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The Resource Discovering relativity for yourself, with some help from Sam Lilley

Discovering relativity for yourself, with some help from Sam Lilley

Label
Discovering relativity for yourself
Title
Discovering relativity for yourself
Statement of responsibility
with some help from Sam Lilley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lilley, Sam
Dewey number
530.1/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.55
LC item number
.L54
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Relatividade E Gravitacao
  • Relatividad (Física)
  • Relativiteitstheorie
  • Relativitätstheorie
Label
Discovering relativity for yourself, with some help from Sam Lilley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
6331774
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 425 pages
Isbn
9780521297806
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
80040263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)86614
  • (OCoLC)6331774
Label
Discovering relativity for yourself, with some help from Sam Lilley
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
6331774
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 425 pages
Isbn
9780521297806
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
80040263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)86614
  • (OCoLC)6331774

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