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A classic of elementary relativistic pedagogy! This straight- forward book introduces readers to the conceptually tricky subject of relativity in understandable terms. The writing is crisp and clearly written by someone who is aware of the conceptual difficulties that nonscientists have in coming to grips with relativity.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Ingram (first published 1968)
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i= sqrt(-1): "Space and Time in Special Relativity" by N. David Mermin



Newbie: “I know very little about this subject, and understand even less, but what follows are my confused ramblings about travelling faster than the speed of light ( C ). Much appreciated if someone could put me straight on any/all the bits I've got wrong :)

If, when travelling faster through space, time slows down for the traveller, does not this mean that we, and e
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I did not master this subject, though it all made sense at the time.
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the best introduction to special relativity i know of. doesn't require much more than high school algebra and the willingness to think hard.
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Nathaniel David Mermin (born 1935) is a solid-state physicist at Cornell University best known for the eponymous Mermin–Wagner theorem, his application of the term "Boojum" to superfluidity, and for the quote "shut up and calculate!" (in the context of the interpretation of quantum mechanics).

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