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

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Generations have grown up knowing that the equation E=mc2 changed the shape of our world but never understanding what it actually means and why it was so significant. Here, Bodanis writes the "biography" of this great discovery and turns a seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic and accessible human achievement. Bodanis begins by introducing the science and scientists forming the backdrop to Einstein's discovery. Having demystified the equation, he explains its science and brings it to life; making clear the ...