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Author Cox, Brian, 1968-
Title Why does E=mc˛? : (and why should we care?) / Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw.
Imprint Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010.
Edition 1st Da Capo Press pbk. ed.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  QC173.6 .C68 2010    AVAILABLE


Call # QC173.6 .C68 2010
Phys. Description xiii, 249 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Note Originally published: 2009.
Includes index.
Contents Space and time -- The speed of light -- Special relativity -- Spacetime -- Why does E=mc2? -- And why should we care? Of atoms, mousetraps, and the power of the stars -- The origin of mass -- Warping spacetime.
Summary A deeply fascinating, engaging, and highly accessible explanation of Einstein's equation, using everyday life to explore the principles of physics.
Subject Einstein field equations.
Special relativity (Physics) -- Mathematics.
Space and time -- Mathematics.
Alt Author Forshaw, J. R. (Jeffrey Robert), 1968-
ISBN 9780306818769 (pbk.) : $15.95
9780306817588 (alk. paper)
0306818760 (pbk.)
0306817586 (alk. paper)