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Einstein's universe / Nigel Calder.


New York : Viking Press, 1979.
ISBN 0670290769

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Subjects Astrophysics.
Astrophysique.
Cosmologie.
Cosmology.
RelativiteĢ (Physique)
Relativity (Physics)
Description 154 pages, [5] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Includes index.
Summary In this centenary celebration of Einstein's birth, Calder offers lucid commentary on the landmark works Special Relativity and General Relativity which deal, respectively, with high-speed motion and gravity, revealing the extent to which Einstein revolutionized man's ideas about the universe.
Contents Cosmic whirlwind -- The wasting sun -- Energy of creation -- The ultimate waterfall -- Einstein's clock -- Weightlessness -- Shells of time -- Directed futures -- The shifting stars -- Tramlines in the sky -- Waves of gravity -- The Galileo mystery -- Methuselah in a spaceship -- The universal correction -- The speed of light -- Where time flies -- The simple universe -- A choice of histories -- Judging fate -- Timeless viewpoint -- Einstein's successor.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4494506
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WorldCat Identities Calder, Nigel, 1931-2014.
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