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Relativity and Common Sense: A New Approach…

Relativity and Common Sense: A New Approach to Einstein (original 1962; edition 1980)

by Hermann Bondi (Author)

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This radically reoriented and popular presentation of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity derives its concepts from Newtonian ideas rather than by opposing them. It demonstrates that time is relative rather than absolute, that high speeds affect the nature of time, and that acceleration affects speed, time, and mass. Very little mathematics is required, and 60 illustrations augment the text.… (more)
Title:Relativity and Common Sense: A New Approach to Einstein
Authors:Hermann Bondi (Author)
Info:Dover Publications (2012), Edition: Revised, 192 pages
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Tags:Science, Relativity, Physics

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Relativity and Common Sense by Hermann Bondi (1962)



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La Teoria della relatività è presentata qui in modo assai diverso da quello comune alle molte esposizioni divulgative dell'argomento: non in opposizione alla classica meccanica newtoniana, ma come naturale derivazione da essa, logica e inevitabile quando si cominciano a considerare oggetti con velocità vicine a quella della luce. Il libro può così partire da idee fisiche familiari, come forze, accelerazioni e quantità di moto, per giungere senza difficoltà alla discussione decisiva, sulla natura della luce e del tempo. Solo nella seconda parte compaiono alcuni degli sviluppi matematici caratteristici della teoria, che in questo modo risultano comprensibili col solo aiuto dell'algebra della scuola secondaria. E si toccano qui i risultati più famosi e affascinanti: le considerazioni sulla causalità e la simultaneità, il paradosso dei gemelli, le durate dei viaggi spaziali, la trasformazione della massa in energia.
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