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My first book of relativity / Sheddad Kaid-Salah Ferrón & Eduard Altarriba.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Einstein's theory of relativity is one of the cornerstones of modern physics but it requires a total rethink of our notions of time and space. Strange things happen in a relative universe: length and time are not fixed and depend upon your frame of reference. If you move at high speed, time slows down, space contracts and weight increases. So a period of time for someone on Earth that lasts for hundreds of years may only be a couple of hours for someone travelling in a rocket close to the speed of light. It's mind-boggling stuff, but the theory of relativity has a real impact on our world today.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J 530.11 FER (Text) 33892100736355 Children's New Books Book None 05/05/2021 Checked out 08/19/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781787080324
  • ISBN: 1787080323
  • ISBN: 9781787080331
  • ISBN: 1787080331
  • Physical Description: 47 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Lewes, East Sussex : Button Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Time -- Measuring time -- Clocks & watches -- Space -- Speed -- Movement -- Frames of reference -- Adding up speeds -- The speed of light -- We always see the past -- The theory of (special) relativity -- Time is not what it seems -- Time dilation: firing marbles -- Time dilation: firing photons -- A light clock -- Journey to the future -- Length contraction -- The Muon's journey -- Speed makes things heavier -- Surfing the light -- A mathematical universe.
Summary, etc.:
Einstein's theory of relativity is one of the cornerstones of modern physics but it requires a total rethink of our notions of time and space. Strange things happen in a relative universe: length and time are not fixed and depend upon your frame of reference. If you move at high speed, time slows down, space contracts and weight increases. So a period of time for someone on Earth that lasts for hundreds of years may only be a couple of hours for someone travelling in a rocket close to the speed of light. It's mind-boggling stuff, but the theory of relativity has a real impact on our world today.
Target Audience Note:
Junior primary school age.
Subject: Relativity (Physics) > Juvenile literature.
Relativity (Physics)
Relativity (Physics)
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Picture books.
Instructional and educational works.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.

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