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Einstein For Dummies Paperback – June 10, 2005
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Understand his theories of special and general relativity
The genius of Einstein demystified the Dummies Way!
Eager to understand Einstein? This fun, accessible guide clearly explains his amazing theories and the tremendous impact of his discoveries on contemporary life and science. You get a glimpse into Einstein's personal life and beliefs, as well as an overview of the main events that shaped his ideas and laid the groundwork for his accomplishments.
- Einstein's thoughts and motivations
- The scientists who influenced his work
- His connection to the nuclear bomb
- Einstein's greatest blunder
About the Author
Carlos I. Calle, PhD, is a NASA senior research scientist with a doctorate in physics and extensive professional experience in Einstein's theories.
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- He spends far too much time on other contemporary scientists and their lives/discoveries.
- This is really for "dummies". It would be nice to have a little math and actual physics -- even high school level -- to show the amazing beauty of what Einstein discovered and visualized. He avoids any real technology completely.
- Too many forward and backward references -- it becomes far too distracting, and then annoying. "Well, I'll cover this later..."
for the umpteenth time gets old. "Just like I covered in previous..." too.
One nice part is he did spend good effort on letting us know Einstein the man, husband, father -- the guy -- not just the once in a millenium genius.
I particularly liked the way the Author traces the development of theories starting right from Newton and ends with emerging theories on Dark energy. The author does not introduce any of the concepts abruptly. He starts with something which we can understand and relate in our daily lives and gradually builds the logic to arrive at the concept. In doing so, he also gives us a brief background of the different scientists who have contributed to the emergence of Physics. He also gives us an idea of what are the key scientific mysteries prevalent at the time and which Scientists are grappling with. This helps us better appreciate how a particular law in physics were discovered.
I would recommend this to anyone who would like to know the various discoveries made by Einstein and more importantly, why did he made those discoveries.
Happy Reading :)
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Well explained specially to understand the introduction to uintuitive concepts.