Einstein for Dummies  (R), Paperback Book
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Genius demystified, the Dummies way! In 1905, Albert Einstein revolutionized modern physics with his theory of relativity.

He went on to become a twentieth-century icon-a man whose name and face are synonymous with "genius." Now, at last, ordinary readers can explore Einstein's life and work in this new For Dummies guide.

Physicist Carlos Calle chronicles Einstein's career and explains his work-including the theories of special and general relativity-in language that anyone can understand.

He shows how Einstein's discoveries affected everything from the development of the atom bomb to the theory of quantum mechanics.

He sheds light on Einstein's personal life and beliefs, including his views on religion and politics. And he shows how Einstein's work continues to affect our world today, from nuclear power to space travel to artificial intelligence.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Physics
  • ISBN: 9780764583483



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This is the first of the "Dummies" books I've ever read or even glanced through, and I was very impressed. It is written by a senior research scientiest at NASA, Carlos I. Calle, who really can take very complicated science and explain it in plain language for the general reader. I bought this book because I am reading a biography of Einstein and was getting a bit lost in the significance of his scientific discoveries. What a great complement to the biography this turned out to be. I won't hesitate to buy other "Dummies" books when I become curious about a subject.

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