E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

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Doubleday Canada, 2001 - Force and energy - 337 pages
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“This argument is amusing and seductive, but for all I know, the Lord may be laughing over it and leading me down the garden path.” – Albert Einstein in a letter to a friend

When E=mc2 was born in 1905 Albert Einstein was unsure of what he had accomplished. In fact, he had done nothing less than open the door to the inner structure of the universe. In this brilliant and accessible book, David Bodanis illuminates one of science’s most complex concepts. Ranging widely from Exit signs in theatres to the future fate of the earth, and presenting colourful portraits of the scientists behind the discoveries, Bodanis delivers a scintillating account of the real meaning of E=mc2.

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A horribly dry written book with no actual plot and gives information in a horrible way. If you are a teacher, i reccomend you not assign a three page paper on this horrible collection of unrelated and boring words. Knowledge should not be put into such a horrible container, it deserves better than that. Thanks! 

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An excellent way for those of us who are interested but are not physicists to understand the meaning of the science involved.

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About the author (2001)

David Bodanis is the author of six books, including the bestselling The Secret House. He teaches mathematical physics at Oxford and lives in London.

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