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

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einsteins miracle year of discoveries, a new edition of the bestselling “biography” of his famous equation
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 television's 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.

Synopsis:

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einsteins miracle year of discoveries, a new edition of the bestselling “biography” of his famous equation
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 television's 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.

About the Author

David Bodanis is the author of Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity, and the bestselling The Secret House. A native of Chicago, he lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802714633
Subtitle:
A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Introduction:
Singh, Simon
Introduction:
Singh, Simon
Author:
Singh, Simon
Author:
Bodanis, David
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Force and energy
Subject:
Mathematical Physics
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Revised Edition
Publication Date:
20051001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.38 x 4.88 in

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Math
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Relativity Theory

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einsteins miracle year of discoveries, a new edition of the bestselling “biography” of his famous equation
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 television's 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.
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