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Einstein's Universe: Gravity at Work and Play
By A. Zee
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Publication date July 19, 2001
Pages 282
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195142853
ISBN-10 0195142853
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $24.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: On Albert Einstein's seventy-sixth and final birthday, a friend gave him a simple toy made from a broomstick, a brass ball attached to a length of string, and a weak spring. Einstein was delighted: the toy worked on a principle he had conceived fifty years earlier when he was working on his revolutionary theory of gravity--a principle whose implications are still confounding physicists today.

Starting with this winning anecdote, Anthony Zee begins his animated discussion of phenomena ranging from the emergence of galaxies to the curvature of space-time, evidence for the existence of gravity waves, and the shape of the universe in the first nanoseconds of creation and today. Making complex ideas accessible without oversimplifying, Zee leads the reader through the implications of Einstein's theory and its influence on modern physics. His playful and lucid style conveys the excitement of some of the latest developments in physics, and his new Afterword brings things even further up-to-date.


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Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (July 19, 2001)
9780195142853 | details & prices | 282 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $24.99
About: On Albert Einstein's seventy-sixth and final birthday, a friend gave him a simple toy made from a broomstick, a brass ball attached to a length of string, and a weak spring.

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