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Einstein and Relativity (Big Idea)

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Publisher Comments:

E = mc(2)<P>Few equations have entered our consciousness with the speed and impact of Einstein's cosmos-changing formula. From the moment he published his revolutionary papers on his theory of relativity, humankind's view of the world and the universe changed forever, the latest phase of the modern age was born, and our horizons shifted.<P>We may know that Einstein was the epitome of genius, but how many of us know what his theory really means and what its realistic implications are? "Einstein And Relativity" presents a brilliant distillation of Einstein's life and work, his work's historical and scientific context, and offers a truly accessible explanation of the concept that shaped the twentieth century.

Book News Annotation:

Presents a distillation of Einstein's life and work within their historical and scientific context and offers an accessible explanation of the concept that shaped the 20th century. Among other topics, it discusses Einstein's discovery that light is both a particle and wave; how Einstein proved the existence of molecules; why there is no such thing as real time; and how Einstein's brilliance led to his worst nightmare, the atom bomb. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385492447
Subtitle:
The Big Idea
Author:
Strathern, Paul
Publisher:
Anchor
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Einstein, albert, 1879-1955
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Relativity
Subject:
Relativity (physics)
Subject:
Physicists -- Biography.
Subject:
Einstein, Albert
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Big Idea
Publication Date:
19990420
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.91x5.12x.22 in. .20 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Science and Technology
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Biographies and Classics
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Relativity Theory

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