What did Einstein mean by e=mc2? how is a black hole formed? What use is a fourth dimension?
It is now almost a century since einstein’s General theory of relativity revolutionised our view of the universe. Famously complex, einstein’s brilliant mathematics and physics are nonetheless magnificent, compelling descriptions of how our world works, and have been – with quantum theory – one of the two key strands of physics’ last 100 years.
This Graphic Guide to relativity plots a thrilling, visually accessible course through Einstein’s astounding vision of gravity as the curvature of space-time, to the contributions of scientists from newton to hawking and then to the breathtakingly beautiful field equations. Bruce Bassett and ralph edney then explore Einstein’s legacy at the most advanced frontiers of physics today – black holes, gravitational waves, the accelerating universe and string theory.