Why Does E=mc2‪?‬

(And Why Should We Care?)

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Publisher Description

The international bestseller: an introduction to the theory of relativity by the eminent physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einstein's famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light-while exploding commonly held misconceptions-they demonstrate how the structure of nature itself is contained within this equation. Along the way, we visit the site of one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted: the now-famous Large Hadron Collider, a gigantic particle accelerator capable of re-creating conditions that existed fractions of a second after the Big Bang. A collaboration between one of the youngest professors in the United Kingdom and a distinguished popular physicist, Why Does E=mc2? is one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of the theory of relativity.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2009
14 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
264
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hachette Books
SIZE
1
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Customer Reviews

Tullochgrue ,

No maths required!

A mind blowing journey through Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity. This book explains why – for example – time really does slow down when clocks speed up (and so why we age more slowly when we travel more quickly). Abundantly illustrated with easy-to-grasp analogies (as well as a lot of background tales from the history of science), Professors Cox and Forshaw do an excellent job of opening this subject up to the ordinary reader – it’s clear they’re used to explaining counterintuitive theories to folk whose experience is limited to the everyday. They will coax your imagination well out of its comfort zone and into sector Mind-Blown. The maths is optional.

I loved this book. I might have to read it again.

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