- Developer of a
commercial range of
audio- and audio-hardware-related computer software in the 1980's.
a multi-pane hypertext version of Abert Einstein's book, "Relativity,
The Special and the General Theories" in
format in the 1990's.
and maintained what was probably the largest
relativity-themed website on the internet
during the 1990's, "Erk's Relativity Pages".
research in relativity theory has tended to focus on one question: Is
the current theoretical structure really optimal, or does it represent
an artificial, "special-case" solution that has been forced upon us by
a pragmatic choice of initial decisions? How far is the shape of
current research dictated by a set of initial assumptions
taken a century ago, that can't be justified with hindsight?
Could relativity theory be simpler, easier to understand, and more
functional than the system that we currently have?
book attempts to explain both the good and bad aspects of
current relativity theory for a general scientifically-literate
audience, in a popular, heavily-illustrated format. It's primarily
aimed at the sort of people who bought Hawking's "Brief
Time", but covers a wider range of subjects, and strays into
topics associated with current cutting-edge research.
Relativity in Curved Spacetime: Life
without special relativity
Sept 19 2007:
ISBN 0955706807 (pbk)
15 2008: ISBN 0955706823 (hbk)