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Title:
The curvature of spacetime : Newton, Einstein, and gravitation
Author:
Fritzsch, Harald, 1943-
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Uniform Title:
Verbogene Raum-Zeit. English
Publication Information:
New York : Columbia University Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
x, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780231118200
Format :
Book

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The physicist Harald Fritzsch explains the meaning and implications of the general theory of relativity and other mysteries of modern physics by presenting an imaginary conversation among Newton, Einstein and a fictitious contemporary particle physicist called Adrian Haller. In this account of relativity, Newton serves as the sceptic and asks the questions a modern reader might ask. Einstein himself does the explaining while Haller explains the new developments that have occured since the general theory was proposed.