A text book tutorial on the modern physics of albert einsteins theories of special relativity and general relativity. Appendices cover the simple derivation of the lorentz transformation, minkowskis fourdimensional space, and the experimental confirmation of the general theory of relativity. Free relativity books download ebooks online textbooks. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite. The special and the general theory by albert einstein. List of books and articles about theory of relativity. Buy a cheap copy of the meaning of relativity book by albert einstein. Jan 01, 2001 in addition to the theories themselves, this book contains a final part presenting fascinating considerations on the universe as a whole. Buy understanding einsteins theories of relativity. Here is a book which is quirky but which will be valuable to some readers. In the book theories of relativity it shows how the people who go threw life with out a theory are the ones who never ask questions. Why should absolute velocities be forbidden but absolute accelerations by accepted. When dylan must fend for himself he if forced to set goals.
But with the help of his beautiful teacher miss uraga, his punishment becomes an adventure through the fabric of spacetime. It was such an amazing book, and i think i was crying at one point. Einstein expanded the special theory of relativity into a general theory completed c. The main character dylan was cut lose by his mother.
Its brilliantly written, the characters are fleshedout and real, the story realistic to a painful degree. Special relativity, lorentzian geometry, introduction to general relativity, null structure equations, applications to null hypersurfaces, christodoulous memory effect, black holes, lagrangian theories and the variational principle, hyperbolic. He has two younger brothers micha and jordan, even though he is only their half brother dylan loves them both whole heartedly. Do not wait until you have finished the novel to go back and create the list of theories.
The manga guide to relativity follows minagi, a high school student sentenced to spend his summer studying the theory of relativity. Joshua sayavong, simon ly, kevin tu, kelly huyen, reda elsawi, caitlin huynh, and brian doan song. Buy einsteins theory of relativity dover books on physics book online at best prices in india on. The isbn of general relativity book is 022687033 2. Widely acknowledged as a theory of extraordinary beauty, general relativity has often been described as the most beautiful of all existing physical theories. Albert einstein determined that massive objects cause a distortion in spacetime, which is felt as gravity. Theories of relativity by barbara haworthattard goodreads. Aug 07, 2003 theories of relativity, in my opinion, was a horrifying eyeopener. Barbara haworth attard is an acclaimed childrens author, enjoyed by critics and readers alike. However, now that ive read theories of relativity, i am blown away by her talent and i have a new favourite. In addition, general relativity is the basis of current cosmological models of a consistently expanding universe. The theory of relativity usually encompasses two interrelated theories by albert einstein. Throughout the book, we are given setting descriptions that are akin to those of a large city.
There are only so many instances when the adjective horrifying can be used in a good and positive manner. What is the best book for selflearning special and general. Special theory of relativity which we are able to associate more or less defi. Theory of relativity, theories of science, books barnes. Redesigned to present an easier reading, relativity includes both explanatory illustrations and mathematical derivations of einstein s theories. For instance, postulate 2 explains the results of the michelsonmorley experiment. The completed formulation of the general theory of relativity was published in 1916 fig. Starting with the special theory and its limited applicability and the later development of the more universal general theory. The elegant universe important quotations explained, page 2 within this modern framework.
The general theory is principally concerned with the largescale effects of gravitation and therefore is an essential ingredient in theories of the. The reader is assumed to have but little mathematical knowledge. The first edition of the novel was published in 1916, and was written by albert einstein. The main character, dylan, is an obviously bright and angry teen who has been delt a terrible series of tough breaks. This was the first book on relativity theory, written in a burst of youthful enthusiasm by the twenty year old pauli. Einsteins theory of relativity encompasses two theories. This book brings out the great scientist s remarkable ability to penetrate directly into the heart of the subject and yet remain lucid and accessible. Needless to say, it is of purely historical interest today. The book includes a section on general relativity that gives the case for a curved spacetime, presents the mathematical background tensor calculus, riemannian geometry, discusses the einstein equation and its solutions including black holes and penrose processes, and considers the energymomentum tensor for various solutions.
Remarkably, at the time when he wrote this book, wolfgang pauli 19001958 was just 21 years old student of physics at the univerisity of munich. The general theory of relativity christopher monroe. Theories of relativity barbara haworthattard based on the book albert einstein. Jun 03, 2012 grade 10 english summative book trailer special thanks goes to. Apr 28, 20 theories of relativity journal 2 waheed ahmed the book i have chosen to complete my isp journal on is theories of relativity by barbara haworthattard. Albert einstein is widely considered as one of the greatest minds that ever lived. Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th century, but how well does it explain the things we see in our daily lives. This book details the basics and phenomenon of relativistic physics using examples, solved problems and new axiomatics. The special theory of relativity einsteins world in new. Theories of relativity setting murdoch town urban i had been let off in front of a small store. Four science board books for babies baby university board book sets. Einsteins theories of relativity were groundbreaking not just for the physical truths they unveiled but for what they revealed about individuals power to determine the truth of.
