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by Andrew Steane

Author: Andrew Steane
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 1, 2012)
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Math and Science
Rating: 4.4
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This book provides a lively and visual introduction to Einstein's theory of relativity. Steane was awarded the Maxwell Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics in 2000 for his work on quantum error correction.

This book provides a lively and visual introduction to Einstein's theory of relativity. It brings to life the excitement of this fascinating subject, for an audience including young people at school (post-16) and the general public with an interest in modern physics. He has given numerous public lectures and school demonstrations in physics, and in the interaction of science and Christian faith. He is the author of 'Relativity Made Relatively Easy' (OUP, 2012) and 'Faitful to Science: The Role of Science in Religion' (OUP, 2014). It is different from existing books in that is uses many diagrams and simple equations (the reader is carefully guided through them), and richly rewards the reader with beautiful mathematical and physical insights. It begins by introducing spacetime, in the familiar context of low velocities.

The subtitle is 'a precise guide for the general reader' and the problem here is that there are two words in that sentence . It's a shame, because there is the kernel of a good book here. I particularly liked the way Andrew Steane used some of the paradoxes of relativity to explore the subject.

The subtitle is 'a precise guide for the general reader' and the problem here is that there are two words in that sentence that really don't fit well together. If you are going to be precise with a subject like special relativity, you will need to go into more maths than the general reader is comfortable with. These are so good (except where he gets over-precise on us and loses most of us) that I could envisage a whole book just based on the paradoxes.

Level: general readership, pre-university. audience to the abstract yet relevant concepts of relativity in. their everyday lives. Steane’s ingenuity of making sure that

Level: general readership, pre-university. Steane’s ingenuity of making sure that. the concepts are not bogged down by mathematical intrica-. cies is a huge step to popularise the subject of relativity to. the general public, as well as motivating students to not be. daunted by ‘the science of Einstein’, which is a false, prevalent. However, I would venture to say that for all the merits of.

The book is perhaps as elementary as it can be without making undue oversimplifications. Claus Kiefer, University of Cologne, Germany). Recent books intended for a similar audience are Takeuchi and Mermin. Steane's style is conversational and engaging.

World of Relativity : A Precise Guide for the General Reader people at school (post-16) and the general public with an interest in modern physics.

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Andrew Martin Steane is Professor of physics at the University of Oxford. The Wonderful World of Relativity: A Precise Guide for the General Reader. Relativity Made Relatively Easy. He is also a fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He was a student at St Edmund Hall, Oxford where he obtained his MA and DPhil. His major works to date are on error correction in quantum information processing, including Steane codes. He was awarded the Maxwell Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics in 2000.

This book provides a lively and visual introduction to Einstein's theory of relativity. It brings to life the excitement of this fascinating subject, for an audience including young people at school (post-16) and the general public with an interest in modern physics. It is different from existing books in that is uses many diagrams and simple equations (the reader is carefully guided through them), and richly rewards the reader with beautiful mathematical and physical insights. It begins by introducing spacetime, in the familiar context of low velocities. It then shows how Einstein's theory forces us to understand time in a new way. Paradoxes and puzzles are introduced and resolved, and the book culminates in a thorough unfolding of the relation between mass and energy. The book draws on the author's many years of experience in writing articles and reviews for a non-expert readership, and presenting physics to school pupils.