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Relativity for the Questioning Mind 1st Edition

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Organized beautifully and written well, this is one of the clearest explanations of the traditional stumbling blocks to learning relativity. I would recommend it to anyone who really wants to understand the core points of relativity without a lot of distracting information.

(Don Lincoln, author of The Quantum Frontier)

Informative, challenging, and fun at the same time.

(Daniel Styler Popular Science)

Styer has written a thoughtful, well-structured introduction to the ideas of the special and general theories of relativity that should be accessible and engaging to any general reader.

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About the Author

Daniel F. Styer is the John and Marianne Schiffer Professor of Physics at Oberlin College and the author of The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (January 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801897602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801897603
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,270,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A very good introduction on Einstein's relativity and how it relates to the world we live in. Note, you need to have a rudimentary understanding of mathematics to understand some of the finer points of the book. It is a good and interesting introduction that helps one better understand relativity.
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Incisive introduction to relativity. The author somehow manages to communicate his excitement and love for physics. The enthusiasm he conveys is infectious. A book that no budding physicist should miss.
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