#### David Mcmahon, Paul M. Alsing con Relativity Demystified

Title: Relativity Demystified <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: David McMahon <>Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional

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**LEARN RELATIVITY AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT!**

Now anyone can grasp Einstein's great theory of relativity -- without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In *Relativity Demystified,* theoretical physicists (and student-savvy authors) David McMahon and Paul Ansing provide an effective, illuminating, and entertaining way to learn the essentials and formulas of Einstein's theories.

With *Relativity Demystified,* you master the subject one step at a time―at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers problems at the end of each chapter and part to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.

This fast and entertaining self-teaching course makes it much easier to:

- Master theoretical physics at your own pace
- Learn the formulas and principles of special and general relativity from hundreds of worked examples
- Use practical mathematical tools for solving relativity problems
- Receive layperson's explanations for Schwarzhild spacetimes, black holes, gravitational radiation, and actual current research
- Perform better in one of the scariest courses of all
- Take a final exam and grade it yourself!

Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for those who already know something about relativity, *Relativity Demystified* is the best self-teaching tool or brush-up you can find!

**David McMahon** works as a researcher at Sandia National Laboratory, a Department of Energy facility. His research involves work on nuclear fusion and the design of nuclear-powered spacecraft. He has a master's degree in physics and a bachelor's in applied mathematics, both from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in theoretical physics in the areas of quantum field theory and the use of general relativity. Mr. McMahon is a published author. Previous work includes two books on computer programming: *Rapid Application Development with Visual Basic 6* and *Rapid Application Development with Visual C++.* He also wrote *Quantum Mechanics Demystified,* and was a contributing writer to *Ace the Technical Interview.* All of his books are published by McGraw-Hill. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.