E=mc2: a Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis

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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. This 2001 Pan Books Paperback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9780330391658 SKU: 1031373 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.