E= [MC.sup.2]: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS EQUATION. – Review – book review
E= [MC.sup.2]: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS EQUATION
David Bodanis Walker & Company, $24.
“The equation that changed everything” is familiar to even the most physics-challenged, but it remains a fuzzy abstraction to most. Science writer Bodanis makes it a lot more clear. He straightforwardly explains the meanings or E, m, and [c.sup.2], then leads us through the steps Einstein took in arriving at his formulation, and finally chronicles where the equation has taken the world.
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