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

Author: David Bodanis; Simon Singh
Publisher: New York : Walker, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the "life" of Einstein's theory of relativity, discussing the scientific knowledge that led to it and describing its influence on the world, including the scientific discoveries it made possible.
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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bodanis; Simon Singh
ISBN: 0802713521 9780802713520
OCLC Number: 62135800
Description: xiii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Simon Singh --
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 ; [foreword, Simon Singh].

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Chronicles the "life" of Einstein's theory of relativity, discussing the scientific knowledge that led to it and describing its influence on the world, including the scientific discoveries it made possible.

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