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Relativity Demystified by David McMahon
Book DescriptionThis book helps readers learn relativity at the speed of light! Now anyone can grasp Einstein's great theory of relativity - without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In "Relativity Demystified", theoretical physicists (and student-savvy authors) David McMahon and Paul Ansing provide an effective, illuminating, and entertaining way to learn the essentials and formulas of Einstein's theories. With "Relativity Demystified", you master the subject one step at a time - at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers problems at the end of each chapter and part to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.This fast and entertaining self-teaching course makes it much easier to: master theoretical physics at your own pace; learn the formulas and principles of special and general relativity from hundreds of worked examples; use practical mathematical tools for solving relativity problems; receive layperson's explanations for Schwarzhild spacetimes, black holes, gravitational radiation, and actual current research; perform better in one of the scariest courses of all; and, take a final exam and grade it yourself!Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for those who already know something about relativity, "Relativity Demystified" is the best self-teaching tool or brush-up you can find!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780071455459
(228mm x 182mm x 24mm)
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David McMahon
Quantum Mechanics Demystified, Paperback (June 2013)
The second edition of this bestseller is fully revised with reworked equations, all-new quizzes and test questions, four new chapters, and a completely refreshed interior design.
String Theory Demystified, Paperback (September 2008)
Elucidates the highly mathematical, complex, and difficult to learn topic of string theory in the DeMYSTiFied way, with loads of examples, solved equations, and step-by-step guidance.
Complex Variables Demystified, Paperback (August 2008)
Complex Variables Demystified is a guide for readers who are looking for a straightforward and user-friendly way to master the subject of complex variables/analysis.
Biochemistry Demystified, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by David McMahon
For the hundreds of thousands of students who must tackle a biochemistry class to complete requirements for pre-Med, as well as those following higher science curricula, Biochemistry Demystified is an indispensable resource.
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Author Biography - David McMahon
David McMahon works as a researcher at Sandia National Laboratory, a Department of Energy facility. His research involves work on nuclear fusion and the design of nuclear-powered spacecraft. He has a master's degree in physics and a bachelor's in applied mathematics, both from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in theoretical physics in the areas of quantum field theory and the use of general relativity. Mr. McMahon is a published author. Previous work includes two books on computer programming: Rapid Application Development with Visual Basic 6 and Rapid Application Development with Visual C++. He also wrote Quantum Mechanics Demystified, and was a contributing writer to Ace the Technical Interview. All of his books are published by McGraw-Hill. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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