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The Resource Einstein's mirror, Tony Hey, Patrick Walters

Einstein's mirror, Tony Hey, Patrick Walters

Label
Einstein's mirror
Title
Einstein's mirror
Statement of responsibility
Tony Hey, Patrick Walters
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The young Einstein was haunted by a strange thought: would his image appear in a mirror whilst he and the mirror were moving at the speed of light? His questions were resolved with the creation of the theory of special relativity. Einstein's Mirror is a book on relativity with a difference. Following the successful format of their earlier book, The Quantum Universe, the authors blend a simple, non-mathematical account of the underlying theory of special relativity and gravitation with a description of the way these theories have been triumphantly supported by experiment." "Final-year students at school, general readers with an interest in science and undergraduates in science subjects will all be able to enjoy and benefit from this novel exposition."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hey, Anthony J. G
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.55
LC item number
.H49 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Walters, Patrick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Gravitation
  • Cosmology
  • Einstein, Albert
  • SCIENCE
  • Cosmology
  • Gravitation
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Relativiteitstheorie
  • Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie
  • Relativité (physique)
  • Cosmologie
Label
Einstein's mirror, Tony Hey, Patrick Walters
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-287) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Revolution in time: Einstein's revolution -- Time and clocks -- Experiments with time -- Nature of light: Fields of force -- How light behaves -- Search for the aether -- Is Cleveland, Ohio, the centre of the universe? -- Light and time: Momentous day in May -- Time is relative -- Moving clocks run slow -- Space-time -- Problem twins -- Ultimate speed: Strange behaviour of the velocity of light -- Binary stars and the neutral pion -- Doppler and Einstein -- Faster than light -- E=mc[squared]: Phlogiston and caloric -- Energy and atoms -- Newton meets Einstein -- Equivalence of mass and energy -- Matter and anti-matter: Prologue -- Atoms are reversible -- Radioactivity and the birth of nuclear physics -- Atom and the nucleus: Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr and Manchester -- Relativity, quantum mechanics and electron spin -- Dirac and anti-particles -- Little boy and fat man: relativity in action: Prologue -- Science fact or science fiction? -- Key to the nucleus -- Discovery of nuclear fission -- Tube alloys and the Manhattan engineering district
  • Down on earth: Weight of light -- Falling to earth: Galileo and Eotvos -- Gravity, time and red-shifts -- Warped space: Geometry and gravity -- General relativity -- Mirages in space -- Search for Vulcan -- General relativity and the velocity of light -- Big bang, black holes and unified fields: Expanding universe -- Black holes and all that -- Quasar problem -- Two applications of general relativity -- Search for a unified theory -- Afterword: relativity and science fiction: Beginnings -- 'Golden Age' -- Present -- Future
Control code
793525148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139336376
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793525148
Label
Einstein's mirror, Tony Hey, Patrick Walters
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-287) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Revolution in time: Einstein's revolution -- Time and clocks -- Experiments with time -- Nature of light: Fields of force -- How light behaves -- Search for the aether -- Is Cleveland, Ohio, the centre of the universe? -- Light and time: Momentous day in May -- Time is relative -- Moving clocks run slow -- Space-time -- Problem twins -- Ultimate speed: Strange behaviour of the velocity of light -- Binary stars and the neutral pion -- Doppler and Einstein -- Faster than light -- E=mc[squared]: Phlogiston and caloric -- Energy and atoms -- Newton meets Einstein -- Equivalence of mass and energy -- Matter and anti-matter: Prologue -- Atoms are reversible -- Radioactivity and the birth of nuclear physics -- Atom and the nucleus: Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr and Manchester -- Relativity, quantum mechanics and electron spin -- Dirac and anti-particles -- Little boy and fat man: relativity in action: Prologue -- Science fact or science fiction? -- Key to the nucleus -- Discovery of nuclear fission -- Tube alloys and the Manhattan engineering district
  • Down on earth: Weight of light -- Falling to earth: Galileo and Eotvos -- Gravity, time and red-shifts -- Warped space: Geometry and gravity -- General relativity -- Mirages in space -- Search for Vulcan -- General relativity and the velocity of light -- Big bang, black holes and unified fields: Expanding universe -- Black holes and all that -- Quasar problem -- Two applications of general relativity -- Search for a unified theory -- Afterword: relativity and science fiction: Beginnings -- 'Golden Age' -- Present -- Future
Control code
793525148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139336376
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793525148

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