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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:37 am 
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brian livesey wrote:
Russell said that people who are unfamiliar with Non-Euclidean Geometry, will not be able to understand relativity theory.

However, he went to some lengths to try to explain the basics of Relativity to the uninitiated. The ABC of Relativity.

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Dear Joe
Along the way a few years back I got "relativity Demystified: A self-teaching guide". Its rear cover says "learn relativity at the speed of light..........................................................................."
"Simple enough for beginners but challenging for those who already know someting about relativity. Relativity Demystified is the best self teaching tool or brush up you can find!"
Well I have to say in my case I am the biggest "tool" for buying the book.
Important though relativity is, I've decided there is plenty of other astronomy above my head that I don't understand properly so why should I worry. I'll just say Relativity is "special" and from what I gather it's "general"ly right.
Best wishes from Cliff


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