Buy einsteins theory of relativity dover books on physics. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. He was one of the most advanced scientific minds of his day, and he made many contributions to physical science study. Homeless youth living on the street for four week single mother, two younger brothers. According to some authors, antisemitic objections to einsteins jewish heritage also occasionally played a role in these objections. The book tells the story of a custody battle for a young girl following the sudden death of her parents. The book tells the story of a custody battle for a young girl following the sudden death of. I read it in my sec 4 class, and the second i picked it up, i didnt want to put it down. There are a great number of really excellent books on relativity, but no particular book is good for everyone. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of pages and is available in paperback format. When we first starred reading theories of relativity i wasnt so sure of ms andersons choice. Starting with the special theory and its limited applicability and the later development of the more universal general theory, aimed at covering the deficiencies of the former. This book presents the theory of relativity for students of physics and mathematics who have had no previous introduction to the subject and whose mathematical training does not go beyond the fields which are necessary for studying classical theoretical physics. Special relativity applies to all physical phenomena in the absence of gravity.
The special and general theory dover books on physics albert einstein. Before i read theories of relativity, my favourite haworth attard novel was home child, which in my opinion is a classic right up there with anne of green gables. In 1921, a young albert einstein traveled to america to give four lectures at princeton university, paving the way for a more complete acceptance of his theory of. This book constitutes an indispensable part of a library on relativity. In addition to the theories themselves, this book contains a final part presenting fascinating considerations on the universe as a whole. Dylan has developed plenty of theories about his life on the streets. Theories of relativity by emily tattersall on prezi. This book gives the reader a look into the tough life of a teen living on the street, and its quite easy to get swept up in the commotions of dylans life. Theories of relativity book by barbara haworthattard.
The most obvious piece that shows that the story takes place in an urban city environment is because of the depiction of skyscrapers and office towers, however, the most relevant information that shows the setting is the abundance of homeless people. Mar 20, 2020 theories of relativity by barbara haworthattard. Geometry and cosmology, the fundamental laws of classical mechanics, the newtonian worldsystem, the fundamental laws of optics, the fundamental laws of electrodynamics and einsteins special principle of relativity. Main characters twitch is the complete opposite person of dylan. Theories of relativity was a finalist for the governor generals award, among other prizes, and irish chain was a red maple honour book, a manitoba young readers choice award honour book and a finalist for the geoffrey bilson award. After the few chapters i was staring to look at it differently. Dylan is such a lovable character who is just lost. Einstein explained that when two objects are moving at a constant speed as the relative motion between the two. The aim of this book is to introduce people without a strong physics or even scientific background to the special and general theories of relativity and now i want to read other similar scientific books.
For example, in chapter 1 dylan lists two theories. He developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics alongside quantum mechanics, and penned the worlds most famous equation, emc. Reasons for criticism of the theory of relativity have included alternative theories, rejection of the abstractmathematical method, and alleged errors of the theory. The book walks the reader through the development of the special and general theories of relativity and the supporting theories they were built upon.
The second half of the book begins with dylan planning a trip to murdock to try to move in with his grandparents. Max born is a nobel laureate 1955 and one of the worlds great physicists. A book in which one great mind explains the work of another great mind in terms comprehensible to the layman is a significant achievement. This book provided the first complete description of his general theory of relativity. Grade 10 english summative book trailer special thanks goes to. Theories of relativity journal 2 waheed ahmed the book i have chosen to complete my isp journal on is theories of relativity by barbara haworthattard. The theory of relativity is based on previously known scientific studies plus insights penned by albert einstein. Paulis book theory of relativity which is now classic, is still one of the best treatise on the special and general relativity. The theory of relativity, or simply relativity, encompasses two theories of albert einstein. Lecture notes on general relativity by columbia university.
He lets people use him and drug him for a place to sleep at night, no matter what the consequence is, and he. First published in 1916 by the nobel laureate, einsteins research and theories explain, using minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which have shaped the world we live in today. Theories of relativity, in my opinion, was a horrifying eyeopener. Jul 28, 2010 albert einsteins theory of relativity chapter 1. While reading the book theories of relativity i had mixed emotions. In 1905, albert einstein published the theory of special relativity, which explains how to interpret motion between different inertial frames of reference that is, places that are moving at constant speeds relative to each other. Relativity special general by einstein, first edition abebooks. Theories of relativity by marcus ivanovski on prezi. The first chapters of the book on the general theory of relativity are easy to. Its an everything store, selling groceries, cards, cosmetics. This book, which has been reprinted continuously in every major language in the world, contains an accessible description of the two theories of relativity. Hanging out at the library and grabbing the first book within reach to make it look like hes there to read, dylan becomes. A theory of relativity isbn 006103199 2 is a 2001 novel written by american author jacquelyn mitchard. General relativity explains the law of gravitation and its relation to other forces of nature.442 169 1141 1191 280 1284 1089 319 1144 683 833 354 1019 1536 240 395 773 398 954 196 496 291 669 138 618 242 639 937 1198