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100 years ago, Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics. Our comforting Newtonian ideas of space and time were replaced by bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: if you move at high speed, time slows down, space squashes up and you get heavier; travel fast enough and you could weigh as much as a jumbo jet, be squashed thinner than a CD without feel ...more
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Ahmed Diab
لو انت متعرفش حاجة عن النسبية او حتى تعرف عنها مبادئ او عناوين عامة
الكتاب ده كفيل إنه يشرحلك مبادئ آينشتين فى النسبية العامة و الخاصة بكل سهولة
الكتاب ممتاز جدا
Nick Wellings
Solid intro. Some exposition a bit unclear. Nice section on energy mass equivalence, resolves the twin paradox by dissolving the paradox away. Misleading frontpaper flap (pretends to promise that black holes can 'squash you without feeling a thing and [make you] live forever.' which is nonsense I think.) A fun little read overall.
Larbi Gouzal
الكتاب السابع ربما الذي أقرأه حول النسبية لأينشتين..رغم ذلك يمكنني التوكيد على كوني لا أزال ضمن البداهة في نظرتي للزمان!
إنه لمن الصعب حقا أن تغير النظرة البديهية التي ألفتها حول الزمان والمكان مهما بلغت من منطقية؛ نعم لقد فهمت النسبية بشكل كبير، لكني لم أستطع بعد أن أجعل دماغي يتصرف ويفكر على هذا الأساس، ولاعجب أن يكون معاصرو أينشتين قد صدموا مما توصل إليه، ولاعجب أن تتردد لجنة نوبل ولاتمنحه الجائزة عن نظريته لأنهم تخوفوا من أن تفندها الأعوام القليلة اللاحقة، لكنها عوض هذا أتت بدعائم تزكيها وتدع
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محمد النملة
تصفحت المقدمة القصيرة جداً.
صحيح أنها قصيرة .. لكنها صعبة وتحتاج شرح !!
جيّدة لمن لديه خلفية علمية.
Bojan Tunguz
When "Time" magazine chose Albert Einstein as the person of the century for the 20th century it was due to his incredible intellectual achievements. Among those, two stand as particularly remarkable, becoming forever uniquely associated with their inventor, in minds of general public and professional scientists alike. These are the special and general theories of relativity. Their reputation is fully deserved. The two theories of relativity forever changed the way that we look at the space, time ...more
Hi2ham
كتاب ترجمة عن روسل استانرد اكثر صعوبة حتى من كتاب بروفيسور استيفن هاوكينق A brief history of time .
لكن مجهود مقدر في موضوع معقد جدا .
Eslam Awwad
كتاب مثير للتأمل.
كاان عندي خلفية بسيطة عن النسبية و للكن أكتشفت اني لم أكن أعلم حتى القشور.
نظرية جديرة بتغيير وجهة نظرك عن الكون رأساً على عقب.
أقتباس-1:
"إن الأبعاد المكانية الثلاثة التي نقيسها (بالمسطرة مثلًا) ما هي إلا إسقاط ثلاثي الأبعاد للواقع الرباعي الأبعاد. والبُعد الزماني الواحد الذي نقيسه (بساعة الحائط) ما هو إلا إسقاط أحادي البعد للواقع الرباعي الأبعاد. وما القياسات التي تنبئنا بها المسطرة وساعة الحائط إلا مظاهر وليست الواقع الحقيقي."
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اقتباس-2:
"نحن الآن بصدد عالم لا يصح فيه فقط أن المكا
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Robin Friedman
The Very Short Introductions Series of Oxford University Press offers a gateway to the broad scope of knowledge in books usually slightly more than 100 pages in length written by distinguished scholars. I have learned a great deal from the series, both about subjects that I know and about subjects that I don't. Relativity falls easily into the latter category. I wanted to give "Relativity: A Very Short Introduction" (2008) a try after enjoying other works in the VSI series on scientific subjects ...more
Jeff
The first explanation of the distinction between the Special and the General parts of Relativity that started to make sense. Now I have to go back and re-read it so I can remember how to explain what Inertial Frame of Reference is.
The whole manifold concept of spacetime is fascinating, along with the effect of velocity and gravitational field on the observed rate of time. Can all points in time exist in each point in space?
Got to go and study "Frame-dragging" more so I can get the significance o
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Duaa
مؤخرا شاهدت فيلم
Interstellar
قررت بعدها قراءة هذه المقدمة عن النسبية في نسختها العربية حيث كانت الترجمة ممتازة

