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

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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: 310 g
Dimensions: 202 x 139 x 22 mm


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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 Science works and why it matters to each of us in the smallest way then be entertained by this dazzlingly enthusiastic man. Can someone this charming really be a professor?" Stephen Fry "(The authors have)blazed a clear trail into forbidding territory, from the mathematical structure of space-time all the way to atom bombs, astrophysics and the origin of mass." The New Scientist "(This book) is clear, sparkling in places, and totally without vanity... anyone with an adventurous mind should be intrigued by what two smart physicists say about (relativity theory) in plain language...[A] delightful little book." The Huffington Post"

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“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 knowledge, you shall not find it too hard to follow the new... More

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“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 example, that the reciprocal of 1/2 is 2. yet they are assumed... More

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“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, energy, space and time, is the way the authors celebrate the... More

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