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"The fact that Einstein's Theory of Relativity has been considered something strange and revolutionary is due, according to Professor Bondi, to several commonsense though erroneous notions about velocity, light, and time. By viewing Newtonian physics in a different manner, a much more comprehensible picture of Relativity could be established with little trouble. This volume proceeds to do just that, offering a radically reoriented presentation of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity that derives Relativity from Newtonian ideas, rather than in opposition to them. It is one of the most valuable popular accounts available.
"The author first explains the concepts of force, momentum, rotation, sound, light, and the relation of these to the important concept of velocity. He then shows how time is relative rather than absolute; how high speeds affect the nature of time; and how acceleration affects speed, time, and mass..."