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Understand his theories of special and general relativity

The genius of Einstein demystified the Dummies Way!

Eager to understand Einstein? This fun, accessible guide clearly explains his amazing theories and the tremendous impact of his discoveries on contemporary life and science. You get a glimpse into Einstein′s personal life and beliefs, as well as an overview of the main events that shaped his ideas and laid the groundwork for his accomplishments.

Discover

  • Einstein′s thoughts and motivations
  • The scientists who influenced his work
  • His connection to the nuclear bomb
  • Einstein′s greatest blunder

About the Author

Carlos I. Calle, PhD, is a NASA senior research scientist with a doctorate in physics and extensive professional experience in Einstein′s theories.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8585 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (16 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SPAPRG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #105,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Carlos I. Calle is a senior research scientist and laboratory director at NASA Kennedy Space Center. In addition to publishing over 150 scientific papers, he is the author of four books for the general reader.

His most recent book, The Universe - Order Without Design, presents the current cosmological theories, exploring the problem of origins and the exciting possibility that science can explain the existence of the universe. His discussion is honest and rooted in science, evaluating each theory in light of the testable predictions that they make and that can be verified in the not too distant future.

He writes his books in his library at home. When he is away from his NASA lab and not working on a new book, he enjoys drawing and sculpting.

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This book is a wonderful summary of the story of modern physics without using a single equation. The many new ideas that were introduced into physics in the 20th century are explained clearly with easy-to-follow diagrams and many analogies from everyday life. If you were always afraid that physics is way over your head this book is for you!

In addition to the physics the reader is also introduced to Einstein the man, they way he lived and the way he thought. Although some controversial points are smoothed over or skipped the reader still gets a good picture of the genius at work, his trials and tribulations and yes, his mistakes as well.

The book was written with lazy readers in mind. If you like to skip right to a specific chapter, the book is written with many repetitions of basic ideas and cross references to earlier sections where various ideas are explained, so you can start reading at any chapter.

An excellent book for the non-physicist.
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A great insight into Einstein. Easy to follow and understand. No formulas or maths which is great for the beginner. However it mentions effects of for example relativity when travelling at a certain percentage of the speed of light. It doesn't tell the reader how these results were obtained.

It delves into the history physics and the history of Einstein which is all very interesting.

I would recommend this for a beginner but also interesting for someone more experienced.

A good book, easy to read.
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This book can be criticized on many points. There is a long lead in about Einstein's life and is very detailed and unnecessary in my view. The book is better at explaining family matter in Einstein's life than anything else. In the theory-section of the the book, many stand alone sentences appear in the beginning, middle, or end of paragraphs, which disrupts reading flow. This requires re-reading and denotes a distinct lack of acknowledgement for the reader. The book has a subtitle of "Been explained in plain English". I do not agree. It assumes a lot of knowledge. It is not "for dummies". The book interjects with issues to do with Einstein's life and this distracts from the issues at play on physics. It is poorly written from that prospective and is designed to give color to a book perhaps more concerned with Einstein's life and times than anything else. There is also heavy emphasis on the up and downs of Einstein's academic career as a student. You get the feeling from reading, that the man was going nowhere without the help of other people and teachers that could crush him easily. What he failed and passed, who obstructed him and who didn't. The book is quite fragmentary and one issue does not lead on to another one. It is not for dummies and should be revised for the sake of a novice reader.
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This is a very good book if you want to get to grips with special and general theory of relitivity! came 2 weeks late but overall this was a very good purchase! :)
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Not finished reading yet but quite enjoyable read.
Covers einsteins life, not just his theories. Tells of his early life and schooling and how he became interested in physics.
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