It's About Time

It's About Time

Understanding Einstein's Relativity

Book - 2005
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In It's About Time , N. David Mermin asserts that relativity ought to be an important part of everyone's education--after all, it is largely about time, a subject with which all are familiar. The book reveals that some of our most intuitive notions about time are shockingly wrong, and that the real nature of time discovered by Einstein can be rigorously explained without advanced mathematics. This readable exposition of the nature of time as addressed in Einstein's theory of relativity is accessible to anyone who remembers a little high school algebra and elementary plane geometry.


The book evolved as Mermin taught the subject to diverse groups of undergraduates at Cornell University, none of them science majors, over three and a half decades. Mermin's approach is imaginative, yet accurate and complete. Clear, lively, and informal, the book will appeal to intellectually curious readers of all kinds, including even professional physicists, who will be intrigued by its highly original approach.


Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780691122014
0691122016
Branch Call Number: 530.11 M566
Characteristics: xv, 192 p. : ill.
Alternative Title: It is about time

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johnogis
Jan 17, 2013

Try this series of lectures by Leonard susskind of Stanford

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmf0bB38h0

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John_M
Jul 07, 2010

I am starting to get an intuitive feeling for relativity after reading this book. I would like to read it again.

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