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Discovering relativity for yourself / with some help from Sam Lilley.


Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
ISBN 0521230381, 052129780X

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Subjects Relatividad (Física)
Relatividade E Gravitacao.
Relativita╠łtstheorie.
Relativiteitstheorie.
Relativity (Physics)
Description xi, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Getting started -- Rough and ready relativity -- The dilation of time -- Three clocks and a pair of twins -- Starting again -- Space-time diagrams -- Time and distance 'over there' -- Co-ordinate systems -- Combining speeds -- Causality and the speed of light -- The nature of spacetime -- Interval -- Old friends revisited -- The scales of the spacetime diagram -- The radar point of view -- Relations between the radar and time-distance systems -- Constant acceleration -- Dynamics-mass, momentum, force -- The mass-energy relation -- The effect of acceleration on time measurement -- Time as experienced by a constant acceleration traveller -- Time and distance measurements of a constant acceleration observer -- The Principle of Equivalence -- The metric -- Introducing geodesics -- How to find ordinary geodesics -- Inverse square law gravity -- Curved spacetime -- The metric around the Sun -- Light and gravity -- The scandal about Mercury -- How Einstein did it -- A few conclusions.
Genre Aufgabensammlung.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6331774
(OCoLC)ocm06331774
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WorldCat Identities Lilley, Sam.
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