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From Newton to Einstein

Ask the physicist about mechanics and relativity
F Todd Baker

Description

Want to know how physics explains the workings of the world? This book, aimed at general readers with an interest in physics, has built on material from the popular website www.AskthePhysicist.com. It emphasizes concepts over formalism and the mathematics is kept to a minimum throughout. Brief tutorials are included for essential concepts (e.g. Newton's laws) and the more technical details are retained in appendices.

About Editors

F Todd Baker received AB and MA degrees from Miami University and his PhD degree from the University of Michigan. His area of research is nuclear physics and he has more than 70 publications in refereed journals as well as numerous presentations at conferences and workshops. He has more than 35 years of college and university teaching experience. In 2006 he retired from The University of Georgia where he taught and performed nuclear physics research for 32 years. Previously, he held a postdoctoral research associate position at Rutgers University and teaching positions at Carroll College (Wisconsin) and St Lawrence University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Newtonian Mechanics / Special Relativity / General Relativity / Wacky Questions: Scifi, Super Heroes, Computer Games, Fantastic Weapons, etc. / Epilogue

Bibliographic

Paperback ISBN: 9780750327732

Ebook ISBN: 9781627057202

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6270-5497-3

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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