e=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis

e=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis

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Most people know that Einstein's equation is important but they don't usually know why. This book takes an approach to the equation that concentrates not on the biography of Einstein but on the biography of the equation itself.

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Most people know that Einstein's equation is important but they don't usually know why. This book takes an approach to the equation that concentrates not on the biography of Einstein but on the biography of the equation itself. David Bodanis looks at the ancestors of the equation, the three elements - e, m and c - before they end up together in Einstein's equation in Berne, 1905. From there he follows the course of the equation through the 20th century, focusing on the people who developed Einstein's work and its consequences. Without the equation for instance there would have been no atomic bomb, no lasers, no Internet and no science of black holes.

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SKU GOR002783560
Title e=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Author By (author) David Bodanis
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 216
ISBN 10 0333780337
ISBN 13 9780333780336
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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Most people know that Einstein's equation is important but they don't usually know why. This book takes an approach to the equation that concentrates not on the biography of Einstein but on the biography of the equation itself. David Bodanis looks at the ancestors of the equation, the three elements - e, m and c - before they end up together in Einstein's equation in Berne, 1905. From there he follows the course of the equation through the 20th century, focusing on the people who developed Einstein's work and its consequences. Without the equation for instance there would have been no atomic bomb, no lasers, no Internet and no science of black holes.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002783560
Title e=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Author By (author) David Bodanis
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 216
ISBN 10 0333780337
ISBN 13 9780333780336
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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