The Manga Guide series of true-science books — The Manga Guide to Statistics, The Manga Guide to Physics, The Manga Guide to Databases, and more — will continue this year with three new volumes. (The previous set of six came out in 2008-2009.)
The Manga Guide to Relativity is due out this month, promising to help you
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 equation
- Calculate the effects of time dilation using the Pythagorean theorem
- Understand classic thought experiments like the Twin Paradox, and see why length contracts and mass increases at relativistic speeds
- Grasp the underpinnings of Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity
Best of all, from my perspective, the teacher is female — the “plucky” Miss Uraga. Relativity was always my favorite part of physics, so I’m eager to see the book. You can download the first chapter at the book’s web page.