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British theoretical physicists Cox and Forshaw offer lay readers a fascinating account of modern scientists' view of the world, and how it got that way. Without using complicated mathematics, Cox and Forshaw show how the search for "mathematical consistency" can guide scientists in finding the "laws that describe physical reality." The authors provide the historical context that set the stage for Einstein's discovery, providing an easy-to-grasp explanation of counterintuitive experimental evidence, demonstrating how the speed of light acts as a "cosmic speed limit," the exception that proves the rule of relativity. The authors also clearly explain the tide shift that Einstein caused, transforming scientists' understanding of the world-"common-sense notions regarding space and time are dashed and replaced by something entirely new, unexpected, and elegant." Though the basics are covered in detail, there's plenty here for science buffs to ponder.
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“Cox and Forshaw make a good point in stating that space, time, and even nature are contained within the equation…Although the theory might be tricky, the authors show they understand readers are not on their level. By going one step at a time, the buildup ensures each chuck is absorbed slowly rather than all at once.”
Good reading physics. The formulas are hard to read because they are in very small type.Published 5 days ago by Juan Carlos Scarpati
The plan for this book is to do almost all the explaining with no hard math.
The aim was true. Nothing harder than the a square + b square equals c square of Pythagoras... Read more
I enjoyed reading this very much! I love how he makes it easy to understand. You don't have to be a math expert to understand.Published 1 month ago by NANCY
Excellent aid in learning Special Relativity and provides additional information on other advance theories.Published 2 months ago by Robert Phillips
Try to derive the equation valid in hiperbolic space from the Pythagoras` theorem leads to some darkness in readers` mind.However the outcome is very well explained.Published 4 months ago by Miguel puiggari
For a clear description of spacetime just go to Wikipedia. It does in a few paragraphs what this book attempts to do, and doesn't, in chapters. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JohnD
Relativity and quantum physics are not easy to understand. This book takes great pains to walk you step by step through the relativity. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not much different or easier to understand than Einstein's own book on the subject.Published 5 months ago by jjjkkk