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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2009
May 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Publishing
SELLER
INscribe Digital
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

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Relativity for Humanists without condescension

David Bodanis has written an amazingly accessible book. He humanizes the math and introduces us to a host of women and men who are the giants on whose shoulders Einstein was standing. Why mc2 not mc3? The story goes back to Voltaire’s mistress. This book is a delight. And the narration is clear and genuine.

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