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Why Does E=mc2? (And Why Should We Care?)
Why Does E=mc2? (And Why Should We Care?) by Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw 0306817586 9780306817588
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Why Does E=mc2? (And Why Should We Care?) by Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw

Ask for a scientific equation and most people will say E=mc2. But few could say what this iconic series of symbols actually means. Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of 21st century science to unpack Einsteins famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light, while exploding commonly held misconceptions, they demonstrate how the very 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. Beneath the city of Geneva, physicists have constructed the now-famous Large Hadron Collider, a gigantic particle accelerator capable of recreating conditions fractions of a second after the Big Bang. From here, Cox and Forshaw observe the newest theories of the origins of mass in action, and share their extraordinary discoveries. A collaboration between one of the youngest professors in the U.K., and a distinguished, popular physicist, Why Does E=mc2? promises to be one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of the theory of relativity in recent years.

Author: Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 264

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 2009-07-14

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0306817586

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