الجميل أن علوم الفيزياء و ميكانيكا الكم و الفضاء تختص بدراسة جسيمات دون ذرية و أجسام ضخمة و ترينا كيف أن ما يتحكم بحركة و سكون الكون قد يكون ضئيلا في الحجم، و بالتالي قياس قيمة الشيء لا تكون بحجمه بل بتأثيره/ بجاذبيته و بطاقته سلبية كانت أم إيجابية.. أحيانا لفتة صغيرة من شخص تجعل يومك جميلا.. هذا أيضا ما استنتجته من تخصصي بالجامعة و إن كان في مجال علمي مختلف، فسبحان الله

لفترة من حياتي ك
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Mostafa Kadry
من الواضح ان لغة الكتاب سهلة وبسيطة جدا ، بس جايز عشان بُعد فهمى عن النسبية وتخيلها مش قادر احس بالبساطة الكاملة للكتاب ، عشان كده مش قادر اقيمه
مش هختلف على ان الكتاب عرفنى من جديد ع النسبية ابتداء من الضوء وانتهاء ب انحاء الكون والزمن
محاولة تخيل كل المعلومات الواردة ف الكتاب ممكن تصيب الواحد بالجنون ومع كده مش متخيل ازاى اينشتاين كان شايفها بعد ما اكتشفها من البديهيات
الكتاب حلو ولازم يتقرى تانى وترجمة المترجم تخليك حاسس انك بجد شايف بساطة اسلوب المؤلف وقادر على فهم كلامه

هحتاج ارجعله تانى بعد
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Matija
At first I thought I may had been in over my head, however after rereading the starting chapters, everything seemed much clearer. Therefore, I deem this a very good introductory general relativity book. It does not assume the reader's familiarity with physics, though some general knowledge of at least Newtonian mechanics and kinetics is helpful.

The book begins with an interesting premise - that it will challenge some of the most fundamental ideas regarding space, time and matter the reader likel
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Paulo
A wonderful, brief, introduction to the very complicated and at-times mind-boggling theme of relativity. The book manages to be accessible, without cutting on rigour. This is a very good introduction to some for whom, like me, relativity is a completely new subject. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn a bit more about the universe, space and time.
Reham Atya
فعلا شرح بسيط للنسبية الخاصة والعامة ... طريقة السرد مشوقة للغاية .. استفدت معلومات جديدة وفي مبادئ وضحت وفهمتها اكتر .. زي التباطؤ الزمني والتكافؤ والفرق بين العجلة والجاذبية والسقوط الحر .. وأحداثيات الزمكان .. أنصح بقراءته لأنه ممتع حقيقي
Youness Sabri
كتاب مبسط و رائع عن النظرية النسبية . ترجمة ممتازة ..
أفضل كتاب قرأته عن النسبية بعد الكون الأحدب ..
أنصح به لمن أراد الاطلاع على هذه النظرية .
Sameh Sayed
تبسيط رائع للنسبيه لكن يحتاج الي شخص له خلفيه علميه جيده
Shane Hall
Like others in Oxford's VSI series, you need to be able to keep up if you're going to take away an understanding of the subject. That being said, Stannard presents Relativity clearly and well from the modern viewpoint, factoring in 100 years of additional augmentative theory and citing numerous experimental proofs. Not perfect but excellent for expanding your understanding.
Dan Cohen
I read this around 6 months ago and, flicking through it, I really can't remember what I thought of it at the time. I've read many books that have been written for the layman on relativity and this one seems to have left little impression on me. I don't recall many moments of sensing the mists clear as I read it, but it's a good general introduction.
Cate
Hmmm...what did I learn? That the universe is a very large, WEIRD place. I learned about black holes not being infinite and also about how large objects and their gravity curves space, which has really interesting implications for geometry. I also learned about spacetime, which seems to imply that one could travel anytime, anywhere...So weird and awesome.
Luis
Let's put it plain: I am usually terrible about physics and maths, and I have always thought I would never get a full glimpse of Relativity. Then I read this book and I believe I understood a good deal of it. You like physics but you can get through the numbers and equations: this is a book for you.
Daniel Wright
Russell Stannard re-writes the first two books of his excellent Uncle Albert series, but for grown-ups. A clearer introduction to special and general relativity for the intelligent layman you will struggle to find anywhere.
Russell
I liked that the book is a concise overview of both special and general relativity. Most importantly, it takes today's understanding of particle physics and cosmology and shows how our understanding of relativity helped shape it.
Feroz Khan Hamid
As the other very short introduction book I read (Philosophy - A Very Short Introduction), this one is also a very good book for anyone extremely new to the topic ! Very interesting read indeed :)
Araf Karsh
As the other very short introduction book I read (Philosophy - A Very Short Introduction), this one is also a very good book for anyone extremely new to the topic ! Very interesting read indeed :)
Jessie
Lots of interesting facts in here. Also, lots of confusing facts in here.
Omar Boukli-Hacene
Read it on metro trains. A very beautiful journey.
Gendou
A good introduction to relativity.
Not much else to say.
Peter
Nice little book. I'm on a relativity kick.
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