Galloping with Light

Galloping with Light
Title Galloping with Light PDF eBook
Author Félix Alba-Juez
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages 0
Release 2010-11-30
Genre Quantum theory
ISBN 9781456373856

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Tired of popular science books written by renowned physicists who think you cannot comprehend what they do, so... all you deserve is the illusion of understanding? If yes, this is the book for you. The fact that the reader may not have a scientific education does not mean that s/he does not have the intelligence to understand profound concepts -- as long as they are presented with semantic and epistemological clarity. After all, Einstein said that Science is simply the refinement of our intuition and everyday experiences.Galloping with Light is a symbolic cavalcade that starts with the discovery of fire 1.5 million years ago; it allegorically employs the imagination of an adolescent called Einstein to explain the Theory of Relativity in non-scientific terms, and ends with the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon in 1969 -- depositing on lunar soil a laser retro-reflector which would prove, once again, that Einstein was right.Motivated by his own difficulties to understand Relativity Theory, and convinced that it is possible to teach the layperson without distorting the subject matter, the author takes an approach utterly opposed to that of most popular science books. Knowing he has to demolish what the reader understands by time, distance, and motion, the author -using his experiences as a child, adolescent, and adult- dedicates the first half of the book to convince the reader that our intuition and common sense, as applied to those three everyday concepts, have a foundation as solid as that of a castle on the sand. The purpose of this book is to demystify and 'defolklorize' the reader; to destroy the aura of mystery and incomprehensibility surrounding Relativity Theory, unmasking and debunking the body of popular (and scientific) beliefs (mostly erroneous) which -taking advantage of the confusion between relativity and subjectivity, as well as of Einstein's popularity and prestige- have been used to validate preposterous assertions in fields like psychology, morality, spirituality, sociology, literature, art, etc.

Reimagining Time

Reimagining Time
Title Reimagining Time PDF eBook
Author Tanya Bub
Publisher Yale University Press
Pages 190
Release 2021-04-13
Genre Science
ISBN 0300250126

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A quirky, funny, and accessible blend of science and art that delves into the heart of Einstein's theory of relativity It was a link to his 1905 paper--an early attempt at explaining his revolutionary ideas on space, time, and matter--that drew Tanya Bub into Albert Einstein's imaginative vision of the world. What particularly struck her was how Einstein interwove words and math to create clear visuals illustrating his theories. As an artist, she naturally started doodling as she worked her way through his concepts, creating drawings that intuitively demonstrated Einstein's core principles. In Reimagining Time Tanya Bub teams up with her father, the distinguished physicist Jeffrey Bub, to create a quirky and accessible take on one of science's most revolutionary discoveries. Blending original art and text, they guide readers through Einstein's theory of special relativity to expose truths about our universe: time is relative, lengths get shorter with motion, energy and mass are interchangeable, and the Universe has a speed limit.

At the Speed of Light

At the Speed of Light
Title At the Speed of Light PDF eBook
Author Ganesan Venkataraman
Publisher Universities Press
Pages 140
Release 1993
Genre Einstein, Albert
ISBN 9788173710094

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Einstein as Myth and Muse

Einstein as Myth and Muse
Title Einstein as Myth and Muse PDF eBook
Author Alan J. Friedman
Publisher CUP Archive
Pages 244
Release 1989-04-13
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9780521379632

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A reprint of the 1985 edition. On the impact of quantum theory and general relativity upon creative writers in the first half of this century. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Relativity

Relativity
Title Relativity PDF eBook
Author Albert Einstein
Publisher
Pages 174
Release 1920
Genre Relativity (Physics)
ISBN

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Reimagining Time

Reimagining Time
Title Reimagining Time PDF eBook
Author Tanya Bub
Publisher
Pages
Release 2021
Genre Relativity (Physics)
ISBN 9780300258318

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A quirky, funny, and accessible blend of science and art that delves into the heart of Einstein's theory of relativity.

Einstein's Theories of Relativity and Gravitation

Einstein's Theories of Relativity and Gravitation
Title Einstein's Theories of Relativity and Gravitation PDF eBook
Author James Malcolm Bird
Publisher
Pages 388
Release 1921
Genre Gravitation
ISBN

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Einstein's theory of relativity confounded and excited both professional and amateur scientists with its explanation of the intricacies of how the world and the universe truly work, rather than how people wished or believed they worked. His view of relativity dismantled Newton's theory of space and time as absolutes, adding the concept of curved space-time, which deals with the velocity of motion. Einstein explains his theory of physics in a way that was designed not only for scientists with a knowledge of the complicated math involved but for the general reader as well.