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Einstein For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05448-2
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384 pages
March 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: A Genius Awakens.

Chapter 1: Who Was Einstein?

Chapter 2: Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Man.

Chapter 3: 1905: Einstein’s Miracle Year.

Part II: On the Shoulders of Giants: What Einstein Learned in School.

Chapter 4: A Clockwork Universe.

Chapter 5: The Arrow of Time.

Chapter 6: Einstein’s Most Fascinating Subject.

Chapter 7: And There Was Light.

Part III: The Special Theory of Relativity.

Chapter 8: Relativity Before Einstein.

Chapter 9: Riding on a Beam of Light.

Chapter 10: Clocks, Trains, and Automobiles: Exploring Space and Time.

Chapter 11: The Equation.

Part IV: The General Theory of Relativity.

Chapter 12: Einstein’s Second Theory of Relativity.

Chapter 13: “Black Holes Ain’t So Black”.

Chapter 14: Was Einstein Right about Relativity?

Part V: The Quantum and the Universe.

Chapter 15: Atoms Before Einstein.

Chapter 16: Quantum Leap: God Plays Dice.

Chapter 17: Einstein and the Bomb.

Chapter 18: Einstein’s Greatest Blunder.

Chapter 19: Not a Blunder After All.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Insights into Einstein’s Beliefs on Religion and Philosophy.

Chapter 21: Ten Women Who Influenced Einstein.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Einstein Timeline.

Index.

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