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E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

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Publisher Comments:

Generations have grown up knowing that the equation E=mc2 changed the shape of our world, but never understanding what it actually means, why it was so significant, and how it informs our daily lives today—governing, as it does, everything from the atomic bomb to a televisions cathode ray tube to the carbon dating of prehistoric paintings. In this book, David Bodanis writes the “biography” of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history—that the realms of energy and matter are inescapably linked—and, through his skill as a writer and teacher, he turns a seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic human achievement and an uncommonly good story.

Book News Annotation:

The equation did not emerge fully grown from Einstein's head one day in 1905, says mathematician-turned-social scientist Bodanis. He takes it apart, explaining each element, and in the process introduces key figures who previously discovered the realms of energy and mass and how they operated. Among them are Voltaire's lover Emilie du Ch<^a>telet, and Michael Faraday.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Bodanis writes the "biography" of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history, and through his skill as a writer and teacher, he turns a seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic and accessible human achievement. 20 photos & drawings.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-[318]) and index.

About the Author

David Bodanis designed and gave the "Intellectual Tool-kit" course lectures for many years at Oxford University in England. He is the author of several books, including The Secret Family and the best-seller The Secret House. A native of Chicago, he lives in London, England.

Table of Contents

  1. Part 1 - Birth
  2. Bern patent office, 1905
  3. Part 2 - Ancestors of E=mcsquared
  4. E is for energy --= --m is for mass
  5. c is for celeritas
  6. 2hacek(caron) --Part 3 - The early years
  7. Einstein and the equation
  8. Into the atom
  9. Quiet in the midday snow
  10. Part 4 - Adulthood
  11. Germany's turn
  12. Norway
  13. America's turn
  14. 8:16 a.m. - over Japan
  15. Part 5 - Till the end of time
  16. The fires of the sun
  17. Creating the earth
  18. A Brahmin lifts his eyes unto the sky
  19. Epilogue : What else Einstein did
  20. Appendix : Follow-up of other key participants.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802713520
Subtitle:
A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Author:
Bodanis, David
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Force and energy
Subject:
Mathematical Physics
Subject:
Relativity
Subject:
Mass
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
106-152
Publication Date:
20000901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.38 x 4.88 in

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