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I'm looking for a book that explains Special and General Relativity without the math (my math isn't up to par yet).
cscott said:I'm looking for a book that explains Special and General Relativity without the math (my math isn't up to par yet).
If pop science it must be, then pop science it shall. There's no way you'll get very much further than a pop science understanding with just high school algebra. Resnick has partial derivatives right in the first chapter. And even if you skip past the worked problems, you can not understand forces, energy or electrodynamics without (vector) calculus. Nevertheless, the first 2 chapters of Resnick are quite illuminating by themselves, and the supplements at the end of the book are fairly readable too.rainbowings said:anything that explains special and general relativity without math can at best be a pop science book.
The main focus of "Books on Relativity: No Math Needed" is to explain the complex concept of relativity in a simple and easy-to-understand manner, without the use of mathematical equations.
The target audience for this book is anyone who is interested in learning about relativity, but may not have a strong background in mathematics. It is also suitable for those who are intimidated by equations and prefer a more conceptual understanding.
Yes, this book is designed for beginners and assumes no prior knowledge of relativity or advanced mathematics. It starts with the basics and gradually builds upon them to help readers understand the concept of relativity.
Yes, "Books on Relativity: No Math Needed" includes various real-life examples and applications of relativity, such as GPS systems, gravitational lensing, and time dilation. These examples help readers to better understand and visualize the concept of relativity.
Yes, this book can serve as a reference guide for those who want to refresh their understanding of relativity or need a quick review of the key concepts. It includes a glossary and index to help readers easily find specific information.