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E=mc² : a biography of the world's most famous equation

Author: David Bodanis
Publisher: New York : Walker, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the science and scientists who provided the backdrop to Einstein's seminal 1905 discovery and offers a definitive explanation of the equation from a mathematical, historical, and scientific perspective.
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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bodanis
ISBN: 0802713521 9780802713520 9780965006934 096500693X 0802714633 9780802714633
OCLC Number: 44162518
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 337 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 --
Birth --
Bern patent office, 1905 --
Part 2 --
Ancestors of E=mc[squared] --
E is for energy --
= --
m is for mass --
c is for celeritas --
2[hacek(caron)] --
Part 3 --
The early years --
Einstein and the equation --
Into the atom --
Quiet in the midday snow --
Part 4 --
Adulthood --
Germany's turn --
Norway --
America's turn --
8:16 a.m. --
over Japan --
Part 5 --
Till the end of time --
The fires of the sun --
Creating the earth --
A Brahmin lifts his eyes unto the sky --
Epilogue : What else Einstein did --
Appendix : Follow-up of other key participants.
Other Titles: Biography of the world's most famous equation
Responsibility: David Bodanis.
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Examines the science and scientists who provided the backdrop to Einstein's seminal 1905 discovery and offers a definitive explanation of the equation from a mathematical, historical, and scientific perspective.

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