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Einstein's Relativity (AUD$19.95)
(Paperback, 160 pages, 210x145mm, 0.40kg, 2011
ISBN 978-0-9592418-7-7)

It has been said that during his scientific life, Albert Einstein was able to explain the links between light and time, time and space, energy and matter, matter and space, and space and gravitation-a massive achievement by any standards. By those who knew him in later life he is remembered lecturing on his current interests and problems in an old sweater and slippers without socks. Einstein was never one to be interested in personal presentation or conformity and it is probably these personal traits that allowed his mind to be completely absorbed by the current scientific problem. Mostly he never had any idea what was socially expected of a man who had become a legend well within his own time.

Einstein's theory of relativity is now firmly embedded in the foundations of modern physics and will continue to fascinate researchers and people in general with its strange implications, re-enforcing the view that the workings of our world are very seldom what they first appear to be.

This book explains Einstein's theory of relativity, which pervades our entire world, in gradual steps, carefully explain-ing each building block of the theory, so that ultimately the disturbing implications of this all-encompassing theory become apparent.

The challenge in writing Einstein's Relativity was to produce a comprehendible and readable document on one of the most difficult scientific concepts of all time.
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Einstein's Relativity is written for those who have a desire to come to grips with one of the most famous, but least understood, theories in science but are reluctant to undertake a full physics degree.

Rankin has a Masters in environmental physics, but his previous publications have been collections of wilderness photographs. In Einstein's Relativity he provides a detailed introduction to the mathematics of special relativity so that the conceptual side of general relativity can be better understood. (Australasian Science, 2011)