How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy [electronic resource] / by David Topper.

By: Topper, David [author.]
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service)
Material type: TextTextSeries: Astrophysics and Space Science Library: 394Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XVI, 256 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461447825Subject(s): Physics | Gravitation | Astronomy | Physics | History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics | Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory | Popular Science in Astronomy | Física y Astronomía | Física y AstronomíaAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 530.01 LOC classification: QC6.9QC5.53Online resources: Texto completo
Contents:
Part I: Genesis: Riding a Beam of Light -- Part II: Special Relativity -- Part III: General Relativity -- Part IV: Cosmology -- Part V: Exodus: Quest for a Unified Field Theory.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: This book tracks the history of the theory of relativity through Einstein’s life, with in-depth studies of its background as built upon by ideas from earlier scientists. The focus points of Einstein’s theory of relativity include its development throughout his life; the origins of his ideas and his indebtedness to the earlier works of Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Mach and others; the application of the theory to the birth of modern cosmology; and his quest for a unified field theory. <br> <br>  Treading a fine line between the technical and popular (but not shying away from the occasional equation), this book explains the entire range of relativity and weaves an up-to-date biography of Einstein throughout. The result is an explanation of the world of relativity, based on an extensive journey into earlier physics and a simultaneous voyage into the mind of Einstein, written for the curious and intelligent reader.
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Part I: Genesis: Riding a Beam of Light -- Part II: Special Relativity -- Part III: General Relativity -- Part IV: Cosmology -- Part V: Exodus: Quest for a Unified Field Theory.

This book tracks the history of the theory of relativity through Einstein’s life, with in-depth studies of its background as built upon by ideas from earlier scientists. The focus points of Einstein’s theory of relativity include its development throughout his life; the origins of his ideas and his indebtedness to the earlier works of Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Mach and others; the application of the theory to the birth of modern cosmology; and his quest for a unified field theory. <br> <br>  Treading a fine line between the technical and popular (but not shying away from the occasional equation), this book explains the entire range of relativity and weaves an up-to-date biography of Einstein throughout. The result is an explanation of the world of relativity, based on an extensive journey into earlier physics and a simultaneous voyage into the mind of Einstein, written for the curious and intelligent reader.

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