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A brilliant elucidation of the theory of relativity and a fascinating look at the man who changed the face of the twentieth century.
E=mc² Few equations have entered our consciousness with the speed and impact of Einstein's cosmos-changing formula. And from the moment he published his revolutionary papers on the theory of relativity from which this formula sprang, humankind's view of the world and the universe changed forever, the lastest phase of the modern age was born, and our horizons shifted.
We may know that Einstein was the epitome of genius, but how many of us know what his theory really means, and what its realistic implications are? Einstein and Relativity presents a brilliant distillation of Einstein's life and work within their historical and scientific contexts; and offers a truly accessible explanation of the concept that shaped the twentieth century.
Revealing Einstein's legendary eccentricities and tracing his passage across the world stage, this witty, engaging, accessible book is for anyone fascinated with the quirky icon; and even more important, for all those who want to truly understand the discoveries that have defined the modern world we live in.