Gravity: Why What Goes up Must Come Down (Paperback)
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Gravity: Why What Goes up Must Come Down (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 24/10/2013
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Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Then Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending General Relativity, showing how matter warps space and time. Not only did this explain how gravity worked - and how apparently simple gravitation has four separate components - but it predicted everything from black holes to gravity's effect on time. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected discovery that a ball and a laser beam drop at the same rate, gravity is the force that fascinates.

Publisher: Prelude
ISBN: 9780715644072
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 198 x 132 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Clegg's skills never flag, and his account remains lucid and free of jargon, bad jokes, and math phobia

* Kirkus Reviews *

With this book in hand, we have all we need to set off on our next flight with our eyes open to the sheer wonder of what is involved

-- Alain de Botton * Inflight Science *

Brian Clegg brings in all beautifully down to Earth. Brilliant

-- Johnny Ball * How to Build Your Own Time Machine *

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