a subject with which all are familiar. The book reveals that some of our most intuitive notions about time are shockingly wrong, and that the real nature of time discovered by Einstein can be rigorously explained without advanced mathematics. This readable exposition of the nature of time as addressed in Einstein's theory of relativity is accessible to anyone who remembers a little high school algebra and elementary plane geometry. The book evo
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
It's about time : understanding Einstein's relativity, N. David Mermin
Label
It's about time : understanding Einstein's relativity, N. David Mermin
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7t136
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2005
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The principle of relativity -- Combining (small) velocities -- The speed of light -- Combining (any) velocities -- Simultaneous events; synchronized clocks -- Moving clocks run slowly; moving sticks shrink -- Looking at a moving clock -- The interval between events -- Trains of rockets -- Space-time geometry -- E = Mc2 -- A bit about general relativity -- What makes it happen?
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Extent
1 online resource (xv, 192)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400830848
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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