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Einstein and Relativity: The Big Idea
     

Einstein and Relativity: The Big Idea

by Paul Strathern
 
E = mc(2)

Few equations have entered our consciousness with the speed and impact of Einstein's cosmos-changing formula. From the moment he published his revolutionary papers on his theory of relativity, humankind's view of the world and the universe changed forever, the latest phase of the modern age was born, and our horizons shifted.

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E = mc(2)

Few equations have entered our consciousness with the speed and impact of Einstein's cosmos-changing formula. From the moment he published his revolutionary papers on his theory of relativity, humankind's view of the world and the universe changed forever, the latest phase of the modern age was born, and our horizons shifted.

We may know that Einstein was the epitome of genius, but how many of us know what his theory really means and what its realistic implications are? "Einstein And Relativity" presents a brilliant distillation of Einstein's life and work, his work's historical and scientific context, and offers a truly accessible explanation of the concept that shaped the twentieth century.

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Presents a distillation of Einstein's life and work within their historical and scientific context and offers an accessible explanation of the concept that shaped the 20th century. Among other topics, it discusses Einstein's discovery that light is both a particle and wave; how Einstein proved the existence of molecules; why there is no such thing as real time; and how Einstein's brilliance led to his worst nightmare, the atom bomb. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385492447
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Big Idea Series
Edition description:
1 ANCHOR
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.21(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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