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Getting the Measure of Einstein's Space and Time

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Getting the Measure of Einstein's Space and Time
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Publisher: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Number of pages: 181

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The space and time introduced by Albert Einstein in 1905 is explained by examining a series of simple thought or 'gedanken' experiments. The development makes extensive use of spacetime diagrams to help readers appreciate the full extent of these changes.

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