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Six not-so-easy pieces, Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and space-time, Richard P. Feynman, with Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands ; introduction by Roger Penrose

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Six not-so-easy pieces, Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and space-time, Richard P. Feynman, with Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands ; introduction by Roger Penrose
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Six not-so-easy pieces
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
705522813
Responsibility statement
Richard P. Feynman, with Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands ; introduction by Roger Penrose
Sub title
Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and space-time
Summary
" ... In the challenging 'Six Not-So-Easy Pieces', Feynman delves into one of the most revolutionary discoveries in twentieth-century physics: Einstein's Theory of Relativity ..."--Page 4 of cover
Table Of Contents
Vectors. Symmetry in physics ; Translations ; Rotations ; Vectors ; Vector algebra ; Newton's laws in vector notation ; Scalar product of vectors -- Symmetry in Physical Laws. Symmetry operations ; Symmetry in space and time ; Symmetry and conservation laws ; Mirror reflections ; Polar and axial vectors ; Which hand is right? ; Parity is not conserved! ; Antimatter ; Broken symmetries -- The Special Theory of Relativity ; The principle of relativity ; The Lorentz transformation ; The Michelson-Morley experiment ; Transformation of time ; The Lorentz contraction ; Simultaneity ; Four-vectors ; Relativistic dynamics ; Equivalence of mass and energy ; Relativistic Energy and Momentum. Relativity and the philosophers ; The twin paradox ; Transformation of velocities ; Relativistic mass ; Relativistic energy ; Space-Time. The geometry of space-time ; Space-time intervals ; Past, present, and future ; More about four-vectors ; Four-vector algebra ; Curved Space. Curved spaces with two dimensions ; Curvature in three-dimensional space ; Our space is curved ; Geometry in space-time ; Gravity and the principle of equivalence ; The speed of clocks in a gravitational field ; The curvature of space-time ; Motion in curved space-time ; Einstein's theory of gravitation
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