The Manga Guide to Relativity by Hideo Nitta

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Everything's gone screwy at Tagai Academy. When the headmaster forces Minagi's entire class to study Einstein's theory of relativity over summer school, Minagi volunteers to go in their place. There's just one problem: He's never even heard of relativity before! Luckily, Minagi has the plucky Miss Uraga to teach him.

Follow along with The Manga Guide to Relativity as Minagi learns about the non-intuitive laws that shape our universe. Before you know it, you'll master difficult concepts like inertial frames of reference, unified spacetime, and the equivalence principle. You'll see how relativity affects modern astronomy and discover why GPS systems and other everyday technologies depend on Einstein's extraordinary discovery.

The Manga Guide to Relativity also teaches you how to:Understand and use E = mc2, the world's most famous equationCalculate the effects of time dilation using the Pythagorean theoremUnderstand classic thought experiments like the Twin Paradox, and see why length contracts and mass increases at relativistic speedsGrasp the underpinnings of Einstein's special and general theories of relativity

If the idea of bending space and time really warps your brain, let The Manga Guide to Relativity straighten things out.


About Hideo Nitta

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Hideo Nitta, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Physics at Tokyo Gakugei University. He has had many papers and books published by Japanese and overseas publishers on subjects including quantum dynamics and radiation physics. He also has a strong interest in physics education. He is a member of the International Commission on Physics Education (ICPE), which is a commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). Masafumi Yamamoto earned his PhD in Applied Physics from the Graduate School of Engineering at Hokkaido University. His numerous publications include books on physics, electromagnetism, and lasers. Trend Pro, Inc. is a pioneer of Ad-Manga--advertisement and advertising using Manga--in Japan. The company has produced over 1,700 Ad-Manga for over 700 clients, including many well-known public companies and government agencies. The company has over 100 registered professional Manga artists.
Published March 28, 2012 by No Starch Press. 192 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Science & Math, Children's Books, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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How much richer would The Manga Guide to Relativity have been had it taken advantage of its medium to explore those deep and colorful aspects of relativity?

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