Why Does E=mc2?

Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?)

Language & Reference, Popular Science, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 09/03/2010
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Why Does E=mc2?
An excellent introduction to Einstein and Physics!
As someone with a deep interest in all things science and space, but with no formal education beyond the basics, I have to say that this book impressed me.... READ MORE
Jonathan Carton at Bluewater


The international bestseller: an introduction to the theory of relativity by the eminent physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einstein's famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light-while exploding commonly held misconceptions-they demonstrate how the structure of nature itself is contained within this equation. Along the way, we visit the site of one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted: the now-famous Large Hadron Collider, a gigantic particle accelerator capable of re-creating conditions that existed fractions of a second after the Big Bang. A collaboration between one of the youngest professors in the United Kingdom and a distinguished popular physicist, Why Does E=mc2? is one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of the theory of relativity.

  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 9780306819117
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 313g
  • Dimensions: 124 x 192 x 22 mm

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Why Does E=mc2?
A good guide for beginners to modern Physics
I will recommend this book to any person who feels interested in having an overview and self-exploration about modern Physics. Even without specialistic kn... READ MORE
Nguyen Thanh Binh
Why Does E=mc2?
Could do better
This book should be severely edited to halve its size. A lot of space is taken up trying to cater for readers who have to have it explained to them , for e... READ MORE
Why Does E=mc2?
Physics for all – no boffins required!
The greatest achievement of this highly readable book, besides the not inconsiderable one of making accessible to the layperson Einstein’s theory of mass, ... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
Why Does E=mc2?
Frankly A Must Read
Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw are at the forefront of modern physics and do a wonderful job of explaining the classic theory (that is E=mc2) using "simple" ma... READ MORE
Michael Phillips
Why Does E=mc2?
Brilliant!!! detailed, yet simple to follow
For those of us who are interested in ' what makes things tick' and how the most brilliant minds of our time think and come up with our greatest ever disco... READ MORE
Mental sponge
Why Does E=mc2?
Why does E = MC 2
I bought this book as a gift for a friend and after he had read it he said he was very impressed with it. I can't add more to that since I myself haven't r... READ MORE
Malcolm Stewart
Why Does E=mc2?
I got this book as a gift for a friend and after he had read it he said he was very impressed with the presentation because it was in everyday language and... READ MORE
Malcolm Stewart