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

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

by Brian Edward Cox, Jeff Forshaw (Author)

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An attempt to combinte pop science with chick lit. = to : ( ( )
  Baku-X | Jan 10, 2017 |
This is a fascinating look at the details behind the classic equation; how it was discovered, what it means, and what further discoveries it has led to. There really isn't much maths involved considering the subject, and it is very simply explained. It brought back A-level maths and physics and expanded on the brief explanations we were given in those classes. ( )
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  PhotoS | Feb 17, 2014 |
I really, really want to understand this. It started well, but when the maths kicked in i got lost. You Do have to have more than a basic understanding of maths to get this. ( )
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The most accessible, entertaining, and enlightening explanation of the best-known physics equation in the world, as rendered by two of today’s leading scientists. Professor Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of 21st century science to consider the real meaning behind the iconic sequence of symbols that make up Einstein’s most famous equation, E=mc2. Breaking down the symbols themselves, they pose a series of questions: What is energy? What is mass? What has the speed of light got to do with energy and mass? In answering these questions, they take us to the site of one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted. Lying beneath the city of Geneva, straddling the Franco-Swiss boarder, is a 27 km particle accelerator, known as the Large Hadron Collider. Using this gigantic machine—which can recreate conditions in the early Universe fractions of a second after the Big Bang—Cox and Forshaw will describe the current theory behind the origin of mass.

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A deeply fascinating, engaging, and highly accessible explanation of Einstein's equation, using everyday life to explore the principles of physics.

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