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by G. B. Rumer,L. D. Landau

ePub What Is Relativity? download
Author:
G. B. Rumer,L. D. Landau
ISBN13:
978-0486428062
ISBN:
0486428060
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Publisher:
Dover Publications (January 23, 2003)
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Physics
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Novel Prize physicist L. D. Landau and his distinguished colleague G. B. Rumer, employ a simple and straightforward manner to illuminate relativity theory's more subtle and elusive aspects. Using such familiar objects as trains, rulers, and clocks, the authors explain the reasoning behind seemingly self-contradictory ideas in which the relative seems absolute, but the absolute proves to be relative.

Landau and Rumer do an excellent job of explaining the basics of relativity. You will be hard pressed to find any book that explains these ideas more clearly or succinctly. Finally, the treatment itself demonstrates the power of theory and experiment in its ability to overturn our most closely held intuitions.

L. Landau, G. Rumer. Written in a straightforward fashion, the text uses familiar objects (. trains, rulers, and clocks) to illuminate the more subtle and elusive aspects of relativity. A pair of eminent Russian theoretical physicists offer a captivating view of the paradoxes inherent to the special theory of relativity.

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D. Landau; G. Rumer (2003). L. Landau; A. S. Kompaneets (1935). Martin Gilbert, The Jews in the Twentieth Century: An Illustrated History, Schocken Books, 2001, ISBN 0805241906 p. 284. ^ Frontiers of physics: proceedings of the Landau Memorial Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, 6–10 June 1988, (Pergamon Press, 1990).

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"An excellent introduction to complicated but fascinating subject." — Booklist.This compelling book offers readers with no technical expertise beyond arithmetic an enlightening tour of the paradoxes inherent in the special theory of relativity, guided by a pair of eminent theoretical physicists.Novel Prize physicist L. D. Landau and his distinguished colleague G. B. Rumer, employ a simple and straightforward manner to illuminate relativity theory's more subtle and elusive aspects. Using such familiar objects as trains, rulers, and clocks, the authors explain the reasoning behind seemingly self-contradictory ideas in which the relative seems absolute, but the absolute proves to be relative. A series of playful cartoons highlights the authors' witty observations on the laws governing inertia, the speed of light, the relationship of work and mass, and other relativistic concepts."The exposition is masterful . . . a superb book." — New York Times Book Review.

  • As a physicist, I studied (and taught) Relativity as a graduate course and also seen many popular books but this is simply the best book I have seen. (Other favorite book of mine dealing with this subject requiring simple math is George Gamow's One Two Three Infinity and Mr Tomkins).
    Actually I read this book as a young boy and really liked it. Of course, like many other physicists, I still treasure the classic set of the 10 volumes of Theoretical Physics text-books.

    Landau was one of the greatest physicist in the world, and this books shows he was also a great teacher.

    Simply the best book on the subject.

  • This is probably the only book that teaches layman the true nature of relativity (time expands and rulers can shrink). It does is in just 60 or so pages. After reading this book, it is marvelous to see how other books fumble around with explanations.

  • I read this book first time when I was in grade 6. After completion I could not sleep properly for couple of days due to the excitement. I was able to understand the meaning of Special theory of relativity, why time is relative, and it was too much fun and excitement for a person in grade six. Just buy and read it.

  • Enjoyed reading. Its understanding the concept of relativity rather than going through the subject of "Special theory of relativity" . No need to be a physics scholar to understand the concepts mentioned in the book. This book is for all and is able to make some difficult concepts simple. I love this book.

  • Landau and Rumer do an excellent job of explaining the basics of relativity. You will be hard pressed to find any book that explains these ideas more clearly or succinctly. Finally, the treatment itself demonstrates the power of theory and experiment in its ability to overturn our most closely held intuitions.

  • Never felt the need to submit a review -- before this book. This is the lightest science related text I have bought. (Did the other review sway me? Probably.) This translated-from-Russian text includes vintage Russian illustrations, which are amusing on their own, but the actual science is so very shallow. It's not enough to rehash the standard scenarios that tweak our everyday experience -- Einstein revealed a subtlety to the theories of Galileo and Newton that went unappreciated for centuries. Perhaps too much to expect from 65 pages...

  • The figure on page 45 does contains an error. The arrow indicating the velocity of the train is opposite what it should be. One may verify this by visiting wikipedia or consulting textbooks on SR. The book overall is superb!