Book description
The Manga Guide to Relativity begins with an overview of classical Newtonian physics before delving into Einstein's greatest discoveries. You'll learn why relativity is fundamental to understanding modern physics, how the Pythagorean theorem can explain time dilation, how to understand inertial frames of reference, how motion can affect an object's mass and length, and even how gravity can bend light. The book also explores the difference between general and special relativity, the equivalence principle, and the relationship between energy and mass, among other related topics. This EduManga title is copublished with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, and is one in a series of translations from Ohmsha's bestselling Japanese originals.
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Table of contents
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 Preface (1/2)
 Preface (2/2)

Chapter 1. What is Relativity?
 1. What is Relativity?
 2. Galilean Principle of Relativity and Newtonian Mechanics (1/2)
 2. Galilean Principle of Relativity and Newtonian Mechanics (2/2)
 3. Mystery of the Speed of Light (1/3)
 3. Mystery of the Speed of Light (2/3)
 3. Mystery of the Speed of Light (3/3)
 4. Einstein Discarded Newtonian Mechanics (1/2)
 4. Einstein Discarded Newtonian Mechanics (2/2)
 What is Light?
 Light is Constant (And They Prove it Every Day in a Lab Called Spring8)
 What's Simultaneous Depends on Whom You Ask! (Simultaneity Mismatch)
 Galilean Principle of Relativity and Galilean Transformation
 Differences Between the Galilean Principle of Relativity and Einstein's Special Principle of Relativity
 Wait a Second—What Happens With the Addition of Velocities?

Chapter 2. What Do You Mean, Time Slows Down?
 1. Urashima Effect (Time Dilation)
 2. Why Does Time Slow Down? (1/2)
 2. Why Does Time Slow Down? (2/2)
 3. The Slowing of Time Mutually Affects Each Party Equally (1/2)
 3. The Slowing of Time Mutually Affects Each Party Equally (2/2)
 4. Looking at the Slowing of Time Using an Equation
 Using the Pythagorean Theorem to Prove Time Dilation
 How Much Does Time Slow Down?

Chapter 3. The Faster an Object Moves, the Shorter and Heavier it Becomes?
 1. Does Length Contract When You Go Faster? (1/2)
 1. Does Length Contract When You Go Faster? (2/2)
 2. Do You Get Heavier When You Go Faster? (1/3)
 2. Do You Get Heavier When You Go Faster? (2/3)
 2. Do You Get Heavier When You Go Faster? (3/3)
 Using an Equation to Understand Length Contraction (Lorentz Contraction)
 Muons With Extended Life Spans
 Mass When Moving
 Relationship Between Energy and Mass
 Does Light Have Zero Mass?

Chapter 4. What is General Relativity?
 1. Equivalence Principle (1/3)
 1. Equivalence Principle (2/3)
 1. Equivalence Principle (3/3)
 2. Light Is Bent by Gravity (1/2)
 2. Light Is Bent by Gravity (2/2)
 3. Time Is Slowed Down by Gravity (1/2)
 3. Time Is Slowed Down by Gravity (2/2)
 4. Relativity and the Universe (1/2)
 4. Relativity and the Universe (2/2)
 The Slowing of Time in General Relativity
 The True Nature of Gravity in General Relativity
 Phenomena Discovered from General Relativity
 Global Positioning System and Relativity
 Epilogue (1/2)
 Epilogue (2/2)
 Index (1/2)
 Index (2/2)
Product information
 Title: The Manga Guide to Relativity
 Author(s):
 Release date: April 2011
 Publisher(s): No Starch Press
 ISBN: 9781593272722
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