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Why does E=mc2 : (and why should we care?)

Author: Brian Cox; J R Forshaw
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2009.
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A deeply fascinating, engaging, and highly accessible explanation of Einstein's equation, using everyday life to explore the principles of physics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Cox; J R Forshaw
ISBN: 9780306817588 0306817586
OCLC Number: 246894061
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 249 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Space and time --
The speed of light --
Speical relativity --
Spacetime --
Why does E=mc2? --
And why should we care? of atoms, mousetraps, and the power of the stars --
The origin of mass --
Warping spacetime.
Responsibility: Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw.

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Presents an explanation of Einstein's equation that explores the principles of physics through everyday life. This book describes the theory behind origin of mass.  Read more...

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"I can think of no one, Stephen Hawking included, who more perfectly combines authority, knowledge, passion, clarity and powers of elucidation than Brian Cox. If you really want to know how Big Read more...

 
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