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How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy

Topper, David

2013, XVI, 256 p.

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From the reviews:

Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2013

“Topper … has written an engaging, lucid account of Einstein’s development of the special and general theories of relativity. … Topper provides an easy, readable narrative … clear footnotes that add depth and detail without interrupting the story line. … Topper’s slender volume is impressive in successfully conveying to a general audience beyond the high-school level both the science and the detective work needed to reconstruct the history of the science. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic, general, and professional audiences.” (J. R. Burciaga, Choice, Vol. 50 (9), May, 2013)

“David Topper’s ‘How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy’ presents both of the theories in an easily understandable and accessible way not requiring previous knowledge or familiarity with higher mathematics or tensor calculus. … I would definitely recommend reading it to those interested in any of the general themes of the book: relativity, history of physics and astronomy and Albert Einstein. This book is certainly worth reading, not just once, but many times.” (Kadri Tinn, AstroMadness.com, March, 2014)

 

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