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E = MC2 : A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

E = MC2 : A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0425181645

Cover of E = MC2 : A Biography of the World
ISBN13: 978-0425181645
ISBN10: 0425181642
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corp.
Published: 2000
International: No

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E = MC2 : A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0425181645

David Bodanis

ISBN13: 978-0425181645
ISBN10: 0425181642
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corp.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Already climbing the bestseller lists-and garnering rave reviews-this "little masterpiece"* sheds brilliant light on the equation that changed the world.

Author Bio

Bodanis, David : University of Oxford

David Bodanis taught for many years a survey of intellectual history at the University of Oxford. He is the author of several books, including The Secret Family and the bestseller The Secret Home.

Table of Contents

Preface


Part 1: Birth
1. Bern Patent Office, 1905

Part 2: Ancestors of E=mc²
2. E is for Energy
3. =
4. m Is for mass
5. c Is for celeritas
6. ²

Part 3: The Early Years
7. Einstein and the Equation
8. Into the Atom
9. Quiet in the Midday Snow

Part 4: Adulthood
10. Germany's Turn
11. Norway
12. America's Turn
13. 8:16 AM - Over Japan

Part 5: Til the End of Time
14. The Fires of the Sun
15. Creating the Earth
16. A Brahmin Lifts His Eyes Unto the Sky

Epilogue: What Else Einstein Did
Appendix: Follow-Up of Other Key Participants
Notes
Guide to Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Index

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