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

Author: Bodanis, David

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einstein''s 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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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780802714633
SKU 31225912
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0802714633
Release Date 10/1/2005
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5L x 1.5T
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