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The fascination of relativity in a free downloadable pdf book.

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Travel near the speed of light, explore the twin paradox, black holes, the big bang, the history of the universe, curved space, gravitational waves, the jets of the Milky Way and many other captivating topics!

pdf  Free download of volume II : RELATIVITY and COSMOLOGY       

Enjoy the embedded colour films - even one of a moving light pulse! - and the large number of colour images. Have fun with many captivating riddles and curiosities. Be fascinated by special relativity, general relativity, Albert Einstein and cosmology. Mathematics is reduced to the bare minimum. This popular book is downloaded over 40 000 times per year.

This free ebook guarantees to be captivating and surprising on every page.

First, the book introduces special relativity in a simple way.

Enjoy the puzzles and look at the everyday world with new eyes! Challenge the arguments and experiments for an invariant speed limit in nature. Be captivated by time dilation, the twins paradox, length contraction, aberration, mass-energy equivalence and the existence of horizons. Learn about the dawdling principle of special relativity. Read about Einstein, his passion, his achievements and his failures.

Then, the book introduces general relativity and cosmology in the simplest way known so far.

Challenge the arguments for an invariant maximum force and power! Understand space curvature, black holes and gravity waves. Enjoy the basics of modern cosmology, together with many images of what is observed across the universe. Be fascinated by the observation of the stars orbiting the centre of the Milky Way and the recent discovery of galactic bubbles. Enjoy the maps of the universe and the various types of stars seen in the sky.

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        1 Maximum speed, observers at rest, and motion of light 14
        2 Relativistic mechanics 59
        3 Special relativity in four sentences 95
        4 Simple general relativity: gravitation, maximum speed and maximum force 97
        5 How maximum speed changes space, time and gravity 124
        6 Open orbits, bent light and wobbling vacuum 147
        7 From curvature to motion 170
        8 Why can we see the stars? - Motion in the universe 194
        9 Black holes - falling forever 240
        10 Does space differ from time? 258
        11 General relativity in a nutshell - a summary for the layman 265
  Appendix A Units, measurements and constants 272

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