An illustrated guide to relativity
 Author/Creator
 Takeuchi, Tatsu.
 Language
 English. Translated from the Japanese.
 Edition
 [English ed.].
 Imprint
 Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
 Physical description
 x, 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
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Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]) and index.
 Contents

 Preface Part I. Kinematics: 1. Introduction 2. Basics 3. Galilean relativity 4. Einsteinian relativity 5. Causality 6. Consequences 7. Summary of Part I Part II. Problems: 8. Qualitative problems 9. Quantitative problems Part III. Dynamics: 10. The world's most famous equation 11. The problem 12. Newtonian dynamics 13. Relativistic dynamics 14. Summary of Part III Afterword References Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Aimed at both physics students and nonscience majors, this unique book explains Einstein's special theory of relativity pictorially, using diagrams rather than equations. The diagrams guide the reader, stepbystep, from the basics of relativity to advanced topics including the addition of velocities, Lorentz contraction, time dilation, the twin paradox, Doppler shift, and Einstein's famous equation E=mc^2. The distinctive figures throughout the book enable the reader to visualize the theory in a way that cannot be fully conveyed through equations alone. The illustrative explanations in this book maintain the logic and rigour necessary for physics students, yet are simple enough to be understood by nonscientists. The book also contains entertaining problems which challenge the reader's understanding of the materials covered.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2010
 Responsibility
 Tatsu Takeuchi.
 Awards
 Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)  ISBN
 9780521763943 (hardback)
 0521763940 (hardback)
 9780521141000 (paperback)
 0521141001 (paperback)