8 edition of **Relativity demystified** found in the catalog.

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Published
**2006** by McGraw-Hill in New York .

Written in English

- Relativity (Physics) -- Popular works.

**Edition Notes**

Includes index.

Statement | David McMahon. |

Genre | Popular works. |

Series | Demystified series, McGraw-Hill "Demystified" series. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QC173.57 .M36 2006 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | p. cm. |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL3429861M |

ISBN 10 | 0071455450 |

LC Control Number | 2005054738 |

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